BROOKLYN, Mich. — Driver Noah Gragson has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and Legacy Motor Membership because of undisclosed exercise on social media.
“I’m disillusioned in myself for my lack of consideration and actions on social media,” Gragson posted Saturday. “I perceive the severity of this example. I like and respect everybody. I attempt to deal with everybody equally regardless of who they’re. I tousled plain and easy.”
A screenshot that appeared to point out Gragson’s Instagram account liking a meme that mocked George Floyd, a Black man who was murdered by a white police workplace again in 2020, was circulating round social media on Saturday. It is unclear whether or not that was the reason for the suspension.
Josh Berry will likely be within the No. 42 Chevrolet, making his Cup debut in Sunday’s race at Michigan Worldwide Speedway to switch Gragson.
NASCAR stated Gragson violated the member conduct of its rule e-book with out offering particulars.
NASCAR totally helps Legacy Motor Membership’s determination to droop Noah Gragson. Following his actions on social media, NASCAR has decided that Gragson has violated the Member Conduct part of the 2023 NASCAR Rule E-book and has positioned him below indefinite suspension.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 5, 2023
“His actions don’t characterize the values of our group,” Legacy Motor Membership stated in an announcement.
The 25-year-old Gragson, who’s from Las Vegas, is in his first full season within the Cup collection and is No. 33 in factors.
The Related Press contributed to this story.