NASCAR suspended driver Mike Wallace indefinitely on Thursday for a behavioral penalty in violation of the NASCAR Rule Book.
According to the penalty report, Wallace violated Sections 12.1, 12.8 and 12.8.1.e, the last of which states:
“Member actions that could result in a fine and/or indefinite suspension, or termination:
“Public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition.”
Wallace must also perform sensitivity training as directed by NASCAR.
Wallace, 61, has driven the No. 0 Chevrolet for owner Johnny Davis in three NASCAR Xfinity Series events this season. He has four wins in 497 career Xfinity starts. Wallace also has five wins in 115 starts in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and has made 197 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series.