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Nelson Piquet Jr. Penalized for Violating NASCAR’s Code of Conduct Policy

Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. has been fined $10,000 and placed on indefinite probation, and he will have to attend sensitivity training after using a gay slur on social media.  In the announcement, NASCAR's senior vice president of racing operations, Steve O’Donnell, explained the governing body's decision: Nelson Piquet Jr. recently communicated an offensive and derogatory term that cannot be tolerated in our sport. NASCAR’s Code of Conduct explicitly spells out in the 2013 rule book our position regarding the use of disparaging terms. We expect our entire industry to abide by this Code. Piquet, who drives the No. 30 car for Turner Scott Motorsports, also released a statement to apologize for his choice of ...

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