For the 2021 NASCAR Truck Series season, the grid will miss Josh Reaume. As it turns out the officials announced that he is being indefinitely suspended from racing.
The reason behind this decision is the fact that the 30-year-old was found guilty of violating the sport’s behavior policy.
As per the policy, Reaume broke a rule surrounding section 12.8.1.e. That rule refers to “public statements and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules another person”.
Apparently, Reaume made a recent post on social media, which seemingly violated that. Prior to the suspension, the 30-year-old competed in 12 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races and 2 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2020.
Reaume is a part-time driver in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. He drives the No. 34 Chevrolet Silverado for Reaume Brothers Racing. Reaume himself owns the team.
The driver defended his actions, and he insisted that he never did it intentionally. He even issued a statement explaining his side of the story and apologized if anyone had taken offense.
Josh Reaume insisted that the social media post was taken out of context and hoped that nobody would judge him on the basis of this post.
This is hardly the first time a NASCAR driver finds himself in hot water with respect to this situation. One only has to hark back to Kyle Larson’s incident.
The sport suspended him for uttering a racial slur in an official live-stream. As a result, NASCAR suspended him. To make matters worse for Larson, his team fired him.
The good news is that he has learned his lesson, and will be back in the fray next season. Reaume will hope that this is not a permanent suspension, as he still has plenty of years in him.