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Oct 01, 2013
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NASCAR Penalizes Nelson Piquet Jr. For Violating Sport’s Code Of Conduct Policy
Press Release

2013 NNS Driver Nelson Piquet Jr - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
2013 NNS Driver Nelson Piquet Jr - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 1, 2013) – Nelson Piquet Jr., driver of the No. 30 car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been fined $10,000, required to participate in sensitivity training as directed by NASCAR, and placed on indefinite probation for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct policy.

On September 25, Piquet violated Sections 7-5 (Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2013 NASCAR rule book.

“Nelson Piquet Jr. recently communicated an offensive and derogatory term that cannot be tolerated in our sport,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “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.”

Source: NASCAR Press Release




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