Josh Reaume suspended for violating NASCAR sensitivity policy

By Jerry Jordan, Editor

An insensitive, anti-Semitic post on social media has led NASCAR to indefinitely suspend driver and team co-owner, Josh Reaume.

A source told Kickin’ the Tires, over the weekend, that Reaume, 30, posted a photo of a swastika on a social media platform. That image was apparently captured by the source and turned over to NASCAR.

Per  NASCAR rules, Reaume violated Rule 12.8.1 and 12.8.1.e, “NASCAR Members shall not make or cause to be made a 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.”

#00: Josh Reaume, Reaume Brothers Racing, Chevrolet Silverado

Reaume drives the No. 00 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series and is a co-owner of the Reaume Brothers Racing team. He was born in Redlands, California and began racing go-karts in 1997. The team began racing full-time in the Truck Series in 2018. In 87 starts between the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the truck series, Reaume has one Top 10 finish. His average finish in Xfinity is 34th and his average finish in trucks is 23rd. 

He was notified of the situation during the season-finale weekend at Phoenix Raceway, according to NASCAR. A message sent to Reaume seeking comment has not yet been returned.

8 thoughts on “Josh Reaume suspended for violating NASCAR sensitivity policy

  1. Granted, Reaume was a dummy for posting that given NASCARS hard ass stance on everything, but I think fans would like to get some of the flavor back that the series history is based on. Stop being pussies. Stop fining teams for fricken loose lug nuts. Thats lame.

  2. Bull shit, bull shit,bull shit, last time I checked, we are a free country. Free to say and do as one pleases as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. Nascar you have become a dictatorship. In 55 years of being a race fan I am thoroughly fed up with nascar and all the drama that goes with it.if someone doesn’t like what they see, Don’t look. How about NBC announcer referring to Jimmy Johnsons farewell lap, as a POLISH ve to bvictory lap. Is that not RACIST? In my eyes your saying that polish people are ass backwards.or does ones face have to be black in order for a comment to be considered “RACIST” get off your high horse. A racetrack isn’t the place to fight a verbal racist war.

  3. Ah, posting a swastika, the old weapon of murderous hate and conformity. At least NASCAR rejects symbols of hate. When will its fans?

    A longtime Mark Martin fan, now a Denny Hamlin fan (even though he drives a Toyota)

  4. We have a town here in Ontario Canada called Swastika. Luckily the courts have decided the town can keeps its name. The swastika was used as a symbol for happiness long before the guy with the defective mustache took it. Odd that the Jewish religion wants everyone to remember what happened, but take offence at a line drawing. Wikipedia says “The swastika symbol, 卐 or 卍, is an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia. The left-facing version may also be referred to as sauwastika. It is used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.”. Why can one religion take something from another religion?
    This much like idea that has taken hold recently where some people are applying todays values on events that occurred centuries ago. I am referring to statues being taken down because the person that is being honoured for some important event in history because that same person also had slaves or took part in what was then normal activities. Back then it was not considered wrong in some locations. If you want to remove all references to people that used slaves it will remove all of history except maybe portions on the last century and a half.

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