Piquet Fined, Ordered To Sensitivity Training
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Nelson Piquet Jr., driver of the No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series car fielded by Turner Scott Motorsports, has been fined $10,000, will be required to participate in sensitivity training as directed by NASCAR and has been placed on indefinite probation for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct policy.
On Sept. 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.”
According to reports, Piquet referred to a social media photo of a fellow driver using a term offensive to homosexuals.