Final week on 5 August, the NASCAR Cup Sequence rookie was indefinitely suspended by each the workforce after which NASCAR.
This was in response to an Instagram submit that Gragson favored, which appeared to mock the 2020 homicide of George Floyd by the hands of Minneapolis cops.
The 25-year-old instantly apologised for his actions, posting the next assertion: “I’m dissatisfied in myself for my lack of consideration and actions on social media. I perceive the severity of this example. I really like and recognize everybody. I attempt to deal with everybody equally irrespective of who they’re. I tousled plain and easy.”
The workforce says Gragson “requested to be launched from his contract” and can now not be a part of the workforce.
Gragson has 13 NASCAR Xfinity Sequence victories, ending the 2022 season because the championship runner-up earlier than becoming a member of Legacy Motor Membership for his first full-time Cup season. 2023 was a wrestle for the younger driver, posting simply two top-20 finishes with a greatest end of twelfth.
Earlier than being suspended, he had already missed one race after struggling concussion-like signs in a crash at Gateway.
Noah Gragson, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet Camaro
Picture by: David Rosenblum / NKP / Motorsport Images
Gragson to comply with NASCAR’s reinstatement course of
Gragson launched the next assertion on Thursday, indicating that he plans to comply with the reinstatement course of and return to NASCAR in some unspecified time in the future:
“I’ve requested Legacy Motor Membership to launch me from my contract in order that I can take time to work by means of the NASCAR reinstatement course of. I really like racing, and I’m wanting ahead to a second likelihood to compete for wins on the highest degree of NASCAR – and most significantly, make my household, my workforce and the followers happy with me as soon as once more.”
Cal Wells III, who was not too long ago appointed CEO of the workforce, added: “Noah has a ton of expertise and has an incredible persona. It is a troublesome state of affairs, however we’re proud that Noah has taken possession of his actions and are assured he’ll work by means of this course of with NASCAR and are available again stronger.”
Legacy Motor Membership put Josh Berry within the #42 Chevrolet final weekend at Michigan, and has signed Mike Rockenfeller for the next two road course races.