Truck Series driver Josh Reume was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Tuesday for violating his social media policy. And according to Reaume, this breach occurred unintentionally.
Reimu, a team owner in the Truck Series, says he posted a picture to Snapchat of a toaster strudel last week. It sounds very comfortable, right?
Well, the icing on that strudel was drawn in the shape of a swastika. And Reaume said that he somehow didn’t realize that he had drawn a loud swastika while posting the picture on Snapchat.
“What happened was, I straggled the toaster, I put icing on it.” I arbitrarily applied icing to it. I can – now, that it has become such an important thing in my life, everything is now clear in what I was thinking. I was contemplating a toaster straggle without thinking about how I was going to arrange for my daughter in the morning to take care of me as I had a responsibility and I was flying to Phoenix the next day.
“When I was done, I took a picture, I wrote, ‘Snack Time,’ and posted it on my Snapchat, which I had no idea it was even more than my immediate friend group. [The account is] Personal, it is not even in the name of my knowledge. Now, maybe shame on me for not fully understanding Snapchat, and I wouldn’t care to come on social media in the immediate future, but someone obviously screen-shot or did something with it and NASCAR it Pushed to. I don’t know what the image looks like. “
Reimu apologized for his actions in that interview and said that “there was not a bone in my body that intended to do so.” But his explanation seems a bit sharp. How his mind was even paying attention to the family stuff was how he iconized his Struggle, yet it is clearly evident to remember to post a photo of Stridel with the alleged unintentional icing swastika in Snapchat
The series finale of the truck took place Friday night in Phoenix and revealed that he was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR that weekend. The suspension means he will have to complete sensitivity training to return to the series, and given that Reoom says he is remorseful, chances are he will be reinstated before the 2021 season begins in February.
His actions are different from those of Mike Wallace. A longtime NASCAR veteran was suspended for previously removed Facebook posts. Wallace fought his NASCAR suspension and appealed twice, instead of apologizing for posting it on Facebook. Both of those appeals were denied and Wallace is still suspended indefinitely.
Remue, 30, competed in 12 of the 23 truck series races in 2020. His team placed trucks for innumerable drivers during the season and scored top-10 with Jason White at the wheel at Daytona in February.
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Nick Bromberg Is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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