By David Morgan, Associate Editor
Noah Gragson’s actions on social media have landed him in hot water with both his team, Legacy Motor Club, and NASCAR, as he has been indefinitely suspended from the Cup Series starting with this weekend’s event in Michigan.
On Saturday morning, it came to light that Gragson had liked an insensitive meme regarding the death of George Floyd and shortly thereafter Legacy Motor Club announced that Gragson had been suspended from the team and super-sub Josh Berry would take his place behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400.
NASCAR followed up the Legacy Motor Club punishment with an indefinite suspension of its own.
“NASCAR fully supports Legacy Motor Club’s decision to suspend Noah Gragson,” the sanctioning body said in a statement. “Following his actions on social media, NASCAR has determined that Gragson has violated the Member Conduct section of the 2023 NASCAR Rule Book and has placed him under indefinite suspension.”
Gragson sent out an apology of his own on Twitter a short time later.
Prior to Saturday’s suspension, the 2023 season had not been the best for the Cup Series rookie, with an average finish of 28.2 and his best finish of 12th coming at Atlanta early in the season. Currently, Gragson sits 33rd in points.