LaJoie penalized for code of conduct violation
October 23, 2013, Official NASCAR release, NASCAR.com
Driver also placed on indefinite probation, issues apology
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Corey LaJoie, a driver in the NASCAR K&N East Series, 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 Oct. 15, Corey LaJoie violated Sections 7-5 (Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book.
"Corey LaJoie recently issued an insensitive and intolerable communication that has no place in our sport," said George Silbermann, NASCAR’s vice president, Regional and Touring Series. "Each of NASCAR's 2013 series-specific Rule Books includes our Code of Conduct that unequivocally states our stance specific to the use of demeaning language. We expect our entire industry to adhere to that Code."
On Wednesday afternoon, LaJoie issued an apology on Twitter.
I am very sorry for those offended by my recent remark. It was an immature & insenitive comment. I am upset with myself and how this....— Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) October 23, 2013
(2/2) has affected what has been a very positive year in my career.— Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) October 23, 2013