The Legacy Motor Club is not having the best time. The tensions were already high since none of the drivers were able to make it through to the playoff round, and now with Noah Gragson’s firing, things are not looking good. With a driver down, it is just an uphill battle at this point.
The cause of Gragson’s firing is not yet confirmed. However, sources suggested that Gragson violated Section 4.4.D. of the NASCAR. The section clearly says, “Member actions that could result in a loss of 50-100 driver and team owner points and $150,000-$200,000 fine. Violations may also result in Race suspension(s), indefinite suspension, or termination.”
What Led To Violation?
According to several sources, the violation was triggered by the 25-year-old driver’s online activity. It is believed that Gragson liked a problematic meme that mocked the controversial and public case of police brutality that killed George Floyd. Netizens were quick to point out Gragson’s carelessness, and the issue soon became one of the primary causes of Gragson’s dismissal.
After LMC suspended Gragson, he took to X to express his disappointment in himself. Gragson wrote, “I am disappointed in myself for my lack of attention and actions on social media. I understand the severity of this situation. I love and appreciate everyone. I try to treat everyone equally no matter who they are. I messed up plain and simple.” But the ship has already sailed.
The team is in the middle of the 2023 season, so Gragson was soon replaced by the Legacy Motor Club. To step in on Gragson’s place, the team brought in Josh Berry. Berry is an experienced driver who is going to man the No. 42 Legacy MC Chevrolet at the FireKeepers Casino 400 event instead of Noah Gragson.
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