NASCAR penalizes driver for homophobic slur

Nelson Piquet Jr. (Getty Images)

Nelson Piquet Jr. (Getty Images)

NASCAR Tuesday penalized NASCAR Nationwide series driver Nelson Piquet Jr., for an offensive and derogatory term directed towards another driver.

Piquet Jr., driver of the No. 30 car was fined $10,000, and will be required to participate in sensitivity training as directed by NASCAR. He was also placed on indefinite probation for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct policy.

According to media reports, Piquet directed a comment at driver Parker Kligerman MORE>>>

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