NASCAR has taken an extraordinary step by suspending Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements indefinitely Wednesday for saying "an intolerable and insensitive remark" during an interview last weekend at Daytona. In a page from the NFL's playbook, Clements was suspended for conduct detrimental to stock car racing.
What could Clements have said that would spur such drastic and severe punishment? Take a step back and realize that a professional athlete is being suspended, indefinitely, for something he said. Not for drug use or a DUI or dangerous driving. Not a fine, not a week or two off. An indefinite suspension.
In what could create a firestorm for NASCAR, ESPN.com reports the reasoning for Clements' indefinite suspension is because he used a racial slur in an undocumented interview at Daytona...no comments