Twelve NASCAR drivers have been disqualified and suspended pending termination following the George Floyd 400 Sunday, at Homestead-Miami Speedway on unspecified charges. NASCAR has revoked the drivers' licences, known as 'hard cards', disallowing the drivers to compete in future NASCAR events.
The drivers disqualified and suspended are: Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliot, Ryan Blaney, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Christopher Bell, William Byron, Brad Keselowski, Clint Boyer and Martin Truex Jr.
The drivers finished between 1st place and 12th, respectively, in the rain and lightning-delayed race that didn't conclude until 11:00PM EST. The win and all driver points for the race have been revoked and awarded to the 13th place driver, Bubba "BLM" Wallace, NASCAR's only African-American driver in its Premier Cup Series. Wallace's spectacular years-long career include zero wins, very few actual finishes in races and some of the most memorable tantrums and crashes in NASCAR history.
NASCAR President, Steve Phelps, said, "We're all very proud of Bubba BLM and his accomplishments in the fine sport of auto racing."
Phelps added, The presence of the confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties, thanks to Bubba.
The twelve suspended drivers are being held without bond in a Miami jail pending charges from the Miami-Dade prosecutor's office.
(This story will be updated when the evil, male, white-privileged drivers are lynched.)
Tongue-in-cheek, but not much.