NASCAR fines driver for homophobic slur

Nelson Piquet, Jr.

NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet, Jr.

BY Washington Blade

A professional race car driver on Tuesday received a $10,000 fine for using an anti-gay slur to describe a fellow driver.

NASCAR levied the penalty against Nelson Piquet, Jr., in connection with his use of a homophobic epithet to describe Parker Kligerman on a picture of himself he posted on Instagram on Sept. 25. The Associated Press reported that Piquet, who subsequently deleted the comment, must also attend sensitivity training.

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