On October 15, Corey LaJoie violated Sections 7-5 (Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book.
NASCAR did not provide specifics on the communication, but it was a Twitter posting concerning an airline passenger with "a turban and a gray beard."
“Corey LaJoie recently issued an insensitive and intolerable communication that has no place in our sport,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR’s vice president, Regional and Touring Series. “Each of NASCAR’s 2013 series-specific Rule Books includes our Code of Conduct that unequivocally states our stance specific to the use of demeaning language. We expect our entire industry to adhere to that Code.
LaJoie commented on the sanction today, saying via Twitter, "I am very sorry for those offended by my recent remark. It was an immature and insensitive comment. I am upset with myself and how this has affected what has been a very positive year in my career.”