Suspended NASCAR Driver Claims Toaster Strudel Swastika Was Unintentional (PIC)

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Josh Reaume was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Tuesday for violating its social media policy. According to him, that violation was unintentional.

The Truck Series driver says he posted a picture to Snapchat of a toaster strudel last week, but the icing on the strudel came in the form of a swastika. Reaume said he somehow didn’t realize that he had drawn a strudel swastika when he posted the picture to Snapchat.


“What happened was, I made a toaster strudel, I put icing on it. I put icing on it arbitrarily. I can — now, that this has become such a significant thing in my life, everything is crystal clear now in what I was thinking. I was mindlessly putting icing on a toaster strudel thinking about how I was going to arrange to get my daughter to day care in the morning because that’s my responsibility and I was flying out to Phoenix the next day.

“When I was done, I took a picture, I wrote, ‘Snack time,’ and posted it to my Snapchat, which I had no idea it was even more than my immediate friend group. [The account is] private, it’s not even under my name, to my knowledge. Now, shame on me for maybe not fully understanding SnapChat, and I don’t care to get on social media in the immediate future, but somebody obviously screen-shotted it or did something with it and pushed it to NASCAR. I don’t know what the image looks like.”

Here’s that picture:

Reaume apologized for his actions in that interview and said that “there was not a bone in my body that had an intent of doing that.”

Reaume last competed at the Lucas Oil 150 in Phoenix on November 6th.