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NASCAR punishes LaJoie for tweet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR has ordered Richard Petty Motorsports development driver Corey LaJoie to undergo sensitivity training for an insensitive tweet.

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LaJoie was also placed on indefinite probation Wednesday.

NASCAR did not refer to the since-deleted Oct. 15 tweet, by penalized LaJoie for ''an insensitive and intolerable communication.'' The tweet suggested TSA should conduct a cavity search of a man wearing a turban.

The 22-year-old LaJoie said in a statement ''it was an immature and insensitive comment. I'm upset with myself and how this has affected what has been a very positive year in my career.''

LaJoie competes in the NASCAR K&N East Series and ARCA. He is expected to run some Nationwide Series races next season.

RPM this week fired crew chief Todd Parrott for failing a random NASCAR drug test.

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