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NASCAR says firing of race official who sued was legitimate

Updated: August 9, 2008, 12:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NASCAR denied Friday that a former official, now suing for racial discrimination and sexual harassment, ever complained to her superiors about such problems.

The former employee often referred to herself with racial stereotypes and was repeatedly reprimanded for tardiness and other behavioral issues, NASCAR said. In addition, NASCAR said the firing of Mauricia Grant last October was legitimate and not an act of discrimination or retaliation.

The claims were part of a 29-page document ...

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