NASCAR: Two drivers arrested, suspended indefinitely

Chris Hacker, NASCAR (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Chris Hacker, NASCAR (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Chris Hacker and Jason A. White have both been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR following arrests for DWI earlier this month.

NASCAR has suspended two drivers indefinitely after both were arrested for the same reason, DWI, earlier this month in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Jason A. White (not to be confused with fellow NASCAR driver Jason M. White) was arrested on Thursday, August 3, and Chris Hacker was arrested on Tuesday, August 15. Both drivers also face multiple additional traffic-related charges.

White’s court date is set for Wednesday, September 6, while Hacker’s is set for Tuesday, September 19.

White has been competing in NASCAR since 1999, but he has only competed in one race this year.

He competed in the Truck Series season opener for TRICON Garage and finished in 15th place. He had not previously made a Truck Series start since 2014.

The 44-year-old Richmond, Virginia native attempted to make his first Xfinity Series start since 2021 at Talladega Superspeedway in April, but his MBM Motorsports entry was one of the entries which failed to qualify for the race.

Hacker, on the other hand, has competed in six NASCAR races this season, two in the Xfinity Series for RSS Racing and four in the Truck Series. He competed for On Point Motorsports in three of those four races and Young’s Motorsports in the other.

The 23-year-old Noblesville, Indiana native had never competed in the Xfinity Series prior to 2023, and he recorded a 14th place finish in his series debut at Richmond Raceway in April. He has competed in select races in the Truck Series since 2021 and recorded a career-high 12th place finish at North Wilkesboro Speedway in May for On Point Motorsports.

This is unfortunately not Hacker’s first run-in with the law, and it’s not the first time he has been in hot water for his driving away from the race track.

Hacker was also arrested in June 2017 and charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated in Hamilton County, Indiana and four related misdemeanors, including Possession of Marijuana. His plea bargain dismissed four charges but sentenced him to a year a probation, which he violated, leading to a 180-day house arrest.

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Hacker had been set to compete in this Saturday afternoon’s Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International for SS-Green Light Racing, but Josh Bilicki is set to take his place behind the wheel of the No. 07 Chevrolet following this latest development.