2 NASCAR drivers suspended after DWI charges for separate incidents in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Two part-time NASCAR drivers have been suspended after being accused of driving while intoxicated in separate incidents in Huntersville.

Jason White, a driver in NASCAR’s Craftsman Truck Series, is charged with driving while impaired.

Huntersville police arrested him on Aug. 3 on Kenton Drive near Sam Furr Road. It’s not clear what led to his arrest and there’s no narrative for the incident.

White has made 157 career starts in NASCAR’s Truck Series, 55 in the Xfinity Series and two in the Cup Series.

Christopher Hacker, a part-time driver for the Truck Series, was also arrested for DWI. According to the police report for the incident, Hacker was pulled over on Interstate 77 on Aug. 15 for speeding. Afterwards, he was arrested for DWI and cited for other traffic offenses, the report says.

Hacker has competed in 14 Truck races and two Xfinity races.

NASCAR indefinitely suspended Hacker and White on Thursday following their arrests.

The sanctioning body also indefinitely suspended Joel Courage, who was arrested last week on charges he failed to register as a sex offender in North Carolina. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said Courage, 44, was operating E33 Motorsports & Development in Mooresville. The business promotes itself as helping find and develop young drivers for NASCAR and other series.

Courage was convicted in California in 2008 on 14 sex offenses, the sheriff’s office said.

No further information was released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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