Former technical inspector Mauricia Grant has filed a $225 million lawsuit claiming racial and sexual discrimination.
The lawsuit details a series of those alleged incidents:
â€¢ Grant was forced to work outside more often than the white male officials because her supervisors believed she couldn’t sunburn because she was black.
â€¢ While riding in the backseat of her car pool at Talladega Superspeedway, co-workers told her to duck as they passed race fans. “I don’t want to start a riot when these fans see a black woman in my car,” she claims one official said.
â€¢ When packing up a dark garage at Texas Motor Speedway an official told Grant: “Keep smiling and pop your eyes out ’cause we can’t see you.”
â€¢ When she ignored advances from co-workers, Grant was accused of being gay. She also claimed co-workers questioned the sexual orientation of two other female officials.