SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego TV sports anchor has been suspended for implying a sexist slur when talking about race car driver Danica Patrick.
Fox 5 San Diego tweeted late Tuesday that Ross Shimabuku has been suspended without pay for a week for his comments about Patrick before her Sprint Cup debut in the Daytona 500.
The anchor stopped just short of calling Patrick a derogatory name on the air after the NASCAR driver complained the media always describe female athletes like her as ``sexy.''
When the broadcast returned to Shimabuku, he responded by saying: ``Oh, I've got a few words . Starts with a `B', and it's not `beautiful.' ``
Shimabuku has since apologized. He joined the station in 2009.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

No NASCAR odds found

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Food City 500 Predictions The Food City 500 will wave the green flag later this afternoon. Which drivers should contend for the win?
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets the racing weekend started with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 later today. Here is a look at some drivers we like to contend for the...
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to driving action this weekend with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. Here...
Thumbnail Food City 500 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series returns to action this week with the running of the Food City 500 at Bristol. Here is a look at the odds...
Thumbnail O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Predictions The O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 gets underway later today. Here is a look at the drivers we like to contend for the victory.