Report: NASCAR dismisses two officials named in Grant lawsuit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two officials suspended after an inquiry into harassment claims by a former NASCAR inspector have been dismissed.

A NASCAR official confirmed their dismissals to NASCAR Scene, a weekly magazine.

The two officials, identified previously by the Associated Press as Tim Knox and Bud Moore, are accused in a $225 million lawsuit of exposing themselves to Mauricia Grant, a former co-worker.

Grant, who is black, filed the lawsuit in June, which detailed more than 50 instances of alleged racial and sexual harassment. She claims that she was fired in October 2007 for complaining about the way she was treated on the job after she started working for NASCAR in January 2005.

NASCAR sent a team of investigators from its human resources and legal offices to Kentucky after the suit was filed. Shortly thereafter, Knox and Moore were placed on indefinite administrative paid leave.

In court filings, NASCAR has denied Grant's allegations.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.