Monday, October 19 20202, NASCAR has officially announced the reinstatement of six-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Larson, putting an end of the 28-y-o 7-month ban handed to him back in April for the use of a racial slur in a public iRacing event.
Kyle Larson will be reinstated effective January 1st, 2021 according to NASCAR the California-native has since lost his race-winning NASCAR Cup Series car at Chip Ganassi Racing, along with major sponsors.
“I’m truly grateful to everyone at NASCAR and appreciative of their process. The work I’ve done over the last six months has had a major impact on me. I will make the most of this opportunity and look forward to the future.”
“NASCAR continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion across our sport. Kyle Larson has fulfilled the requirements set by NASCAR, and has taken several voluntary measures, to better educate himself so that he can use his platform to help bridge the divide in our country. Larson’s indefinite suspension has been lifted. Under the terms of his reinstatement, he will be cleared to return to all NASCAR racing activities effective January 1st, 2021”