NASCAR announced Monday that it has lifted Cup Series driver Kyle Larson’s suspension, and that he will be eligible to resume racing on Jan. 1, 2021.
Last Friday, NASCAR declare that Kyle Larson had officially applied for reinstatement earlier in the week, However insisted that the sanctioning body needed time to review his request and make a final decision.
Kyle Larson spoke breifly about his return to racing after a 7 month break from the sport.
Larson: “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.”
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Larson: “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
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 19, 2020
“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”
Larson was able to race during his NASCAR suspension; he competed in the World of Outlaws and USAC series, where he won races regularly.