NASCAR has officially reinstated Kyle Larson after his infamous n-word incident — clearing the way for the 28-year-old to race again in 2021 … but there are a BUNCH of catches.
Remember, Larson was fired by the Chip Ganassi Racing team and dropped by his sponsors after he called a teammate the n-word during a virtual race back in April — not realizing his audio was streaming out to thousands of people on Twitch.
But, after 6 months in the penalty box, the racing org. announced Monday that Larson has been formally reinstated and can return to the track on January 1, 2021 … but he’s essentially on probation until 2023.
NASCAR says in addition to completing a sensitivity training course — he must continue “to take further training and engagement classes through 2023.”
Larson must also complete several NASCAR speaking engagements through 2023 … where he will “share his experiences with NASCAR’s weekly series, e-sports and dirt-racing communities.”
There’s more … Larson has also been ordered to continue his work with the Urban Youth Racing School in Philadelphia and Rev Racing, providing coaching and mentorship for those initiatives.
For the first time, we’re hearing from @NASCAR driver Kyle Larson after he was fired in April for using a racial slur during a virtual racing event.