Kyle Larson reinstated by NASCAR

On Monday NASCAR announced that Kyle Larson would be reinstated January 1, 2021.

Larson had been suspended by the sport, was fired from Chip Ganassi Racing and saw most sponsors leave after using a racial slur during an online racing event in April.

The statement from NASCAR reads:

“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 1, 2021.”

Larson, 28, had been in the final year of his contract with CGR and despite many teams locking up drivers for the 2021 season key seats remain at Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing. Those seats are considered as good or better than those which have already been filled.

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