Sunday, January 22, 2023

Kyle Larson reinstated by NASCAR for 2021 season

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

One week after Kyle Larson applied for reinstatement to NASCAR, he now has his answer. He has been granted permission to resume his NASCAR career.

Larson – who has been tearing up the Sprint Car circuit since his NASCAR release – will be eligible to return on January 1, 2021. NASCAR teams – who have a need for a driver in 2021 – can begin to negotiate with him.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson leads Kevin Harvick during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500
Kyle Larson leads Kevin Harvick during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

He was suspended by NASCAR in April after using a racial slur during a video game on Easter Sunday. Once he lost his sponsors, Chip Ganassi Racing had no choice but to release him.

READ MORE: Click here for our latest Racing coverage

The talented driver has spent the last six months since his suspension being involved in diversity programs when he was not on the road at a dirt track around the country.

“The work I’ve done over the last six months has had a major impact on me,” Larson said. “I will make the most of this opportunity and look forward to the future.”

He has worked with Tony Sanneh, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Max Siegel during the past six months. He also worked with the Urban Youth Racing School in Philadelphia. Jysir Fisher – one of the Urban Youth Racing School participants – celebrated with Larson following his win at Dover International Speedway last October.

READ MORE: Click here for our latest Sports coverage

“NASCAR continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion across our sport,” NASCAR said in a statement. “Kyle Larson has fulfilled the requirements set by NASCAR and has taken several voluntary measures to better educate himself so that he can work his platform to help bridge the divide in our country.”

Follow Us on Social Media:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, Tumblr, YouTube, and TruthSocial

. Keep Independent Journalism Alive! Ad-free experience and Exclusive Premium-plus content. Join our Paid Substack for additional content for $10 per month. This is ad-free content. We believe that what you read matters and great writing is valuable. Through Substack, writers can flourish by being paid directly by their readers.

Report a Correction or Typo

© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
Latest news
Related news