Kyle Larson has applied for reinstatement, NASCAR confirmed on Friday.
No decision has been made to revoke Larson’s indefinite suspension. A NASCAR spokesman said the issue was being discussed.
NASCAR suspended Larson on April 13, a day after he uttered racial slander during a racing game. Chip Ganassi Racing fired Larson a day later. NASCAR requires Larson to attend sensitivity training. Larson completed his training by May 6.
He has been suspended, although he has completed his training, as he has not applied for reinstatement so far.
Larson recounted in detail his personal thoughtful journey after losing his trip with NASCAR in an essay on October 4, published on his website.
Larson notes in the essay that he has had discussions with different people about race and how he can be more sensitive to others.
“Everyone I spoke to was fully aware of the mistake I had made and chose to invest their time and energy in growing up as a person,” Larson wrote of talks with Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersey, CEO Kevin Lyles. , formerly of Def Jam) and others.
Larson appeared on CBS this morning on Friday.
“I feel that I have definitely grown more in the last six months than in the 28 years I have lived,” Larson said in an interview.
You can watch the interview here.