Kyle Larson has applied for reinstatement, NASCAR confirmed Friday.
No decision has been taken to lift Larson’s indefinite suspension. A NASCAR spokesman said the matter was being discussed.
NASCAR suspended Larson on April 13, a day after he uttered a racial slur during an esports racing game. Chip Ganassi Racing fired Larson a day later. NASCAR required Larson to attend sensitivity training. Larson completed the training on May 6th.
He has remained suspended despite completing his education because he had not applied for reinstatement until now.
Larson detailed his personal journey of reflection since he lost his NASCAR trip in an October 4 essay published on his website.
“Since April, I have done a lot of reflection,”
Larson noted in the essay that he has had discussions with various individuals about race and how he can be more sensitive to others.
“Everyone I spoke to was fully aware of the mistake I was making, and they chose to invest their time and energy in my growth as a person,” Larson wrote of talks with Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, business manager Kevin Liles formerly by Def Jam) and others.
Larson appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
“I feel like I’ve certainly grown more in the last six months than I have in the 28 years I’ve lived,” Larson said in the interview.
You can watch the interview here.