NASCAR will require two-time Cup Series champion Kyle Busch to complete sensitivity training before the 2022 season. The penalty was a result of Busch calling Brad Keselowski a slur in a post-race interview.
Busch and Keselowski were racing hard at the end to try and make the final spot for the Championship 4, with both coming up just short. After the two took the checkered flag, further contact between them sent Busch spinning, though it appeared Busch turned into Keselowski’s No. 2.
The Las Vegas, Nev. native used the word in a heated post-race interview in which he voiced his frustrations with Keselowski. Afterwards, he tweeted a public apology for his wording.
In one of my post-race interviews I used a word I should never use and I want to apologize for it.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) November 1, 2021
According to NASCAR, Busch’s word choice violated their conduct guidelines.
“Kyle Busch will be required to complete sensitivity training before the start of the 2022 season as a result of language used during a post-race interview that is in violation of NASCAR’s conduct guidelines,” NASCAR said in a statement.
NASCAR’s rulebook states that “NASCAR members shall not make or cause to be made a public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age or handicapping condition.”
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