Because of a statement he made during a television interview during the penultimate race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 31, Kyle Busch has homework ahead of the 2022 season – attending sensitivity training.
Busch used the R-word, which is a derogatory term for people with developmental problems, when discussing an on-track incident that also involved Brad Keselowski. The usage of the word is considered a violation of NASCAR’s conduct guidelines.
For public use of the same word in January, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan was obliged to complete sensitivity training prior to the 2021 season.
Busch has now apologized for his usage of the word on social media.
“ In one of my post-race interviews I used a word I should never use and I want to apologize for it,” Busch (@KyleBusch) tweeted.
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