Kyle Busch will be required to attend sensitivity training during the offseason because of a remark he made in an interview after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, the penultimate race of the 2021 season, on Oct. 21.
Busch used a word that begins with the letter “r” and is considered a derogatory term for individuals with intellectual disabilities in a television interview when describing an on-track incident with Brad Keselowski. Use of the word is a violation of NASCCAR’s conduct guidelines.
Busch apologized via social media later te same evening.
“ 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.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan was required to attend sensitivity training ahead of the 2021 season for public use of the same word in January.