NASCAR on Tuesday announced it would require Denny Hamlin to undergo sensitivity training in response to an insensitive tweet the driver and team owner shared Monday.
In a now-deleted tweet, Hamlin targeted Kyle Larson — who caused a crash at Talladega Superspeedway in Sunday’s Geico 500 — with a racist post. Late Monday night, Hamlin removed the post and issued an apology.
“I took down a post I made earlier today after reading some of the comments,” Hamlin wrote. “It was a poor choice of memes and I saw how it was offensive. It came across totally wrong. I apologize.”
Hamlin is required to begin sensitivity training “by the end of this week.”