Kyle Larson, who was suspended on April 15 after using the N-word in a virtual race, spoke about his immature actions. Larson feels very bad about such an act and believes that he was very immature and that he must bear the consequences for his behavior.
He is aware of the huge mistake he has made but he does not seem to have been aware at the time of all that might follow his insults to another race. The question is how much more such a statement will cost him and what other consequences he will have to bear because of it "I was just ignorant.
And immature. I didn't understand the negativity and hurt that comes with that word," Larson told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "That's not a word that I had ever used. I grew up in Northern California, all I ever did was race and that's all I was focused on.
There's probably a lot of real-life experiences I didn't get to have, and I was just ignorant to how hurtful that word is." , as quoted by ESPN
Larson is returning to NASCAR?
Larson seems to have all the conditions to file a complaint to return to NASCAR but the question is how realistic is that to happen.
Although he realized his mistake and admitted guilt, NASCAR leaders will think hard about his return. Larson also went through various trainings and seminars to realize his mistake and to hope that he is now a different person than he was.
"I made a mistake and I'm paying for it and I accept that," Larson said. "I'd like to get back there, and we'll see if there's a way. All I can do is continue to improve myself and let my actions show who I truly am."
He also says that the environment and his easy life may be the reason for such immature behavior "I never really realized how privileged I was in the way I grew up," Larson said. "I never had to really worry about anything and I guess I was naive.
I didn't have a full understanding that there are people struggling with different things on a daily basis. It was very impactful, very moving." "I just felt like there was more that I needed to do -- and I wanted to show through actions that I am a better person than I was before," Larson said.