UPDATE: Denny Hamlin said he understood NASCAR’s response to a tweet he sent this week and why the sanctioning body took action.
“I respect their decision. I understand where they’re at with it,” Hamlin said Saturday. “I’ve done my own sensitivity training. I did diversity training on my own when I started this race team. I went with the best in the country and spent time with them and I understand it all. I didn’t think this fell into that category, but certainly I understand their decision and it is what it is.”
— NBC Sports —
ORIGINAL POST 4-26-2022: On Tuesday, a NASCAR spokesperson said it informed Denny Hamlin that he must complete sensitivity training for a tweet he sent out on Monday afternoon. Hamlin must begin the process by the end of this week.
Statement from #NASCAR related to Denny Hamlin:
"This morning, we alerted Hamlin that he must complete sensitivity training and the process must be started by the end of this week." pic.twitter.com/8rnprC9WPY
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) April 26, 2022
I took down a post I made earlier today after reading some of the comments. It was a poor choice of memes and I saw how it was offensive. It came across totally wrong. I apologize.
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) April 26, 2022