Chesterfield's Denny Hamlin has been ordered by NASCAR to undergo sensitivity training for a week after an offensive tweet he sent out Monday afternoon, according to NASCAR officials.
The tweet — which has been since pulled down — poked fun at fellow driver Kyle Larson for causing a wreck Sunday at Talladega by using a scene from the show Family Guy that showed an Asian woman driving poorly. Larson's mother is Japanese.
Hamlin issued an apology Tuesday on social media calling it a poor choice and that it came across totally wrong.
Larson is the defending Cup Series champion, and was suspended and fired from his former team two years ago for using a racial slur during an online game. He has not responded.
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