Last month, NASCAR rookie driver Noah Gragson was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after he “liked” a racist meme of the late George Floyd, who was murdered by police in 2020. But as it turns out, Gragson’s suspension was not all that long as he has already been reinstated by NASCAR.
NASCAR announced this week that Noah Gragson has been reinstated following his indefinite suspension and is “eligible to return to all NASCAR activity.”
Following his reinstatement, Gragson released a statement claiming that he has “become a better person” due to “personal growth” during his suspension.
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to NASCAR for reinstating me. Over the past several weeks, I have dedicated myself to personal growth and reflection, and I believe I have become a better person because of it,” Gragson said. “I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family and the NASCAR industry.
“I am now more focused and committed than ever to representing my future team in the best way possible. I’m eager to get back behind the wheel and compete at the highest level, giving it my all on and off the track. Thank you to everyone who have been a part of this journey, and I can’t wait to make the most of this second chance.”
His reinstatement was certainly a controversial move, and the NASCAR world had plenty to say about it on social media.
I really hope hes changed himself https://t.co/yUE25ZLKKw
— Talha🇨🇦🇵🇰🌶️ (@Talha48142) September 12, 2023
Already? Wow https://t.co/Ee2XbIwLM3
— snoflake84 (@snoflake1CP) September 12, 2023
— Rav 🏳️⚧️ (@Rav23xi) September 12, 2023
this is not a yipeee moment https://t.co/VJA6yFkSnc
— bailey🇸🇪🏎️ (@nyooooom13) September 12, 2023
alright he’s back, now can his fans stop sending me slurs and death threats https://t.co/YGBCfPjeLz
— jordan (@notbubbawallace) September 12, 2023
wont un-racist him i fear https://t.co/sK6QImSeOK
— aj (@trafficparadise) September 12, 2023
Excited for Noah to come back with a huge fan base of nascar fans who all say they like his ‘attitude’ https://t.co/Ap675E2S7a
— Marxism Inokiism (@wrestlingbubble) September 12, 2023
Gragson may be back, but he is not yet with a team as he parted ways with Legacy Motor Club after he was suspended.