NASCAR gave driver Kyle Larson permission to return to the sport on Monday.

The American was suspended in April for racist language.

Larson took part in the virtual race Monza Madness six months ago, using the word


to his spotter (a teammate who tells the driver what's going on around him).

It caused the 27-year-old driver a storm of criticism.

His team Chip Ganassi Racing put him on the street and not much later NASCAR decided to suspend him.

"NASCAR remains committed to diversity in the sport. Kyle Larson has met the requirements and has also taken a number of measures herself," the organization said about lifting the suspension.

"This will allow him to establish a connection. Under certain conditions, he will receive permission to return to all NASCAR-related activities from January 1, 2021."

Larson was seventh in the standings when he was suspended.

There are three more races scheduled for this NASCAR season.


Kyle Larson uses the n word during virtual racing