AVONDALE, Ariz., March 2 (UPI) -- Suspended driver Jeremy Clements will undergo counseling before being allowed back on the track, NASCAR officials said Saturday.
Clements, who competes in the Nationwide Series, was suspended this week for uttering a racial slur during an interview with a reporter Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Steve O'Donnell said the 28-year-old will get counseling from University of Central Florida professor Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports.
"We believe strongly we made the right decision there," O'Donnell said at Phoenix International Raceway. "Our go-forward plan with Jeremy is to employ (Lapchick), have him work with (Lapchick) and get him back in a race car as soon as we deem fit."
Clements apologized publicly after receiving the suspension.
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