"“I’m disappointed in myself,” Sayers said. “This has been difficult for me; I’ve never had an incident like this, where I’ve offended a group of individuals. I have the utmost respect for women. My wife is a strong, athletic woman and a powerful force in the banking industry, and I respect her more than anyone on this planet. My statement was not reflective on my feeling towards women, towards women’s racing, or women in general, not even close. I realize that doesn’t absolve me, and I’m not saying I should be forgiven. I made a mistake and I take responsibility. I own it, 100 percent.”"