Kyle Larson fired by Chip Ganassi Racing team for use of racial slur
Kyle Larson has been fired by Chip Ganassi Racing for his use of a racial slur during an iRacing event over the weekend, the team announced Tuesday.
Larson’s firing comes after he was suspended by the team, NASCAR and iRacing on Monday.
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Larson, 27, was heard using the N-word during a live stream of an iRacing event Sunday, one that was not sponsored by NASCAR. Larson, not realizing he was speaking to the entire group of drivers — not just his spotter — said, “You can’t hear me? Hey, n—.”
Larson, who apologized via Twitter for his use of the N-word, has already experienced fallout as a result; his two primary sponsors, Credit One Bank and McDonald’s, terminated their relationships with the driver on Monday.
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