NASCAR Cup Series

Kyle Larson Fired by Chip Ganassi Racing Following Racial Slur

By: Ashley McCubbin
Photo By: Nigel Kinrade | Nigel Kinrade Photography
As a result of using a racial slur, Kyle Larson has been fired by Chip Ganassi Racing.
While playing an online game streamed over a friend’s channel on Sunday night, Larson uttered the words in direction to someone else that they were playing.
Although CGR initially suspended Larson without pay, they have announced on April 14 that he has been let go from the organization.
NASCAR’s initial reaction included suspending Larson indefinitely, requiring him to complete “insensitivity training” before being reinstated. The fall out then continued with his IRacing account being suspended, as well as Credit One Back, McDonalds, Fiserv, and Coca-Cola each terminating their sponsorships with Larson.
Although Chevrolet initially just suspended relations with Larson, they have since followed suit in terminating their agreement.
“As previously stated, Chevrolet does not tolerate the inappropriate behavior exhibited by Kyle Larson. As a result, Chevrolet is immediately terminating its relationship with Mr. Larson.”
Larson did issue an apology on his social media handles on Monday following the incident.

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