Well, Kyle Larson’s Racing career has officially hit rock bottom and he has certainly learned a valuable lesson on how big of a deal words can be after he uttered a racial slur during an iRacing event on Sunday.
On Tuesday, Chip Ganassi Racing officially fired the 27-year old Larson from their racing team. The NASCAR Cup Series organization made the announcement via a statement.
Statement regarding Kyle Larson: pic.twitter.com/5Q06Dhst8V
— Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) April 14, 2020
Chevrolet has also announced that they have terminated their contract with the driver, which includes Larson’s sprint car endeavors.
This comes after a tumultuous Monday, where Larson was suspended without pay from CGR, suspended indefinitely from NASCAR and also had sponsorship contracts with CreditOne Bank, Clover, FirstData and McDonald’s terminated.
Larson, a 2012 graduate of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program, must attend sensitivity training before being allowed to return to NASCAR.
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