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Kyle Larson Officially Fired From Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Terminates Contract Following Use of Racial Slur

DOVER, DELAWARE – OCTOBER 04: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Clover Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 04, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

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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