NASCAR Star Kyle Larson Fired for Dropping N-Word in Virtual Race

Chip Ganassi Racing has fired NASCAR driver Kyle Larson after he used the N-word during a virtual race, it was announced Tuesday.

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication with his spotter on his headset.

During a check of his microphone, Larson said, “You can’t hear me?” That was followed by the N-word.

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Larson issued an apology Monday, saying there was “no excuse” for his comment, and he apologized in a video posted on his social media accounts.

He was suspended without pay by Ganassi early Monday, then suspended indefinitely by NASCAR. Larson was ordered to complete a sensitivity training.

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