Professional American Stock car racing driver and World of Outlaws Sprint car Team owner, Kyle Larson has just done something very stupid. The Nascar driver has been suspended after he used the N-word in a Monza Madness iRacing event. The Race stream was officially supported by Nascar, and it was being broadcasted live on their website.
Suspended without Pay
Kyle Larson was working under Chip Ganassi Racing, and they have suspended his pay along him. Along the team, many sponsors have also dropped the driver for using such racial remarks.
“After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson,” Ganassi said. “As we said before, the comments that Kyle made were both offensive and unacceptable especially given the values of our organization. As we continued to evaluate the situation with all the relevant parties, it became obvious that this was the only appropriate course of action to take.”
Kyle Larson used the N-word after he asked the spotter, to check his microphone. The spotter did not reply or bug happened, afterwards, 27 year old Larson used the n-word. According to the The Guardian, the slur was directed at his spotter, who is white.
Larson has tweeted an apology saying “he was not raised this way”, and he is truly sorry.
“I made a mistake, said the word that should never, ever be said,” Larson said. “There is no excuse for that. I wasn’t raised that way. It is just an awful thing to say. I feel very sorry for my family, my friends, my partners, the Nascar community and especially the African-American community. I understand the damage is probably unrepairable and I own up to that.”
Lastly, Larson has broken the NASCAR’s code of conduct, hence organizations will test him before lifting his suspension. It is one of the major news in the NASCAR timeline during these past few weeks. The event was happening virtually because NASCAR races cannot be held due to the COVID-19. These virtual races keep the fans entertained.
Call of Duty: Warzone has 15 million players in 3 days
CS:GO sets a new record of 1 million concurrent players.
Overwatch League Matches rescheduled after Coronavirus delay
Bungie allows all employees to work from home due to COVID-19