And not only is the use of the word abhorrent in itself, NASCAR and its fans have worked hard to battle the stereotype that the sport is only for a bunch of racist rednecks, and this kind of shit just goes to further that perception.
Kyle is free to ruin his own career, but this sets the entire sport back, and the fans know that too.
I think one of the worst parts about the Kyle Larson situation is that it reinforces stereotypes about the sport. People associate NASCAR with rednecks and rednecks with racism.
Larson’s slur reinforces an image that NASCAR has worked so hard to get rid of.#NASCAR
Kyle Larson is a total idiot and I’m so disappointed in his actions. This is the kind of stuff that sets NASCAR back and makes it that much harder to reach new fans and sponsors. Horrible timing too when NASCAR actually had solid momentum with the iRacing races