NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Fired For Using Racial Slur

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Welp, it took less than 48 hours for Kyle Larson to lose his job.

Announced today, Kyle Larson’s partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing has been terminated.

“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 was heard using a racial slur during an iRacing event this past Sunday.

Yesterday, NASCAR announced his suspension, Chip Ganassi Racing suspended him without pay, and he was banned from competing in more iRacing events. He lost his sponsors including McDonald’s and Credit One Bank, along with his partnership with Chevrolet.

Kyle issued the following apology yesterday, but at this point, the damage was done.

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