Monday, NASCAR has suspended Kyle Larson indefinitely, following the use of a racial slur, during an i-racing event on Sunday night.
Kyle Larson was first suspended without pay by Chip Ganassi Racing on Monday, but NASCAR punished Kyle Larson further by suspending him indefinitely.
NASCAR released a statement saying:
“NASCAR has made diversity and inclusion a priority and will not tolerate the type of language used by Kyle Larson during Sunday’s iRacing event,” a NASCAR statement read. “Our Member Conduct Guidelines are clear in this regard, and we will enforce these guidelines to maintain an inclusive environment for our entire industry and fan base.”
Kyle Larson, released a video on Twitter, apologizing for his actions, saying:
"Hey, I just want to say I’m sorry. Last night I made a mistake and said the word that should never, ever be said. There’s no excuse for that. I wasn’t raised that way. It’s 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. But I just want to let you all know how sorry I am, and I hope everybody is staying safe during these crazy times. Thank you."
Kyle Larson must complete sensitivity training, as directed by NASCAR.