Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday morning that the team would be parting ways with NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson.
The move comes in the wake of a Sunday night incident where Larson was heard uttering a racial slur in an iRacing chat being streamed by several drivers participating in that night’s Monza Madness race.
On Monday, McDonald’s, Credit One Bank and Clover had chosen to terminate their respective partnerships with Larson. Adventhealth, Chevrolet and iRacing had also indefinitely suspended their respective partnerships with Larson.
McDonald’s, Credit One Bank, Clover and Adventhealth each combine to cover sponsorship for all 36 NASCAR Cup Series points races.
The partnership between CGR and Larson began in 2013 when Larson was signed to drive the no. 42 Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series starting in 2014.
Larson has completed six full-time seasons and four Cup races in 2020, with six wins, 56 top 5s, 101 top 10s and eight poles being earned by Larson during his tenure.
Larson remains indefinitely suspended by NASCAR for his actions. No announcement has been made yet regarding Larson’s replacement.
Read CGR’s full statement below:
“After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson. 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.”
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