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Kyle Larson apologizes for using racial slur

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson took to Twitter Monday (April 13) to offer an apology for a racial slur he used Sunday during an iRacing exhibition race.

“I just want to say I’m sorry,” Larson said in a video. “Last night I made a mistake and said a 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.”

Larson was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR for the incident and is suspended from his Chip Ganassi Racing team without pay at this time.

“I feel very sorry for my family, my friends, my partners, the NASCAR community, and especially the African American community,” Larson said. “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.”

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