NASCAR has suspended Kyle Larson for a racial slur said during an iRacing exhibition race Sunday night, the sanctioning body announced Monday (April 13).
Larson’s remark was broadcast on a live stream during the exhibition event.
“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,” NASCAR said in a statement.
“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.”
In addition, Larson will have to undergo sensitivity training from NASCAR.
“We are extremely disappointed by what Kyle said last night during an iRacing Event,” Chip Ganassi Racing said in a statement.
“The words that he chose to use are offensive and unacceptable. As of this moment we are suspending Kyle without pay while we work through this situation with all appropriate parties.”
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