NASCAR driver Kyle Larson has been sacked by the team for racial turmoil

  • Kyle Larson has now been sacked by Chip Ganassi Racing following a temporary dismissal by NASCAR.

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Changed 14 Apr 2020, 22:48 IST

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NASCAR driver Kyle Larson

Chip Ganassi Racing dismissed Kyle Larson after the driver used a racist slogan during a driver’s virtual race on Sunday.

After Larson used the offensive word at the IRSing event after checking the microphone, his colleague told him he would not listen.

The 27-year-old young man was first fired by his team, then NASCAR, and ordered to undergo sensitivity training because he acknowledged “this loss is probably inevitable.”

Chip Ganassi Racing has now chosen to break the ties with six winning drivers in his career.

A team statement reads: “After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has decided that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson.

“As we have said before, the comments that Kyle made were both offensive and unacceptable, especially as to the value of our company.

“As we continued to evaluate the situation with all parties concerned, it became clear that this was the only appropriate course of action.”

Apr 14, 2020, 22:48 IST Published

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