Chip Ganassi Racing Dismisses Kyle Larson After Using Racial Slur

Officials with Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Tuesday that they are ending their relationship with Kyle Larson. The move was the result of Larson using a racial slur during an iRacing event on Sunday. The team issued the following statement:

“After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson,” read the organization’s statement. “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.”

Larson posted the following apology video to Social Media on Monday and issued the following statement:

“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.”

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Kyle Larson Issues Video Apology After Using N Word During iRacing Event

Source: NASCAR.com

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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