NASCAR Star Kyle Larson has had an eventful past 12 hours after saying a racial slur during an iRacing event late on Sunday night.
The 27-year old has since been suspended by both NASCAR as well as Chip Ganassi Racing, for an indefinite amount of time.
Kyle Larson issues video apology
Larson issued a video apologizing for the incident on his Twitter account on Monday morning. It can be seen below, in full.
In the video, Larson says, “I just want to say I am 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 un-reparable, 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.”
There is no word currently on how long Larson will be suspended from his ride or if this will effect his eligibility in future iRacing events.
The Elk Grove, California native has been very involved in both NASCAR and World of Outlaws events on the platform during the last few weeks.
He even won one of the NBCSN Short Track Series races at Lucas Oil Raceway less than a week ago.
During his career, Larson has captured six NASCAR Cup Series victories along with eight NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature wins. His most recent NASCAR victory came at Dover in 2019.
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