NASCAR star Kyle Larson has been fired by his team, Chip Ganassi Racing, after using the N-word during an iRacing event earlier this week.
The team released a statement disavowing Kyle’s use of the word.
“After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson. 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.”
Color us surprised as we thought racism and NASCAR went hand-in-hand. We figured he’d get a temporary suspension and be back behind the wheel in no-time.