Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Kyle Larson was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for a racial slur used during an iRacing event on Sunday. Larson has been dropped by car sponsors McDonalds and Credit One Bank.



April 14, 2020 - 10:02 AM

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson tosses caps into the audience during driver introductions prior to the running of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson would win the race. Photo by Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson’s racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon.

McDonald’s and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday, a day after he used the N-word during a live stream of a virtual race. The decision came hours after NASCAR and Chip Ganassi Racing suspended Larson indefinitely, his team doing so without pay.

Without funding from McDonald’s and Credit One Bank, Ganassi seemingly will be forced to dump Larson in favor of a different driver.

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