Posted on May 7, 2020

NASCAR: Kyle Larson is Back Racing Again Already

Asher Fair, Beyond the Flag, May 6, 2020

Former Chip Ganassi Racing NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson is set to get back to the race track before many of the other Cup Series drivers, drivers who weren’t fired from their jobs for using a racial slur during this coronavirus pandemic.

Larson is set to compete for his own Kyle Larson Racing sprint car team in the World of Outlaws Invitational. {snip}


The 27-year-old Elk Grove, California native lost his job as the driver of the #42 Chevrolet after using the N-word during a NASCAR race on iRacing at virtual Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday, April 12. This race was being live streamed on several Twitch channels when Larson used the racial slur.

He was suspended indefinitely without pay by Chip Ganassi Racing the following day before NASCAR upped his suspension by mandating that he complete sensitivity training before he could be reinstated.


Notably, the World of Outlaws also stated that Larson could only resume competing once he completed sensitivity training, and a spokesman for the series stated that he met the requirements to get back behind the wheel.