Race car driver Kyle Larson is one of those drivers who will get into anything with four wheels as long as he can race.
On April 14, Larson lost his ride in the NASCAR Cup Series after uttering a racial slur during an iRacing event over the radio on Easter evening. Larson was first suspended by NASCAR and then fired by car owner Chip Ganassi after the team’s sponsors began dropping their sponsorships.
Larson will return to racing on May 8 when he gets behind the steering wheel of his own Sprint car at the World of Outlaws Invitational at the Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. Racing with no fans in the stands, the World of Outlaws race will be the first such races since February.
In order to return to the NASCAR Cup Series, Larson must undergo sensitivity training. The World of Outlaws also required Larson to undergo the training before they would allow him to race.
The racial slur uttered by Larson is intended to be derogatory toward people of colour.