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NASCAR Driver Fired After Dropping N-Word During iRacing Live Stream Event

Driver Kyle Larson has been suspended by NASCAR, Chip Ganassi Racing and iRacing after he said the N-word during a live stream of an iRacing event Sunday. Larson can be heard saying:

"You can't hear me? Hey, n****er."

There was a stunned silence afterward before Anthony Alfredo responded,

"Kyle, you're talking to everyone, bud."
"Yup, we heard that."
"Oh damn, he did not just say that."

The video can be found here.

NASCAR on Monday suspended Larson indefinitely, and CGR suspended him without pay. iRacing also fired Larson from its service. Larson apologized in a video to his Twitter followers Monday afternoon.

"I just want to say I'm sorry. Last night, I made a mistake and said the word that should never, ever be said," he said in the video statement. "There's no excuse for that. I wasn't raised that way. It's just an awful thing to say and 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 unrepairable and I own up to that. I just want to let you all know how sorry I am. I hope everybody is staying safe during these crazy times."