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Driver for the Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series Kyle Larson found himself under fire after using a racial slur during a Twitch stream.
The 27-year-old NASCAR driver said a racial slur while participating in a virtual iRacing competition, Larson was unaware that his radio was broadcasting to all drivers and viewers.
The incident occurred on April 12 while he was participating in the Mona iRacing event, just after the race started, Larson asked whether fellow drivers could hear him or not, before dropping the racial slur.
“You can’t hear me?” Larson said, “Hey, (N-word).”
The other drivers that heard Larson and had the slur broadcasted on their own stream quickly spoke out.
“Kyle, you’re talking to everyone, bud” Xfinity driver Anthony Alfredo said.
“Yep, we heard that,” iRacing driver Aron MacEachern said.
The clip has since been taken down from Twitch but is still shared around on social media.
This isn’t the first time a NASCAR driver was caught up in controversy. Last Sunday, driver Bubba Wallace was frustrated by a crash and rage-quit during eNASCAR’s premiere Pro Invitational event, which led to the driver losing his sponsor.
Larson has yet to make a statement, nor has his team Chip Ganassi Racing or NASCAR officials in regards to the incident.