Chevy Suspends Larson

Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex, Jr. & Kyle Busch

The fallout continues to unfold regarding Kyle Larson’s use of “the N word” during Sunday’s iRacing event broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Chevrolet has just announced that they are suspending their relationship with Larson effective immediately.

“Easy Money” has driven only a Chevy since his stepped into the upper level of racing beginning back in 2011 in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Larson has made 223 Cup series starts with six (6) wins while driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Additionally, Kyle Larson Racing, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, team that Kyle owns is sponsored by Chevrolet Accessories.

“Chevrolet has suspended its relationship with Kyle Larson indefinitely, as we do not tolerate this behavior”, Chevrolet officials said in a statement. We will continue to monitor the events surrounding Mr. Larson and are prepared to take additional action.”

Chevreolet is the latest company to denounce Larson’s use of a racial slur on Sunday night’s Monza Madness stream. Earlier on Monday he was suspended indefinitely by both NASCAR and Chip Ganassi Racing. NASCAR is requiring Larson to go through sensitivity training before he can be reinstated to race.

In addition, iRacing has banned him from their service. Larson’s sponsor, Credit One Bank, has denounced Larson’s behavior in a statement on Twitter.

Kyle Larson did offer up an apology on Twitter for his use of that racial slur while accepting the fact that “the damage is probably unrepairable”.

It is going to be very interesting to see how this really unfortunate incident gets resolved going forward.


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