NASCAR has suspended Kyle Larson after he uttered a racial slur during a virtual race over the weekend.
People reports that Kyle, 27, was taking part in an iRacing match-up with 61 other racers which was broadcast live to viewers on Twitch and eNASCAR.com.
During the race, Kyle is heard saying “You can’t hear me? Hey, [racial slur],” after he experienced technical difficulties.
After the incident, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Kyle and requires him to attend sensitivity training.
“NASCAR has made diversity and inclusion a priority and will not tolerate the type of language used by Kyle Larson during Sunday’s iRacing event,” NASCAR shared in a statement. “Our Member Conduct Guidelines are clear in this regard, and we will enforce these guidelines to maintain an inclusive environment for our entire industry and fan base.”
Kyle has since released an apology about his remarks. You can read them below: