NASCAR star Kyle Larson uses racial slur during virtual race

NASCAR Daytona 500 Auto Racing
Posted at 7:36 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 07:36:53-04

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR star Kyle Larson has used a racial slur on a live stream during a virtual race.

He is the second driver in a week to draw scrutiny while using the online racing platform to fill time during the coronavirus pandemic.

Larson was competing in an iRacing event when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter. He said during a check of his microphone “you can’t hear me?” That was followed by the N-word.

It was not yet clear what fallout there could be.

Larson is half Japanese and his grandparents spent time in an interment camp in California.