Last week, Bubba Wallace quit an iRacing event, which was poor sportsmanship but not a huge deal. This past weekend Kyle Larson did something far more egregious, using racist language during a live broadcast on Sunday night. In the video, Larson seems to think he’s on his own private channel and is having trouble hearing somebody. However, he was instead on a driver chat being streamed by other people, and that’s when he says the N-word.
You can see the video evidence below.
NASCAR driver Kyle Larson had an epic gamer moment during an iRacing event yesterday (warning: strong language) pic.twitter.com/iwjKRA2ev1
— Rod 'keydaddy' Breslau (@Slasher) April 13, 2020
This morning, NASCAR responded to this offense by suspending Kyle Larson indefinitely without pay.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 13, 2020
Larson issued his own statement today on social media.
— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) April 13, 2020
There have been plenty of positive stories in terms of real sports leagues crossing over into video games in recent weeks, but this is certainly a low point in that crossover.