You can't hear me? "As we said before, the comments that Kyle made were both offensive and unacceptable especially given the values of out organization. “As sad as this moment is, we’re thankful of the support of so many great partners. While I will no longer be an owner in the series, I will continue to be out there racing whenever I can in the No. I see him at a top tier ride. First is Justin Marks, as we both shared a passion for winged sprint car racing. Chip Ganassi Racing fired Larson on … It has been a difficult year for everyone amid COVID-19, which is one of a handful of factors that led to this choice. Larson became the sole owner two years ago. Of course, it doesn't matter where this happened, how the word was used or what the people around me did. Fast forward to October and the future remains unclear for Larson, who is currently racing on dirt tracks as he looks to return to NASCAR. “You can’t win races without a stellar crew behind you, so a big thank you goes to Joe Gaerte, Trey Bowman and Patrick Dudzinski for the tireless work they’ve put in day after day. 2 team. One of the first people to speak out on behalf of Larson was team owner Tony Stewart. He's got that champion spirit. Kyle Larson Racing started in 2013 as a partnership with NASCAR veteran Justin Marks (who will move into Cup Series ownership next season). Competing in the World of Outlaws is such a rewarding experience because of the enthusiasm you have for the sport and its personalities. As I write this, I realize how ridiculous, horrible and insensitive it all sounds.". Larson detailed all of this in an essay titled 'Kyle Larson: My Lessons Learned', which he posted to his website shortly after the playoff race at Talladega. Kyle Larson announced Friday that he will be closing his Kyle Larson Racing sprint car team that fields Carson Macedo full time in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series. Many other partners helped along the way, including Durst, Weld Wheels, SRI Performance, Allstar Performance and Howard Johnson Lima (Ohio). Macedo was the 2019 rookie of the year and had five victories with the team. “My commitment to sprint car racing, and grassroots racing as a whole, remains as strong as ever. NASCAR announced Larson’s reinstatement Monday for next year, making it likely that he will return to the Cup Series in 2021. At one point in the virtual race, he seemed to have lost communication and said, "I can't see it. If it's not next year, it'll be in the future.". ", Sunday, Larson was recorded using the slur during a live-streamed iRacing tournament, on the gaming platform Twitch. NASCAR officials reinstated Kyle Larson on Monday, more than six months after his suspension for his use of a racial slur during an iRacing event. Larson is half Japanese and came into NASCAR through its diversity program. KLR will run through the end of the Outlaws season, which will conclude with the Nov. 6-7 races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. It truly is the Greatest Show on Dirt. Larson has received public support from a number of drivers including Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick. 57 car for Silva Motorsports. "As much as my parents have always believed in me, there's no one who holds me to a higher standard than I do. I jeopardized the livelihoods of the crew members who had poured their careers into building me fast racecars. Chip Ganassi Racing has ended its relationship with NASCAR driver Kyle Larson. It wasn't healthy at all. The 28-year-old had won six Cup Series races in the No. In a statement distributed through the World of Outlaws, Larson said: “We have made the very tough decision to close Kyle Larson Racing (KLR) upon the conclusion of the 2020 season. All Rights Reserved. By Wayne Sterling and Amanda Jackson, CNN. In the time of COVID-19, wearing a mask in public actually made me feel more comfortable. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. The racing organization announced the news on, "After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson," the statement reads. I wanted to hide. Before his abrupt departure from the sport, Larson was considered the favorite to replace Jimmie Johnson in the No. There is a long list of great people and partners who made all of this possible. What I didn't expect, though, were all the people who, despite their disappointment in what I did, made the choice to not give up on me. My fans were upset. “Lastly, I want to thank the race fans for your unwavering support of Carson, our KLR No. “Additionally, I want to thank the World of Outlaws for everything they do. I needed to take back control.". "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," the company said in a statement. In a note posted on Twitter, he said he would be announcing his 2021 plans soon. And I had failed. "NASCAR has gotta get off their ass and do the right thing and give this kid an opportunity to get back in a car," Stewart said in an exclusive interview with CBS Sports. In an instant, I turned a lot of lives upside down and destroyed my own reputation. ", "Last night I made a mistake and said the word that should never, ever be said. By Wayne Sterling and Amanda Jackson, CNN, Updated 2127 GMT (0527 HKT) April 14, 2020. Kyle Larson will make World of Outlaws Dirt Late Model series debut at C... Kyle Larson bumps dirt winning rate to 50 percent with Outlaws victory a... Kyle Larson rebounds at Huset’s with 10th Outlaws sprint car win o... that he will be closing his Kyle Larson Racing sprint car team, he said he would be announcing his 2021 plans soon, In a statement distributed through the World of Outlaws. He also toured Olympic legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee's community center in St. Louis in addition. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing and was expected to land a top ride for next season. Updated 5:27 PM ET, Tue April 14, 2020 . I know what a grind the schedule can be, and our guys are some of the best in the business. Kyle Larson was on the fast-track to a long and successful career in NASCAR. This decision to terminate him comes a day after the racing team said it would suspend him without pay. With his series-leading 11th victory in the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws, Kyle Larson made some dirt racing history Friday night at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. We’re incredibly proud of Carson and everything he’s accomplished while racing for KLR, and we wish him all the best as he continues his career. "If he's not in a top-tier ride next year, he'll eventually get back to that point," Kurt Busch told CBS Sports.

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