NASCAR suspended Larson on April 13 and ordered him to undergo sensitivity training after he spoke a racial slur during an iRacing event.
Chip Ganassi Racing released him on April 14 after his sponsors terminated their relationships with Larson. Then on April 27 the team announced that Matt Kenseth would replace Larson in the No. 42 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Larson is currently entered in a World of Outlaws event at Knoxville Raceway this week.
NASCAR has yet to announce when Larson will be reinstated.
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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor while continuing to write daily fantasy and news articles. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.
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