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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson is catching flack for using a racial slur during an iRacing event Sunday night.

Video from the gaming broadcasting app Twitch appears to show Larson losing communication in his headset with his spotter. While he was checking his microphone he said “You can’t hear me? Hey, n—–.”

Drivers in the chat immediately reacted to Larson’s use of the slur, with one instantly alerting him, ”Kyle, you’re talking to everyone, bud.” Others either yelled or stayed silent in disbelief.

(Audio of Kyle Larson’s comments from Conor Daly’s Twitch channel)

Larson is a driver with Chip Ganassi’s NASCAR team. He has six career Cup Series wins and is widely regarded as one of the top sprint car and midget racers in the entire country.

Larson is half Japanese and he climbed from short track racing into NASCAR through its ”Drive for Diversity” program. He is the only driver of Japanese descent to win a major NASCAR race.

NASCAR says they are suspending Larson indefinitely and he will have to attend sensitivity training.

Meanwhile, Chip Ganassi Racing says: “we are extremely disappointed by what Kyle said last night during an iRacing Event. The words that he chose to use are offensive and unacceptable. As of this moment, we are suspending Kyle without pay.”