KYLE Larson is a professional race car driver who is married to Katelyn Sweet.
Larson was dropped by Chip Ganassi Racing earlier this year after using the n-word during a virtual race.
Who is Katelyn Sweet?
The 29-year-old Sweet has been with Larson for the better part of the decade, and the couple has two children together.
Katelyn’s brother is Brad Sweet, who like Kyle is a professional race car driver.
She is a marathon runner and a former equestrian athlete, according to an online report.
Katelyn has become known for shotgunning beer after one of her husband’s victories and even did it at the NASCAR Awards last year.
When did Katelyn and and Kyle get married?
The couple tied the knot in September of 2018.
They have two young children and live in North Carolina.
Why was Kyle Larson fired?
Larson was axed by Chip Ganassi Racing after using the n-word during a virtual race.
The Asian-American driver appeared to have lost communication with his teammates during the April event.
This prompted him to ask “You can’t hear me?
The slur was aimed at his spotter, who is white.
The remark was heard by viewers and other drivers, including one who said: “Oh, damn! He did not just say that.”
Has Kyle Larson signed with a new racing team?
Kyle Larson joins a new racing team
Larson signed a multi-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, beginning with next year’s NASCAR Cup Series season.
“Hendrick Motorsports is a championship organization that has set a high bar for performance and for how drivers represent the team and its partners,” Larson said in a statement to NASCAR.com on October 28, 2020.
“My goal is to win races, be a great teammate, continue my personal efforts to grow and hold myself to that high standard personally and professionally.
“Making the absolute most of this platform and the opportunity in front of me is my focus.
“I know what’s expected of me and what I expect of myself, on and off the track.”
Said team owner Rick Hendrick: “Kyle is unquestionably one of the most talented race car drivers in the world.
“He has championship-level ability and will be a significant addition to our on-track program.
“More importantly, I have full confidence that he understands our expectations and will be a tremendous ambassador for our team, our partners and NASCAR.”
“Kyle, you’re talking to everyone, bud,” one driver said, while another told the livestream: “Yup, we heard that.”
His racing team, Chip Ganassi Racing, heard it too.
“We are extremely disappointed by what Kyle said last night during an iRacing Event,” the team said in a statement.
“The words that he chose to use are offensive and unacceptable.”
“As of this moment we are suspending Kyle without pay while we work through this situation with all appropriate parties.”
Several of his sponsors including McDonald’s, Credit One Bank and Clover distanced themselves from him by pulling their sponsorships, and he was later fired from his racing team.
Larson had six victories, more than 100 top-10 finishes and four playoff appearances in 223 starts with the racing team.
Did Kyle apologize?
Larson apologized for the slur in a video posted on social media platforms.
He said: “Last night I made a mistake and said the word that should never, ever be said.
“There’s no excuse for that.”
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