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NASCAR’s Kyle Larson to AP on slur: ‘I was just ignorant’

Kyle Larson before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Daytona...
Kyle Larson before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.(Source: AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Updated: Aug. 20, 2020 at 12:07 AM EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Larson has been working behind the scenes to educate himself on racial issues since his firing from NASCAR for using the N-word.

The one-time star of the sport has twice visited Minneapolis, visited the the Urban Youth Racing School and met with Jackie Joyner-Kersee to understand racial injustices.

Larson used the N-word while playing a video game in April and was promptly fired from his NASCAR ride.

He’s been racing sprint cars since and hopes to show that he’s a changed person who can return to NASCAR if given a second chance.

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