World of Outlaws says Kyle Larson can race after sensitivity training

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The World of Outlaws sprint car series said Kyle Larson is welcome to compete on its circuit after completing sensitivity training within 30 days.

Larson was fired Tuesday from his Cup Series ride at Chip Ganassi Racing after being indefinitely suspended by NASCAR for uttering a racial slur during an iRacing stream Sunday night. Multiple NASCAR sponsors severed ties with Larson after the incident.

But at least two sponsors (Plan B Sales and Finley Farms) associated with Larson’s World of Outlaws team tweeted they would continue to support the team. Kyle Larson Racing fields Carson Macedo in the Outlaws series and also runs cars for Larson.

In a statement, the World of Outlaws said it didn’t condone Larson’s language, which violated its behavioral code.

“Given the nature of this infraction and Kyle’s already public apology, he will be required to complete a sensitivity training course within 30 days of the date of the infraction,” the statement read. “Kyle is an important and visible stakeholder in the World of Outlaws community as both Driver and Team Owner.

“Kyle has admitted to making a mistake, and it is our expectation that he will make every effort to represent the sport in a professional manner moving forward. Provided that Kyle completes the designated training in the allotted time, he will remain eligible to compete in all World of Outlaws sanctioned events.”

Kyle Larson Racing will be allowed to compete in WoO regardless of Larson’s status. The series remains on hold because of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

NASCAR has said Larson will need to complete sensitivity training before being considered for reinstatement. Larson also has been suspended indefinitely from iRacing.

Aside from a public apology Monday, Larson has given no indication of what his next steps would be.

Malcolm Stewart sidelined by knee surgery for ‘extended duration’


The knee injury that kept Malcolm Stewart from mounting up for Anaheim 2 will require surgery and he will be sidelined for “an extended duration” of the Monster Energy Supercross season, according to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.

“I just wanted to give you guys an update,” Stewart said on Instagram. “It’s not the news you guys want to hear, but I took a spill last week and hurt my knee pretty bad to the point that we’re going to have to get surgery done.

“I’m definitely bummed out about it; I felt we were riding pretty good and were just now starting to get the ball rolling, but it is what it is.”

Stewart’s season started with high expectations until accidents in the first two rounds left him 15th in the standings.

He ended 2022 on a high note, finishing a career high third in the Supercross standings. He then missed the start of the Pro Motocross season with another knee injury.

The 2023 season appeared to live up to his expectations. Despite back-to-back accidents, Stewart contended for podiums at both Anaheim 1 and San Diego. He won his heat at San Diego.

“It was very tough to receive the news that Malcolm will need to undergo knee surgery,” Nathan Ramsey, Team Manager for the Husqvarna team said in a press release. “He has worked so hard to be in a position to win races this year and I truly believe he was ready.

“The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing program will support him in every way that we can through his recovery and we can’t wait to get him back on track and back at the races.”

Stewart joins 250 rider Jalek Swoll on the sidelines after he broke an arm in a practice session. Swoll will be relieved by Talon Hawkins beginning this week at Houston, Texas.

A replacement rider has not been announced for Stewart, which means the focus shifts to his 450 teammate Christian Craig, who currently sits 12th in the standings with three top-15s in the opening rounds.