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Kyle Miyata Larson (born July 31, 1992) is an American professional stock car driver currently competing in NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Craftsman Truck Series. Larson drives the No. 5 Chevrolet full-time for Hendrick Motorsports in the Cup Series, part-time in the Xfinity Series driving the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing and the No. 17 Chevrolet for for HMS, and part-time in the Craftsman Truck Series driving the No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado for Spire Motorsports.

Cup Series career[]


Larson made his Cup Series debut in 2013, driving the #51 Target/Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports in 4 races.


In 2014, Larson ran the series full-time for Chip Ganassi Racing in the #42 Chevrolet and won Rookie of the Year honors.



In the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan, Larson held off rookie Chase Elliott to get the first win of his career.


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On Sunday, April 12th, 2020, during eNASCAR iRacing Pro Event, in which drivers would play a virtual driving simulator. The event was created in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which prevented live races from being held. During the event Kyle Larson lost communication with his spotter. When trying to check his mike, he, in anger, said the n-word. As a result NASCAR briefly suspended him until he could complete racial sensitivity training.