Almost a year after using a racial slur in an online iRacing event, Kyle Larson is returning to the online racing simulator.
The new season of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is about to begin and Larson is set to be in the field. This time, his paint scheme will feature several charities promoted by the newly formed Kyle Larson Foundation, Larson announced March 23.
The Urban Youth Racing School, the Sanneh Foundation and Hendrick Cares will all be featured on Larson’s No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track this Wednesday (March 24).
— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) March 23, 2021
All three organizations provide financial assistance to impoverished and disadvantaged children.
On the actual track, Larson’s “Drive for Five’ campaign is in full effect. Larson will donate $5 for every lap he completes and $5000 for a top five. Already six races into the NASCAR Cup Season, Larson has raised over $20,000 thanks to his performances.
“I’m hoping to raise $500,000,” Larson told The Associated Press. “I’ve got a long ways to go but I’m glad that I’ve gotten it started and that I’m able to showcase the organizations I’ve joined to help make a difference.”
Larson currently sits second in the NASCAR Cup Series points standings with one win and three top fives.