Think of iRacing and Kyle Larson and the first thing that comes to mind is his use of a racial slur while participating in a late-night session nearly a year ago.

Of course it is, and Larson knows that. He can‘t escape that he said the N-word, he can only continue to move forward in his bid for redemption and the work he‘s done to repair the damage.

Larson will make his return to the popular online racing platform Wednesday night when NASCAR launches the 10-race eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. The car he‘ll use will be “sponsored” by the Kyle Larson Foundation and feature three organizations he‘s designated for support.

Larson‘s “Drive for 5 Campaign” was launched this month to benefit children, families and communities in need of support. His mission is to fund five scholarships a year at the Urban Youth Racing School in Philadelphia, to provide daily meals for five families per day through The Sanneh Foundation, and support at least five communities per year through the school grants provided by Hendrick Cares.

Associated Press