NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday night, marking his first victory since his suspension by NASCAR and his dismissal by Chip Ganassi Racing for using racial insult of an online simulation race in April.
Larson returned to the series on May 8 after finishing a sensitivity course, with a 10th place finish and second behind his brother-in-law Brad Sweet in a race on May 22, after setting a new track record in qualifications. He won $ 20,000 for Saturday’s victory.
“This victory means so much personally. I can’t even describe it, ”said Larson.
Larson started his racing career on dirt tracks and continued to participate in Sprint Car events even though he reached the top of the NASCAR pyramid, earning around $ 9 million last year.
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The World of Outlaws race at the Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway took place in front of a limited number of fans thanks to relaxed coronavirus restrictions in the state.
NASCAR has not specified when or if Larson will be allowed to return to the series.
The Associated Press contributed to this report