NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Conor Daly will no longer be sponsored by Eli Lilly due to allegations that his father, former IndyCar and Formula 1 driver Derek Daly, used a racial slur during a radio interview in the early ’80s. The allegations surfaced last week when the employee of an Indianapolis radio station overheard longtime NFL Colts radio commentator Bob Lamey narrate a story that took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway nearly 30 years ago. Lamey’s usage of the N-word while retelling his story motivated the anonymous employee to submit a complaint to the company’s HR department, which resulted in an investigation that targeted Derek Daly. As a result, Lamey has been forced into retirement and Derek Daly was fired from his racing analyst position at a local TV station. Despite having to pay for his father’s actions from over 30 years ago, Daly released a statement on Twitter where he thanked his team, fans and even the pharma company for its support.
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