17. Kyle Larson
Larson is one of the top NASCAR drivers right now. However, he also created a massive controversy in 2020 after an online race went wrong. Larson didn’t realize that his microphone was live when he dropped a racial slur. NASCAR is notorious for racial divisions but they instantly suspended him.
Meanwhile, his team fired him immediately. Larson apologized for his words and made a return to racing with Hendrick Motorsports. He sought to achieve redemption but the question is whether he was just sorry that people heard him (via USA Today).