2021 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kyle Larson, Draws Inspiration From Home Ahead of Texas Motor Speedway Race

Published 09/21/2023, 6:37 AM EDT

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Kyle Larson’s 2023 NASCAR Cup Series saga has been a wild ride, from touching the clouds with top spots to sometimes bringing up the rear. But as the playoffs approached, a new Larson was in the driver’s seat, clinching top-5 finishes in all three initial playoff races.

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However, through thick and thin on the track, one anchor has held fast: the Hendrick Motorsports ace’s unyielding bond with his family. Currently, with his better half taking a brief hiatus, the No. 5 Chevy is donning a new hat and managing his online spotlight while juggling duties with his trio of little stars.

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Navigating the whirlwind of NASCAR’s tracks, strategies, and nail-biting finishes means drivers often find little room to put their feet up and enjoy family moments. Indeed, these speedsters usually snatch those golden moments with loved ones in the brief lulls between high-octane weeks, where dreams of clinching the next round loom large.

Having secured his pole position in the elite top-12, however, Kyle Larson appears to be in high spirits. Typically keeping his cards close to his chest on social media, the No. 5 Chevy recently pulled back the curtain a touch. A heartwarming snap on Instagram showcased Larson airborne, surrounded by his trio of cherubs.

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The cheeky caption read, Off racing with no mom for a few days! And yes I’m the dad that is going to document this so you think I’m like this all the time 😜”

With that, NASCAR aficionados are undoubtedly crossing their fingers that this family pit stop refuels Larson’s spirit for the upcoming Texas showdown. Furthermore, beyond treasured family moments, whispers abound that Kyle Larson is also dipping his toes into charitable endeavors.

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Larson lends a helping hand to children suffering from cancer

The world of NASCAR isn’t just about burning rubber and breakneck speeds; it’s also about the big-hearted champions behind the wheel. Recently, 2021 Cup Series champ Kyle Larson and NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett went the extra mile by attending an event that sheds light on and rallies support for children battling cancer.

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This heartfelt gathering, held at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, threw Larson into the spotlight not just as a racer but as a father. When asked how his outlook might have evolved since his early, hungry-for-success days in racing, Larson didn’t miss a beat. He confessed that wearing the hat of a father has indeed shifted his worldview, especially when it comes to understanding the struggles other families endure.

“Yeah, definitely,” Larson reflected. “I think, you know, since having kids it gives you a different perspective on life in general. But it gives you perspective on what your children and families go through you that, that we aren’t currently.”

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In light of recent heartbreaking events, like the tragic passing of Martin Truex Jr.’s ex-girlfriend to cancer, the rallying cry for such charitable endeavors and awareness campaigns has grown louder. It’s a reminder that every lap we run in life has its purpose, and for these racers, it’s not just about the finish line but also about lending a hand along the way.

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Neha Dwivedi

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Neha Dwivedi is a NASCAR Writer for EssentiallySports. Her ability to capture the spirit of the exhilarating races and relay the enthusiasm to her readers distinguishes her as a sports journalist. Neha's articles strike a nice balance between technical accuracy and story-telling.
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