Hendrick Motorsports Shows Splendid Kyle Larson Racing Gear for NASCAR Daytona 500

Published 02/08/2021, 7:45 AM CST
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 07: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Preparations are underway in full swing and spirits for Kyle Larson and his Hendrick Motorsports’ No.5 team ahead of this weekend’s Daytona 500. After gaining a few sponsors and revealing his paint scheme, it was time to unveil some pictures of his racing gear.

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Hendrick Motorsports took the opportunity to do just that, and the ultimate reveal did not seem to disappoint fans.

A post from the team’s Twitter handle read, “Take a look at @KyleLarsonRacin’s fresh @NationsGuard gear he will be sporting for the #DAYTONA500!”

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Nations Guard will act as the main sponsor for Kyle Larson in a few races

The colors adorning Larson’s paint scheme, as well as his race suit to an extent, match with the car dealership brand’s logo. The green-and-black scheme, as has been mentioned before, will be present in the weekend clashes building up to the Daytona 500.

In addition, he will also use the same paint scheme of the car at the races at the Daytona Road Course and the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hence, it won’t be long before we see the No.5 Chevrolet Camaro in action on the track.

Larson had earlier stated, “I’m excited for Daytona for a lot of reasons. It’s great to be back in a Cup car with such an amazing organization that just won a championship.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in the garage with a lot of friends, competitors, and just getting into battles on the racetrack.”

Larson possesses a decent record at the Daytona International Speedway

The 28-year-old actually has three top-10 finishes in his seven Daytona 500 starts. It gives him confidence and motivation to actually go and better his record, with new and improved machinery this time around.

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KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, climbs into his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Larson also has experience running Xfinity and Truck Series races at Daytona. He had collected a solitary win at the track in the former back in 2018, whilst racing with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Therefore, we are now counting the days down to the much-awaited ‘Great American Race’. Larson, for one, will have immense self-belief in his abilities to possibly even go the distance in 2021.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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