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When it comes to dirt racing, the stakes are about to get higher than ever before. Tony Stewart, a legendary figure in motorsports, has raised the bar by offering a staggering million-dollar prize for a win in the upcoming Eldora Million. This eye-popping amount has caught the attention of the racing world, including star driver Kyle Larson. Larson, known for his successful transition from grassroots racing to the pinnacle of motorsports, recently expressed his thoughts on the significance of such a massive purse.

With the support of promoters like Stewart and platforms like FloRacing, Larson recognizes the transformative impact this prize money can have on the lives of dirt racers.

Kyle Larson Shows Appreciation Towards Tony Stewart Ahead of the Highly Anticipated Race

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In the post-Atlanta press conference, Larson stated, “Yeah, it’s amazing. It’s honestly really cool… it’s a lot of money. It’s way more money than any dirt racer gets to race for. It’s life-changing money, for sure.” Larson understands the financial struggles faced by many dirt racers and acknowledges that winning this kind of prize could transform their lives.

Larson also praised Tony Stewart and his team for their efforts in elevating the sport and providing this extraordinary opportunity. Stewart, a former NASCAR champion and dirt racing enthusiast, has been actively involved in promoting dirt racing events.

Larson expressed his admiration, saying, “Yeah, it’s awesome. Tony (Stewart) and his whole staff… FloRacing, they’re a big part of it, too. To promote a race last year with the late model million and then give the sprint car guys their chance this year, it’s pretty neat.”

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Kyle Larson Opens Up About Million Dollar Upcoming Dirt Race

As the race approaches, the level of competition is intensifying. Larson acknowledges the tough field of competitors and the unique format of the race that could open the door for unexpected winners. He states, “We’ll see. It’s going to be a really tough race. I think there’s a few guys that have a great shot to win. But then it’s also a unique format that will open the door for others, too. We’ll see, but I’m looking forward to the opportunity, as well as everybody else is.”

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He further asserted his confidence as he said, “I’m obviously happy I get to compete in it, too.” 

In the lead-up to the Eldora Million, FloRacing has launched a content series called Sprint to the Million Presented by Tezos. This series aims to capture the stories and experiences of the drivers and teams vying for the million-dollar prize. Similar to the “Road to Eldora” series that precedes the World 100 Dirt Late Model race, Sprint to the Million will release daily videos over the course of the two weeks leading up to the main event. These videos will provide insights into the drivers, visit race shops, and showcase the rich history of Sprint Car racing at Eldora Speedway.

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As the countdown to the event continues, fans eagerly await the spectacle that will unfold on the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway, where history will be made and dreams will come true.