Kyle Larson Feels He Has a ‘Shot to Win Every Week’ with Hendrick Motorsports in 2021 NASCAR Season

Published 03/17/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) celebrates his victory in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Larson has been in a fine run of form in 2021 and is settling nicely in the Hendrick Motorsports team. After a 10th place finish at the Daytona 500, he got a little unlucky at the road course race. Aside from that hiccup, Larson has been in the Top 10 at every race. This also includes a win at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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So, it isn’t really surprising when Larson declared that he feels like he has a chance to win at every track. Hendrick Motorsports is regarded as one of the best NASCAR teams; it has a great reputation and has had champions like Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Chase Elliott among its ranks.

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Kyle Larson has joined the outfit for the 2021 Cup Series season. In just his fourth race, he opened up his Hendrick account with a maiden win for the team.

Admittedly, he did finish seventh fastest at the Phoenix Raceway, but he feels that he had the pace to win. Larson is just entering the prime of his career, so he should be a strong contender for the championship.

What lies in the future for Kyle Larson?

Even before his Hendrick days, Larson has visited Victory Lane on six other occasions, all of which came with Chip Ganassi Racing, with the first win coming in 2016. At that time, he stormed to a win at the Michigan International Speedway. That year, he went on to finish ninth in the championship.

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Mar 7, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) crosses the finish line to win the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

He followed it up with triumphs at California, two more Michigan wins, and one each at Richmond and Dover. From a championship perspective, Kyle Larson has had a best finish of eighth in 2017.

In the same year, he snatched four of his seven career wins in the NASCAR Cup Series. Now that he is with the Hendrick Motorsports team, Larson’s star is rising and will continue its trajectory.

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