Kyle Larson Gets a Key Addition to His No. 5 Team as Jeff Gordon’s Former Teammate Joins Him

Published 12/19/2020, 2:10 AM EST
RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 09: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


For the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, Kyle Larson is in the Hendrick Motorsports stable. Now, his #5 team is set to expand even further. The latest recruit is Jeff Gordon’s former PR manager, Jon Edwards, who is excited to get back on board.

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Of course, Edwards’ role will be similar to when he was in the Jeff Gordon camp.

Larson is eager to get behind the wheel of a championship-winning car. The Hendrick Motorsports team’s reputation precedes it and has produced several champions in the past. So, Kyle Larson is in good hands when the 2021 Cup Series season kicks off.

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After being away from the action for a year, he will be raring to go, as he has a point to prove and will be keen to fight for victory. Additionally, he will have a healthy competition with his equally talented teammates.

With the likes of Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman, and William Byron, the HMS team has plenty of talent.

What can we expect from Kyle Larson?

The 28-year old is already a proven race winner, with six visits to Victory Lane to his name. However, there is a slight possibility that he may be a little rusty after his suspension from the 2020 season.

He has been practicing all year in other racing series, but a NASCAR machine is a different beast to the other cars that Larson has driven in the past year.

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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)

However, the 28-year old will be sure to keep up with his rivals and teammates, and after some time away to reflect, he will be motivated to return to winning ways.

Hopefully, he can kick off the 2021 Cup Series season on a blank slate. Without a doubt, Kyle Larson is too good a driver to not deserve a chance at the top.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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