Kyle Larson’s NASCAR Crew Chief Reveals the Tracks at Which They Can Be ‘Great’ in 2021

Published 02/17/2021, 10:48 AM EST
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)


Kyle Larson has officially wrapped up his first race with Hendrick Motorsports. Although he was a little disappointed to not win, he will be comforted by the fact that it was a solid debut for the team. The driver managed to finish the race in 10th place at the 500.

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Following the race, his crew chief Cliff Daniels spoke on a variety of subjects. Among them, he talked about the race tracks that everyone will visit later down the line.
He said, “This may seem like a cheesy answer, but honestly all of them. I think Kyle’s [Larson] an amazing talent. He adapts so well to so many different environments, I think he’s going to be great at all the tracks we go to. It’s going to be fun to watch him on the Bristol dirt track. We all know he can get up and really work the fence in Homestead (Miami).”

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What to expect from Kyle Larson this season?

After sitting out for most of 2020 due to unfortunate circumstances, he is keen for redemption. With Cliff Daniels in his pit box, Kyle Larson should be a fierce competitor for wins and the championship. Of course, reigning champion and teammate Chase Elliott will not make things easy for him.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) during the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Even the other drivers will be keen to give him a good fight. Drivers like Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and many more, are excellent drivers. Suffice to say, Kyle Larson will have his hands full this season, especially since he has a lot to prove. Throughout his Cup career, the Asian-American driver has notched up 6 wins.
With the Hendrick Motorsports car under him, he definitely has a chance to add more. It is worth mentioning that most of those wins came at Michigan, with Richmond, California and Dover being the other three.

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