Kyle Larson Officially Joins YouTube and Shares Scenes From His Championship Parade

Published 12/30/2021, 12:37 PM EST
Nov 7, 2021; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) celebrates winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports


Ever since the rise of social media, many sportspersons have flocked to it. The most popular platforms where athletes engage with their fans are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. A lot of celebrities and sports stars have social media profiles, but not many go down the YouTube route. This is because it largely works when they share video logs (vlogs) and clips.

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Now, NASCAR’s reigning champion, Kyle Larson has officially become part of the YouTube community.

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At the time of writing, his channel has already crossed 500 subscribers. In addition to that, his first video has garnered more than 2,500 views. That first video was about Larson’s championship parade in his hometown of Elk Grove, California. On the occasion, Larson and his kids climbed into a Chevrolet Corvette convertible and were driven around the city.

When he spoke to the crowd, Larson confessed that he was feeling quite overwhelmed. This was because he did not expect so many people to turn up. Nevertheless, he was grateful for their support in NASCAR and in the dirt racing scene.

Kyle Larson will be eager to defend his 2021 crown

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Now that he is the champion, the next step in his career could be a little harder. Winning a title is one thing, but defending it is a whole new kettle of fish. Without a doubt, the battle will be tough; this can be gauged by the fact that no driver has been able to defend the title successfully since Jimmie Johnson.

Nov 7, 2021; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) wins the Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

So the big question on everyone’s lips is, can Kyle Larson do what only a few others have done before him? Can he be the spiritual successor of Johnson at Hendrick Motorsports? Larson’s star is steadily rising, and the champion is approaching his prime. However, there are other drivers, like Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and many more, who are just as capable.

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It will be fascinating to see how Larson’s title defense pans out. What are your predictions for the 2022 season?

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author 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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