Kyle Larson on the Verge of World of Outlaws History

Published 10/03/2021, 5:14 AM EDT
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Valvoline Chevrolet, walks on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 18, 2021 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)


Aside from his NASCAR Cup Series career, Kyle Larson often competes in other racing series. Among them, he is competing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. According to reports, the Hendrick Motorsports driver is hoping to become the third driver to win the World of Outlaws triple crown.

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Back in July, Larson won at the Eldora Speedway in Ohio. He soon followed it up with a win in August at the Knoxville Speedway. Now, Kyle Larson heads to the Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania to try and win the race there. If he does, he will join the likes of Doug Wolfgang and Donny Schatz as the only drivers to achieve the milestone.

He seems well on his way already, having won the preliminary event on Friday. He said, “We really just caught a lot of breaks all night. Didn’t qualify well, got a little lucky in the heat, and then the cautions fell at the right time in the Feature. Hopefully, we didn’t use up all of our luck before tomorrow. It’s been since Knoxville when I was last in a Sprint Car, I had to get used to how fast it felt again early in the night.”

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Kyle Larson also has to focus on the NASCAR Playoffs

It goes without saying that fighting for this triple crown is a great achievement. However, he must also bear in mind that he has a NASCAR Cup Series championship to fight for. This is the first time he has been in such a strong position and could be in line for a maiden Cup Series title.

Sep 26, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) before the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

However, he will have to be wary of the likes of Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, and more. Already, Hamlin has qualified for the next Playoff round, easing the pressure on himself. So, Larson and the remaining 11 drivers have to put their heads down and charge in these next two races, starting with Talladega.

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