Kyle Larson Reveals Details About His 2021 Dirt Racing Plans Along With NASCAR Duties

Published 01/23/2021, 1:25 PM EST
DAYTONA, FL – FEBRUARY 15: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Chip Ganassi Racing Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro, during final practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Although Kyle Larson is competing in the NASCAR Cup Series, he will make time for non-NASCAR activities as well. The driver has been passionate about dirt racing and hopes to continue it during the season. However, it could be a little difficult to juggle both at once.

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Recently, Larson spoke to Flo Racing after a rained-out race at the All-Tech Raceway. The driver opened up about his 2021 plans and schedule.

He admitted that many would think that his dirt racing days are done. Larson said, “I understand, with Rick Hendrick’s past and not really allowing drivers to run dirt. It seems they’ve changed a little, Chase Elliott will be racing some this year.”

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BROOKLYN, MI – JUNE 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 18, 2017 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson confessed that he will probably not attempt every dirt race. Scheduling conflicts are inevitable as he is competing full time in NASCAR.

The driver admitted that he would aim for at least 20 Late Model races. However, he did say that Sprint cars would take up most of his schedule, aside from NASCAR.

Does Kyle Larson have any particular dirt races in mind?

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The driver admitted that he has triumphed at a lot of races in his career. All he wants to do is win as many races as possible and does not hold any particular races in high regard.

Last year, he won nearly 50% of the races and that could be a hard feat to match. Whether these races are big or not remains immaterial.

All in all, he wants to have a good time while racing and not burn himself out. While he likes racing in Late Model cars, he knows that his priorities lie with the NASCAR Cup Series.

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Admittedly, the 28-year-old is anxiously awaiting the 2021 Cup Series to begin. He is on the back foot, as he sat out for the majority of 2020, but the Hendrick Motorsports driver will relish the challenge.

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