Kyle Larson Reveals He Is “Nervous” NASCAR Will Double Down on the Thing Hendrick Motorsports Teammate Chase Elliott Loves the Most

Published 05/07/2022, 1:33 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 05: Kyle Larson (#5 Hendrick Motorsports HendrickCars.com Chevrolet) looks at Chase Elliott (#9 Hendrick Motorsports NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet) as he answers a question for a media press conference during the Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum NASCAR Cup Series race on February 05, 2022, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Last year, Kyle Larson proved that there are hardly any elite-level tracks in the country on which he can’t win. And that’s regardless of the type of car you put him in. Be it on an oval in a stock car, or on a dirt track in a midget, Larson can win them all.

Having said that, the Hendrick Motorsports driver isn’t fond of a certain kind of racetrack. Interestingly, this kind is the kind that his teammate, Chase Elliott loves.

The tracks in the subject are road courses.

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In a recent interview with The Athletic, Larson opened up on his relationship with road courses, and how he feels about them now that they’re becoming a bigger part of the NASCAR calendar progressively.

“Maybe the only thing I’d be nervous about is I enjoy road courses, but I don’t want too many of them,” he said.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, waits on the track prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson reacts to Denny Hamlin’s tweet that was deemed racist

Recently, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin had posted a meme-video aimed at Kyle Larson, which was supposedly insensitive, that earned him a sensitivity sanction along with a lot of criticism online.

This was something that Larson felt was “poor judgment” on Hamlin’s part.

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“I think being in the position that we’re in, you have to be very careful with what you put out in the public,” Larson said.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 16: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, speaks to the media during the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

However, Kyle Larson revealed that he has “no hard feelings” from his side. He thinks it is only after putting something out there, that one can realize how offensive it truly can be.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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