Kyle Larson Reveals He Sat Down With Chase Elliott Amidst Hendrick Fallout & Jokes He Did More Listening Than Talking

Published 08/23/2022, 4:12 PM EDT
Aug 21, 2022; Watkins Glen, New York, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) races during the Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

At Watkins Glen, there was a bit of tension between Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. While they were tussling for the lead, Larson forced his Hendrick Motorsports teammate off the track.

Suffice to say, there were definitely words exchanged after the race. This prompted their team to intervene, and they elected to sort out their differences in private.


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Larson said, “I think you have to look out for your organization and what’s best for everybody as a whole.”

“I wish things would have played out differently and Monday would have been a lot better for me. But like I said, it was productive, in the end, it was positive to have had that talk.”

“So, ready to just move on from it and look forward to Daytona and on in the Playoffs. I took most of it in. [So you did a lot more listening than talking?] Yeah”


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What lies ahead for Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports?

For now, neither Larson nor his teammates have anything to worry about. This is because they have all qualified for the Playoffs and there is one race left in the regular season.

Beyond that, when the Southern 500 at Darlington begins, the gloves will really come off. When the time comes, all 16 Playoff drivers will be gunning for the 2022 Cup Series title.


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Jun 12, 2022; Sonoma, California, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) races during the NASCAR Toyota – Save Mart 350 event at Sonoma Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Before that, though, all eyes will be on the Coke Zero Sugar 400 and its results as there is just one Playoff spot remaining, and several drivers are gunning for that place.

At the moment, Ryan Blaney is in the hot seat and will probably snatch the place. This is unless Martin Truex Jr outscores him or a different driver grabs their first win of the season.


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To that end, drivers like Bubba Wallace, and a few others could be very serious threats.



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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