Kyle Larson Reveals the Most Challenging Part Of His Victorious 2021 NASCAR Season

Published 11/17/2021, 2:25 PM EST

Recently, Kyle Larson spoke about the challenges he faced on the road to his maiden Cup title. The Hendrick driver has been on Cloud nine ever since he wrapped it up. Earlier, a number of fans sent the reigning champion various questions and a fair number of them were interesting. One of them pertained to what the most difficult race for him was.


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Larson said, “The most challenging part of our season was the race at the Roval. That would probably be the second coolest win that we had besides the championship win. So, let’s call it the third best win. Just the perseverance we had to have as a team to get through that race with the battery and alternator issue. Cliff [Daniels] leading everybody through, getting that change fixed.

“Then, not ever thinking that I had a shot to win, even once we got repaired. I was just trying to get away and get through there and get onto the next round, then we happened to win. So that was a very special, proud moment as a driver, all the hard work it took to get that done.


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Kyle Larson is really looking forward to the new season

A few days ago, the #5 Hendrick Motorsports driver visited the LA Coliseum. This is because that venue is playing host to its first NASCAR race in 2022. It is also worth mentioning that that venue is hosting the annual Busch Clash, which generally heralds the start of the season.

Nov 7, 2021; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Furthermore, the Next Gen cars are making their debut next year. In other words, the new cars are getting a trial by fire as they are tackling a brand new track first. One thing is for sure, Kyle Larson will be more than eager to try and defend his crown. The only big question is, will he be able to snatch back-to-back titles? This is a feat that nobody has been able to achieve since Jimmie Johnson from 2006 to 2010.


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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.