NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman and Others All Set to Run the UYRS Celebrity Grand Prix

Published 07/26/2021, 3:58 PM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Sonoma, California, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) does a burnout after winning the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


On August 7th, Kyle Larson and a handful of NASCAR drivers will be in Philadelphia. The reason for their presence in the city is the UYRS Celebrity Grand Prix. This is an organisation that is dedicated to helping the youth find career opportunities in the motorsport world.

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Recently, Larson spoke about the upcoming race and expressed his excitement. He said, “Join me and the other Hendrick drivers in Philadelphia on August 7th for the Urban Youth Racing School Celebrity Grand Prix. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Based on his message, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, and William Byron will also be in attendance. Without a doubt, Larson will enjoy himself at the Philadelphia race.

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He and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates will be glad to race just for the fun of it, while in the midst of a hectic season. However, it is worth noting that there is a Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International in New York.

What does this mean for Kyle Larson and company?

Admittedly, this will mean that the Hendrick Motorsports quartet will have to rush. Considering that all four drivers are in a championship fight, none of them can afford to miss a race.

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At the moment, there are four races left and three playoff spots left, so it is all to play for in the 2021 Cup Series regular season.

Jun 20, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) passes the start finish line during the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

So far, Kyle Larson has enjoyed an incredible first season with Hendrick Motorsports. In fact, his form has been so spectacular that he finds himself battling for the Cup Series championship. He currently sits 13 points behind championship leader Denny Hamlin, who has yet to win a race.

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Larson’s form has been so incredible that it is hard to believe that he spent nearly a year away from the sport. During his time away, he chose not to remain idle and competed in non-NASCAR-sanctioned races.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst 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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