NASCAR Star Kyle Larson Explains His Approach Towards Social Media and Learning to Stay Away From It

Published 02/10/2021, 7:00 AM EST
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – OCTOBER 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, climbs into his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


Last year, Kyle Larson received a lot of heat for some questionable actions. As a result, he got banned for the rest of the 2020 season. However, the fallout from social media must have been worse. Recently, Larson spoke about his use of social media since then.

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He insisted that he has not avoided it entirely. However, he has eased off on his usage in the last 10 months or so. “I actually like that, you get to spend more time doing other things and more important things. Than burying my face in my phone,” said Larson.

Kyle Larson acknowledged that when he was winning a lot in the dirt scene, he liked reading good comments about it. On the flip side of the coin, he would avoid social media after a bad race.

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Over the years, the Hendrick Motorsports driver has learned to stay away from social media. Of course, he still plans to slowly get into it and show fans about himself.

Kyle Larson is looking forward to the new season

After the drama of last year, Kyle Larson is seeking redemption for his actions. With the Hendrick Motorsports team, he knows that there won’t be a better way than to gun for the Cup Series title.

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DOVER, DELAWARE – OCTOBER 06: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Clover Chevrolet, celebrates winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Of course, this is easier said than done, especially since he has top-notch teammates, and his rivals are no slouches either. One thing is for sure, Larson will definitely have his hands full in the coming season. However, he will be keen to hit the ground running.

Without a doubt, he will try to kick off his campaign on a high note at the Daytona 500. As it turns out, he has a decent track record at the Daytona International Speedway, with three Top 10 finishes under his belt.

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