“Really Good Shot” – Kyle Larson Targets NASCAR Win at His ‘Best Track’ in Homestead-Miami Race

Published 02/26/2021, 10:15 AM EST
BROOKLYN, MI – JUNE 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Cars 3/Target Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)


The NASCAR Cup Series racing juggernaut moves to Homestead-Miami this weekend. Among the many drivers targeting a race win is Kyle Larson, who would want to get off to a winning start in 2021.

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Joining Hendrick Motorsports this season, the No.5 has weighty expectations to shoulder because of his racing ability. However, going into this particular race, Larson feels he has a great chance on the 1.5 mile-circuit owing to his past track record.

Larson stated, “Yeah I’ve had a lot of success, I guess I didn’t realize that I hadn’t won at one. But Homestead especially is probably my best track, if you look at my stats and stuff with laps led and things like that.”

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Hopefully I’ll have a ‘ton of speed’, said Kyle Larson

“So, definitely excited to get to Homestead, and it being a day race I think too benefits me. Remember they used to have the final race there, that’d kinda go into the night and that seemed to be when I would, or the rest of the competition would catch up to me.”

NASCAR fans would remember that the Homestead-Miami has played host to some sensational Championship 4 races in the past. But with the ongoing circumstances, this move to the regular season now offers Larson a chance to get his first Cup win in a long time.

“So with being there in the day, hopefully, I’ll have a ton of speed and it’d be nice to get a win there. I think we have a really good shot,” concluded Larson.

Larson has good numbers at the Homestead-Miami Speedway

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The No.5 driver has achieved three stage wins and three top-five finishes in the Cup Series during his time with Chip Ganassi Racing. Further back in the 2015 Xfinity Series season, he won a race at Homestead-Miami, while also notching two top-five finishes in as many occasions.

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) during the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Undoubtedly, his expertise with short and dirt tracks will come in handy, in addition to his experience in the division. A victory for Larson will also help Hendrick Motorsports inch a bit closer to the all-time race wins record.

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Hence, there’s a lot to play for this weekend and so Larson will be charged up as ever. Despite starting 13th, one cannot count him out of contention as he would bid to achieve another impressive finish for his team.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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