WATCH: Kyle Larson Executes an Insane 3-Wide Pass for the Lead in All-Star Race

Published 06/17/2021, 10:58 AM 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 Sunday, Kyle Larson dominated the proceedings at the Texas Motor Speedway. On his way to the win, he managed to pull off a three-wide pass on Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott for the lead. In the end, he managed to sail past both of them and clinch his third Cup win in a row.

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Needless to say, crew chief Cliff Daniels was hugely impressed with his ward. Speaking to SiriusXM NASCAR radio, he said, “I told him in Victory Lane, Man! there was no lane up there. Only a crazy man would have done that, going into Turn 3 that he pulled on the outside of Chase Elliott. He shrugged me off, I couldn’t believe it. Man! That was just unbelievable. We know how treacherous the PJ 1 could be. He made it stick and my jaw hit the floor.”

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Without a doubt, Larson has been in roaring form, with a third consecutive win. Somehow, Denny Hamlin is clinging to his championship lead by his fingernails. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver will be thankful that the All-Star race is not a point-scoring race, so his lead is preserved.

Can Kyle Larson challenge for the 2021 Cup Series title?

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Theoretically speaking, the Hendrick Motorsports driver is more than capable of challenging. Considering that he has just romped to his third successive win, there is very little to stop him. He has been in excellent form, and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates have also performed exceptionally well.

May 30, 2021; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) celebrates his win of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

With Larson running riot, it won’t come as a surprise if he targets the 2021 Cup Series title. Of course, he will have to muscle his way past Denny Hamlin first. At the same time, he will be hoping that Hamlin does not notch up a win. Otherwise it will only help the Joe Gibbs Racing driver pull away in the championship.

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