“Will Be Able to Win” – Kyle Larson Targets Consistency and Victory Lane in 2021 NASCAR Season

Published 01/22/2021, 12:28 AM EST
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Advent Health Chevrolet, celebrates winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


In 2021, Kyle Larson is joining the Hendrick Motorsports team. With the outfit being one of the best teams out there, Larson should be a force to reckon with. Recently, he spoke to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and outlined a few of his objectives for the coming season.

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He said, “Be consistently finishing races in the Top 5, Top 10 and contending. Winning races! I would be very disappointed if we went all season long without a win. Really don’t think that’s the case, I think we will be able to win at some point. I hope we’re clicking at the right time.”

Kyle Larson added that when the playoffs roll by, he and the team will be right up there. The driver also noted that teammate Chase Elliott did not have a particularly strong regular season. However, he managed to buck up when it really mattered.

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Kyle Larson has a tough job ahead of him

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One would imagine that a year away from the sport may put Larson at a disadvantage. Especially since his teammate is the reigning Cup Series champion. However, the 28-year-old is not the kind of person who will be intimidated by such a situation. Instead, he will relish the opportunity to try and challenge the defending champion. Hopefully, he can wrest the title from Elliott’s grasp.

RICHMOND, VA – APRIL 29: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 29, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson is an exceptionally talented driver and has the capability of winning championships. With the Hendrick Motorsports car under him, he now has a car that can match his hunger to win. The only question is, can he navigate his way through the regular season and sustain it in the playoffs?

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Larson will have plenty of competition from his teammate, the Joe Gibbs, Stewart-Haas, and the Penske drivers as well. All in all, it will truly be a fascinating battle to see if he can reach the Championship 4 for the first time or even win.

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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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