“Wish I Could Go to Phoenix Tomorrow” – Kyle Larson on his Eagerness to Win the Title

Published 10/29/2021, 4:13 PM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) before the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Larson is undoubtedly one of the favorites to win the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series. With two races left in the season, he is itching to get back on the track and go racing once again. Next on the hit list is the Martinsville Speedway, where Larson starts on pole position yet again.

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What lies ahead for Kyle Larson?

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For now, the Hendrick driver will be keen to hit the tarmac once again. According to him, Martinsville is his toughest race track, but he will try to win. Of course, teammate Chase Elliott will be right alongside him, battling to enter the Championship 4. On an interesting note, Kyle Larson compared the Cup Series finale to the Chili Bowl Nationals.

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Speaking about the season finale, he said, “Knowing that I have a shot to race for a championship. The anticipation definitely rises each day. So I wish we could go to Phoenix tomorrow and get it done and get racing, but I am excited to go to Martinsville. I’m always excited to go to Martinsville and start turning laps, and I realize that I’ve not learned anything from the times before. We ran good there, earlier this year. Ran fifth, finished fifth, so now we’ve got the Number 1 pit stall and starting from pole.

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 18: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Valvoline Chevrolet, waves to fans during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 18, 2021 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

He believes that there is less time for him to ‘psych’ himself out in a NASCAR race. While he is able to do it at the Chili Bowl, such a tactic is not possible at Phoenix. Now, the driver will be training his focus on the remaining two races of the 2021 Cup Series season.

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Without a doubt, he will want to know who will join him in the season finale after the Martinsville race. At the moment, teammate Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch occupy the Top 4 slots. However, the trio will be wary of Martin Truex Jr and the three Team Penske cars.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author 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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