Kyle Larson who drives the No.5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports contending as a full-time Cup Series driver and also the 2021 Cup Series Champion as well as the Coca-Cola 600 winner is back at the historic event and looks like he wants more as he prepares himself for a long night.
Kyle Larson is the defending champion has had an impressive season this year too as he acquired a victory at the Auto Club 400 and also bagged six top 10s and a P24 finish in the Texas All-Star Race after going down in lap 37 damaging the right side of his car leaving him out of the race. As a part of the Memorial Day Weekend at NASCAR, he will pay his tribute to Army Special Rel Allen Ravago IV who died in an ambush in 2003.
“Yeah, it’s definitely one of the most prestigious races on our calendar,” says Kyle Larson sharing his thoughts on what the iconic event means to him
Kyle Larson was questioned on how much this trophy means to him and he responded by saying that with it being the highly eminent NASCAR event of the year for every driver and he feels lucky enough to have won it dominantly and with all the rewards, one would definitely want to win again.
“Yeah, it’s definitely one of the most prestigious races on our calendar, so it’s one that you circle as a driver every year that you want to win. I was fortunate enough to have a great car last year and win all of the stages and the race too, hopefully we can do it again this year. So, glad to be here and glad to have another opportunity to chase a win,” said Kyle Larson.
He was then asked how much he enjoyed his win last year and he responded by saying that it was really an amazing experience and that he wanted to do it for Rick Hendrick and really pushed himself beyond his limits which were remarkable for him and he also added that it wasn’t his most treasured victory but it was definitely one among the top.
“It was definitely up there. I think the main reason why I think it was so big was getting win 269 for Rick (Hendrick). I knew it was really special to him and I think all of us drivers were putting pressure on ourselves to win it for him. I wouldn’t say it’s my first Crown Jewel, it was definitely one of the probably top three or four wins we had last year,” concluded Kyle Larson.
With Kyle Larson standing 9th in the Cup Series with a victory, his playoffs spot is confirmed but will he end up winning the championship again?