Kyle Larson seeks redemption in the $7.5 million rewarding Cup weekend at Michigan

Kyle Larson’s maiden Cup race win came at Michigan International Speedway.


Kyle Larson seeks redemption in the $7.5 million rewarding Cup weekend at Michigan

Kyle Larson (Credits: @HendrickCars/ Twitter)

The 2021 NASCAR Cup series champion Kyle Larson is one of the most talented drivers for the D-Shaped track.  He will be chasing a third Cup race win at Michigan this Sunday. His main goal going into the weekend is redemption, as he missed out on a victory at Fontana earlier this season, the only other two-mile track in the schedule.

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Michigan is a track with a special place in the heart of the Hendrick Motorsports driver. He has won three races there, and his maiden NASCAR Cup victory also came at the track in 2016 with Chip Ganassi Racing. In the 14 starts, he made at Michigan, Larson has secured six top-five finishes, eight top-10s, led 220 laps, and completed 2,570 of his 2,676 laps attempted.

While talking about the upcoming race on Sunday, which has a prize pool of $7.5 million, the Chevy driver said he is looking forward to racing once again at the special track and added that he is seeking redemption for Fontana. He is hoping to finish in the top 10 as he did last two times at the track and said he is eager to give his best there.

Our team is looking forward to running at Michigan (International Speedway) this weekend. My first ever NASCAR Cup Series win was at Michigan, so it’s certainly a special place to me. With only two 2-mile tracks on the schedule, our team is looking for redemption following Fontana,” Larson is quoted by Speedwaymedia.com.

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I’ve had two solid top-10 finishes with the No. 5 team in my last two starts, so I hope to be able to repeat that. The team has been putting in hard work at the shop to build a fast HENDRICKCARS.COM Chevy, so I’m eager to hit the track and give it our best,” Larson added.

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Kyle Larson’s teammate Alex Bowman has a bigger mission going to the race

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Alex Bowman (Credits: NASCAR.com)

While for Larson, the week is about getting the best out of the car and keeping the positive momentum going, for his teammate Alex Bowman it’s potentially a last shot at getting into the playoffs. The No:48 Chevy failed to secure a single top-10 finish after missing four race weeks due to a back injury. This has put him outside the playoff bubble in the points table.

Just four races are left in the regular season, including Michigan. The coming two races after this Sunday are road course races, which have never been his best tracks, and the last race is at Daytona, where everyone is a contender. So, this Sunday is his best shot at a win, and he is confident he can finish it with the No:48 team.

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We have been getting better at Michigan, and I feel like it is one of my better tracks, especially getting my career-best result last year. We have had fast cars the last few weeks, and Blake (Harris) had a great strategy in Pocono that just got taken away from us. I feel like we have a good shot every weekend, but I am really confident in our team and what we can accomplish this weekend,” Bowman said.

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