Kyle Larson’s crew chief “don’t have a good feel at all” about the No:5 team’s upcoming Kansas outing

Kyle Larson’s crew chief “don’t have a good feel at all” about the No:5 team’s upcoming Kansas outing

Kyle Larson and Cliff Daniels

Kyle Larson has been among the drivers to have impressed this season with the Next-Gen car but the consistency of the defending champion is below when compared to his 2021 season. Larson secured his playoff berth early this season with a win at Fontana and though had some struggles mid-season came back to his top with a win at Watkins Glen.

Kyle Larson who was one of the favorites for a win going into the first postseason race at Darlington had a P12 finish after he survived an engine blow-up scare mid-race. Though the No:5 crew is upset about the final outcome it isn’t late for Larson and the Hendrick Motorsports crew to make the comeback with a win.

Kyle Larson will be hoping to get back with a front-raw finish next weekend at Kansas where he finished second in the regular season race behind winner Kurt Busch. But his crew chief Cliff Daniels is a bit low on confidence going into the track as he expressed his feeling in his latest media interaction.

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Find out what Cliff Daniels had to say about the upcoming Kansas race

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Kyle Larson with his crew chief Cliff Daniels

Cliff Daniels when asked about his feeling going into the Kansas race acknowledged that he doesn’t have a good feeling about the coming race. He backed his statement by pointing out that though they finished P2 last time here they didn’t have a good run and were on a different tire component than they are going to use this Sunday.

I don’t have a good feel at all. The reason that I say that is at the end of the race (in May) – yes, we ran second and we were up front – we didn’t run as well as we needed to and we’re on a different tire (compound) this weekend,” Cliff Daniels said.

Kyle Larson’s crew chief went on to say that the new tire component is yet to be used in a cup Weekend and this adds a burden to their plans to improve upon their run at the track in May. He pointed out that this makes the equation tough going into Kansas.

“No one has been on this tire for a Cup weekend. We have things from May that we need to work on and now we’re going to add a new tire, so that’s a very tough equation to understand exactly what we’re going to need,” Cliff Daniels added.

But contrary to the Crew chief Kyle Larson is confident going into the race weekend as he pointed out that “I think Kansas (Speedway) fits my driving style because it’s an intermediate track with multiple grooves so you can move around to find grip. Usually, the fastest lane is right up next to the wall – and at times that is where I am most comfortable,”.

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