Kyle Larson drives the #5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 full-time NASCAR Cup Series contender while also running part-time in the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro SS in NASCAR Xfinity Series for the same team Henrik Motorsport. Larson pulls double duty this weekend as he returns to racing in the Xfinity Series after four years, his last being in 2018 and during his time at the track in Henry 180 at street america where he won the first two stages before losing Joe Gibbs Racing‘s Ty Gibbs in the last round.
Kyle Larson is now popularly known as the reigning champion, having risen as the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Champions but before that, he wasn’t sure he’d ever get in a car again after facing a ban for racial slurs iRacing Platform that took place in 2020 that Larson ran for Chip Ganassi Racing Since starting in the Cup Series from 2013 and following his indefinite suspension in 2020, he applied for reinstatement which was approved and he was signed by Hendrick Motorsports for 2021 and the rest is history.
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“I could have just pushed him. But I didn’t think that was the fair way to win,” said Kyle Larson during a post-race interview after being nudged by Ty Gibbs
Kyle Larson certainly had his best time after returning to the second-rate NASCAR series, but as he had led most of the race and he conveyed that he was being forced to improvise by Ty Gibbs running right behind him and he finally had to give up his lead after miscalculating at Turn 3 and he added that while during the race he had no idea it wasn’t the Cup Series, he was concentrating on his race until later added, adding that he didn’t think it was morally right to slam into him and shove him out of the way.
“Gibbs did a good job of getting me to change my angles up there in the first couple of corners, then I just shot past Turn 3 a bit and couldn’t turn the wheel the way I needed to and yeah, he got through. I didn’t think about his championship at all during the race, you know, he passed me cleanly so I didn’t feel like getting him out of the way would have been right. said Kyle Larson.
Kyle Larson added that he could have passed him by hitting him at the end of Turn 12, but he felt compelled to do so and also knew it was ethically wrong to do so. He finished by praising Ty Gibbs for the kind of racer he is and judging by the way he drives he is good on the street courses and hopes to race him on the speedways one day.
“When he covered at Turn 12 I could have just pushed him through and won the race. But I didn’t think that was the fair way to win. He’s obviously really good. When I watch I feel like you can tell a good racer by the street courses and he’s always done really well on the street courses since he started so I knew he was going to be really good. I hope to drive it on an oval.” concluded Kyle Larson.
When Kyle Larson pulls off his first double duty in a long time, will we see him do it again soon?
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https://firstsportz.com/nascar-news-hes-obviously-really-good-i-hope-to-get-to-race-him-on-an-oval-kyle-larson-on-ty-gibbs-topping-him-at-road-america-xfinity-race/ “He’s obviously really good, I hope to drive him on an oval.” Kyle Larson on Ty Gibbs beating him in the Road America Xfinity race