Kyle Larson Appreciation Thread

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Oh there's no question that many wanted the talent....but only two were agreeable to the baggage, and one who runs his OEM show who could actually pull it off.
No truth to that what so ever
 

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When I think of Rick Hendrick's business practices, I think of someone who operates with the highest morals and ethics.
I think he plays the game like everyone else does but since he is a big player, he gets targeted.
 

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JGR should have added Larson to their roster, at least Toyota would not have had to race against him.
Larson was a Yota development driver, but they had no seats available lol. He made his first Cup start with Phoenix Racing an affiliate of Hendrick, and then to Ganassi.
 

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I would love to see Kyle run more dirt late models & modifieds & dirt stock cars in addition to sprint cars & NASCAR.
Need to get him in a big block modified so he can be the first to win in a 410 sprint, super late model and big block modified. Only a few drivers have wins in 2 of the 3 (Tim McCreadie, Billy Pauch, Stewart Friesen, etc.)
 

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Larson was a Yota development driver, but they had no seats available lol. He made his first Cup start with Phoenix Racing an affiliate of Hendrick, and then to Ganassi.
The Driver Development Program was created because WE had no mechanism to place drivers....and lost Larson as a result.
 

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Early in his career, Kyle Larson was signed as a Toyota development driver. However, Toyota didn’t have any seats for him and the driver bailed.
 

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I don't need a yota history lesson. They are tied with the Hudsons after all these years, spending millions, blowing smoke, but no fire and they didn't have a seat for Larson.
 

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I don't need a yota history lesson. They are tied with the Hudsons after all these years, spending millions, blowing smoke, but no fire and they didn't have a seat for Larson.
Larson was never part of TD2.
 

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Larson was never part of TD2.
2013 your Yota saving face rag left this part out ahd Larson did bail out of the yotas for lack of a seat.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Larson will drive the No. 42 car for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Sprint Cup Series starting in the 2014 season and would compete for the Rookie of the Year honors.[39] The deal was officially announced on August 30.[40][41] On October 1, it was announced that Larson would make his Sprint Cup Series debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 51 car for Phoenix Racing to prepare for his rookie season
 

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In 2013, Toyota lost Kyle Larson as he was signed by Turner Scott Motorsports, a Team Chevy operation.


Phoenix Racing is now HScott Motorsports​


Harry Scott Jr. has taken the reigns of the Phoenix Racing operation, and renamed it HScott Motorsports.​






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Need to get him in a big block modified so he can be the first to win in a 410 sprint, super late model and big block modified. Only a few drivers have wins in 2 of the 3 (Tim McCreadie, Billy Pauch, Stewart Friesen, etc.)
That would be cool for him to add that to his win resume in different classes, but Larson already has wins in 2 of the 3. He won a super late model race last year. So if he were to race and win a big block modified I assume he would be the first to win all 3.

Interesting article regarding Larson having wins in 7 different divisions at Eldora alone, which includes NASCAR Trucks.


Also in 2021 he won the Prairie Dirt Classic to become the first driver to ever win in both World of Outlaw Sprint cars and WOO Late Models.
 

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Need to get him in a big block modified so he can be the first to win in a 410 sprint, super late model and big block modified. Only a few drivers have wins in 2 of the 3 (Tim McCreadie, Billy Pauch, Stewart Friesen, etc.)
That would be cool for him to add that to his win resume in different classes, but Larson already has wins in 2 of the 3. He won a super late model race last year. So if he were to race and win a big block modified I assume he would be the first to win all 3.

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oops, misread what you typed, and then basically said the same thing you did.
 

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I don't need a yota history lesson. They are tied with the Hudsons after all these years, spending millions, blowing smoke, but no fire and they didn't have a seat for Larson.
Oh I am well aware of that. Revisionist histories never need a history lesson.
 

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I love how they've been doing this for most of the races this year. Special edition hats for each event, it's very F1. This is the kind of merchandise stuff that appeals to myself. And at least his are probably half the price of F1 lol.
 

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No truth to that what so ever
If we look at a team as owner, OEM, and sponsor......Only a couple (maybe) had everybody onboard.....and one runs the OEM and doesn't need a sponsor.
 

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Need to get him in a big block modified so he can be the first to win in a 410 sprint, super late model and big block modified. Only a few drivers have wins in 2 of the 3 (Tim McCreadie, Billy Pauch, Stewart Friesen, etc.)
Those damn things are so absurdly loud. The racing is alright but holy smokes do they rumble
 
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