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Kyle larson is robby gordon 2.0

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by kyle busch 18, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. kyle busch 18

    kyle busch 18 1ST PLACE!

    Every body says kyle larson is so good and so talented but he can never win lol. Isnt that what everyone used to say about robby gordon?
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  2. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    I would only agree with that if he were in JGR or SHR equipment.
  3. kyle busch 18

    kyle busch 18 1ST PLACE!

    MRM what do u mean? Isnt ganassi one of the best teams in all of racing?
  4. kyle busch 18

    kyle busch 18 1ST PLACE!

    Who did robby gordon ever drive for. Earnhardts team mate? Wasnt that team pretty bad?
  5. Revman

    Revman God bless @Johali

    Not going to start a thread on this, but it's funny how Larson shoots his mouth off about Chevy, and not one word said here. Wow. Well, anyway, I found it interesting. Took a shot at the almighty Hendrick Empire. Wonder if Chip is getting ready to go in a different direction. Fingers crossed. Two more cars in the TRD stable would be perfect.
  6. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Check the Hendrick 2019 thread :D, I got this.
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  7. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Love Larson. Have followed him since he was a baby calculator running K&N East, but I’ve never seen a driver with the disparity in level of hype and winning that he has. He’s not Robby Gordon, but Kasey Kahne is a pretty valid comparison. Both have a ton of talent and are fast as can be, but just don’t have what it takes upstairs to be a champion. And I’m sure the cliche gannassi is RPM excuse will be thrown out there, but the reality is, since the mid point of 2016 since Larson got a new crew chief, he has had very fast cars. Everybody likes to blame Gannassi, and they’ve had their moments to give away wins as well, but what about the other 50% of the time when Kyle does something stupid to lose a race?
    Joker likes this.
  8. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    This looks like a Male Danica thread started by a kybu fan. 5-4-3-2-
  9. Allenbaba

    Allenbaba Team Owner

    Not likely at this moment. Things could definitely change, but as of today I'd bet against it.
    LewTheShoe and Pat like this.
  10. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I've always thought the hype was a little ahead of reality on Kyle. Don't get me wrong, I think he has TONS of upside potential, but just like Chase, it doesn't mean much until you DO it. Kyle just seems a little out of focus and distracted sometimes, and I wonder about his frame of mind. He seems more interested in running sprint cars than Cup cars, and I think he just makes too many mistakes yet. Flashy highlight reel moves are great, but at some point, I'm just more interested in results.
    mack, CaptainHiTop and DaBiff1618 like this.
  11. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    Gannassi runs Ford's in the IMSA series so that would be my guess.
  12. VaDirt

    VaDirt Dirt Track Fanatic

    Thinkg about it watching the video you can tell he said it jokingly about Hendrick.
    FLRacingFan and StandOnIt like this.
  13. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    “Can never win”

    Also: [​IMG]


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  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I don't think many followed Robbie Gordon's career or knew/witnessed his personality. He could out whine Truex, made Smoke look calm in the temper tantrum department, and exact opposite in personality to Larson. Two races in and it starts already..reminds me of a couple years ago.when will Larson win, uh waa, uh waa, on and on. Larson is a racer to the bone, he can drive anything fast period, and he was the only dominating Chevy at Atlanta. What about Logano's or Blaney's pit stops that took both of them out of the race, or KDB not only wrecking two cars, but missing pit entry? None of them have won this year either. o_O
    Greg, FLRacingFan, LewTheShoe and 2 others like this.
  15. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    Kyle Larson is still young, I think if you give him a season or two, he'll be punting drivers out of the way for that win.
  16. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Congrats Larson has 5 wins in his 6th season. OP went over the top but he makes a valid point. Larson fans just refuse to ever give any criticism to their driver, and that mentality is why he’s the exact same driver he was when he first entered nascar. Nobody is willing to criticize the kid.
    Team Penske likes this.
  17. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Well Larson has already basically doubled Robby in career wins
  18. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Not in Cup.
    Greg likes this.
  19. Privateer

    Privateer Crew Chief

    Love me some Robby Gordon and I'll defend his overall racing talent to anyone.

    I've gone some years without having a favorite driver in Cup, mostly because none of them ever struck me as much to get enthusiastic about. Larson is about the closest to finding a guy to cheer for I've had in some time outside of "general underdogs".
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  20. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    As a Logano fan I find it hard to count anyone out as long as their in good equipment but yeah he needs to learn to finish.
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  21. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I think he hit the wall one to many times in a truck at Eldora a couple years ago. By next year he should be fully recovered.
    FLRacingFan likes this.
  22. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Kyle Larson is doing just fine. :booya:
    Greg, FLRacingFan, LewTheShoe and 3 others like this.
  23. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Nobody with a brain would deny Robby Gordon's talent. On the other hand, in terms of results he didn't actually get that much out of it. Being super talented and being super successful are not always synonymous.
    Greg, Pat, FLRacingFan and 2 others like this.
  24. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Larson looked pretty good in 2016 and 2017, but the hot garbage that is the Camaro probably hasn’t helped him much the last year and a couple races. I think he’s already surpassed Robby Gordon in terms of Cup accomplishments, although Robby was in garbage rides for all of his career other than his stint at RCR.
  25. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    Can we please throw in some Busch / JGR bash ?
  26. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    OK, when is Kyle going to stop wearing those stupid flat bill baseball caps? He already looks like a man-child dweeb, and the hat does him no favors. There, how's that? :D
  27. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    If Larson was less prone to making mistakes, there would be no comparison whatsoever. If he can recapture the form he was sprouting in 2017, the guy will be a serious threat. However, we've seen him choke way too often in the last 38 races.
    FLRacingFan and gnomesayin like this.
  28. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    He is one of the most exciting drivers to watch on the track, FFS, this is only the second race of the year. :owquitit:
  29. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I'm not a fan of Larson at all but the odds are this stuff will equal out and he'll eventually have a stretch where he's not throwing away wins.
    FLRacingFan likes this.
  30. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Ganassi announcing he's going Toyota next year and putting Bell in the 1 car would be incredible.
  31. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    robby gordon was an interesting character. its really too bad he didn't stay with childress, instead of starting his own team. all the other drivers say larson is the best so that is where the hype is coming from. However in the past we have to be careful with putting drivers that have driven chip's cars on too high of a pedestal. Lets remember everyone that left chip to run for other teams. None of them ran any better. in fact casey mears and jmac nearly lost their careers because they moved to different teams who had good cars but they could not get the job done. I will say I think larson drives a car totally different than other drivers. Larson tries way more things to get a car to run.
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  32. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    OMG, Kurt in a Toyota , that would be awesome.
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  33. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    this . . . .
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  34. Stewart Fan

    Stewart Fan Team Owner

    I've always thought Larson was an arrogant smuck.
  35. tclarson

    tclarson Crew Chief

    Though I have been frustrated when wins have slipped through his hands at times, the fact that he runs up front enough that this becomes a topic says a lot. What says even more when fellow drivers compliment him just like Brad K saying if he started a cup team Larson would be his driver. I feel like fellow drivers have a lot more credible opinions than anyone else on this matter.
  36. Revman

    Revman God bless @Johali

    I would completely sh!t myself.
  37. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Ganassi to Ford! That is all
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  38. Revman

    Revman God bless @Johali

    Toyota loves him.
  39. Revman

    Revman God bless @Johali

    You are screwing up my dream. Please!!!!
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  40. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    The newest generation has a lot to prove. Nobody (Elliott, Larson, Bubba, Jones, Blaney, Suarez, Byron, Dillons, Bowman) has shown much consistency. I still believe Larson and Elliott have the most potential. Elliott has come along nicely despite none of his teammates at HMS winning in years. Larson has the most speed but makes too many mistakes.
    FLRacingFan likes this.

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