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https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2019/12/04/kyle-larson-says-his-dirt-track-racing-will-be-key-to-next-contract/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Larson says being allowed to race on dirt tracks will play a key role in which Cup team he competes for after the 2020 season.

Larson’s contract expires after next season. While social media has put him in the No. 48 car when Jimmie Johnson completes his final full-time season next year, there is no guarantee he’ll leave Chip Ganassi Racing for Hendrick Motorsports
 

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https://nascar.nbcsports.com/2019/12/04/kyle-larson-says-his-dirt-track-racing-will-be-key-to-next-contract/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Larson says being allowed to race on dirt tracks will play a key role in which Cup team he competes for after the 2020 season.

Larson’s contract expires after next season. While social media has put him in the No. 48 car when Jimmie Johnson completes his final full-time season next year, there is no guarantee he’ll leave Chip Ganassi Racing for Hendrick Motorsports
Yeah, I think that is at least partial BS.....every zero they put on the backside of that offer is one less dirt race he is willing to run. He already compromises himself by being in Cup anyway. Same deal with Bell IMO. I don't think either one of them is willing to give up their mansions (Bell's on the way I'm sure) for their hobby.
 

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Yeah, I think that is at least partial BS.....every zero they put on the backside of that offer is one less dirt race he is willing to run. He already compromises himself by being in Cup anyway. Same deal with Bell IMO. I don't think either one of them is willing to give up their mansions (Bell's on the way I'm sure) for their hobby.
great discussion!

I feel the oney is important but larson is a REAL racer. maybe @Larsonfan1995 can give us some insight into what drives the guy. I dont think its just dolla bills
 

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Larson is young enough he needs to either focus on dirt or cup racing. He could easily sign a 5 year deal, make that money, and when he’s fulfilled his obligation go run dirt full time if that’s what he wants. I really think he only runs this series for a paycheck which is a shame
 

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great discussion!

I feel the oney is important but larson is a REAL racer. maybe @Larsonfan1995 can give us some insight into what drives the guy. I dont think its just dolla bills
If he wasn't driven by the dollar bills, he would be full time dirt. The "real racer" thing is a romantic idea really....but fans like the idea that he would drive without the glitz and glamour....
 

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Larson is young enough he needs to either focus on dirt or cup racing. He could easily sign a 5 year deal, make that money, and when he’s fulfilled his obligation go run dirt full time if that’s what he wants. I really think he only runs this series for a paycheck which is a shame
I completely agree. There is a part of me that really can't but into a guy that is only kind of there....and he results relative to his talent show that.
 

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Seeing both of them down on the track after the wreck is kind of scary. I know this stuff happens all the time, but it still gets to me. When running with those low concrete walls the driver is really exposed on these flips. Thankfully they both flipped away from the wall.
 

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Seeing both of them down on the track after the wreck is kind of scary. I know this stuff happens all the time, but it still gets to me. When running with those low concrete walls the driver is really exposed on these flips. Thankfully they both flipped away from the wall.
Yeah, it's interesting to me that when a Cup driver smashes into a Safer-barrierless wall, and gets hurt, there is justifiable outrage about driver safety. However, when these guys go race at tracks like this, they are "real racers". Stupid. Larson has a wife and kids. No need to list the drivers who have died at unsafe tracks in the name of being "real racers". Clearly, I don't get it so I'm not a "real race fan" I guess. Whatevs.
 

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I hope Larson has a special car already ready for the Chili Bowl.
 

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great discussion!

I feel the oney is important but larson is a REAL racer. maybe @Larsonfan1995 can give us some insight into what drives the guy. I dont think its just dolla bills
He definitely loves racing on dirt and is one of the best at it. Why else would he choose to spend 2 of the major holidays Thanksgiving / Christmas away from home at a race track doing what racers love to do...Race. He is the main reason I choose to spend about $350.00 and Thanksgiving away from home at a dirt race in Ventura Ca each year.:)
 
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I'm just glad that they are both OK. I'm scared their next contracts will prohibit racing outside of Nascar sanctioned events when I see this.
No way Larson or Bell are here for the money. They love dirt.

And of course whomever does well at Western Springs, New Zealand at Christmas often wins at the Chili Bowl.

I had to work yesterday unfortunately and couldn't be there. I'm literally a 10 minute drive from my home to the track.
They head to Tauranga tomoro to race and I'll hopefully watch them next week when they are back here.
 

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I'm just glad that they are both OK. I'm scared their next contracts will prohibit racing outside of Nascar sanctioned events when I see this.
No way Larson or Bell are here for the money. They love dirt.

And of course whomever does well at Western Springs, New Zealand at Christmas often wins at the Chili Bowl.

I had to work yesterday unfortunately and couldn't be there. I'm literally a 10 minute drive from my home to the track.
They head to Tauranga tomoro to race and I'll hopefully watch them next week when they are back here.
thanks clutch.
 

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Gibbs is probably having bad flashbacks...
 

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And of course whomever does well at Western Springs, New Zealand at Christmas often wins at the Chili Bowl.
Hmm and Pickens won the thing. He has been running quite a few races this year in the U.S. also and we know he loves to run the Chili Bowl. Had to be a popular win at Springs between NZ, Aus and the USA
 

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Wrecks like these 2 are the reason that a lot owners at the top level don't allow their drivers to do stuff like this. I know if I were paying someone a couple million a year plus having a whole shop full of employees whos job depends on my driver I wouldn't want to see him tumbling down a dirt track.

I get it Larson likes this stuff and hes one heck of a talent, but IMO that wreck may have just lowered his free agency stock.
 

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Wrecks like these 2 are the reason that a lot owners at the top level don't allow their drivers to do stuff like this. I know if I were paying someone a couple million a year plus having a whole shop full of employees whos job depends on my driver I wouldn't want to see him tumbling down a dirt track.

I get it Larson likes this stuff and hes one heck of a talent, but IMO that wreck may have just lowered his free agency stock.
Who says he is a free agent in the first place? He sure hasn't.
 

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I hope Larson has a special car already ready for the Chili Bowl.
He pretty much does have one. Both Bell and Larson aren't racing for Kuntz/Curb Racing this year in the Chili Bowl. Bell is driving a Billy Boat built car and Larson is driving his own, built by Paul Silva. 7 wins and a 4th so far for Larson
 

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there are little or no rules for the chili bowl,so a lot of teams build cars just for this race.
He pretty much does have one. Both Bell and Larson aren't racing for Kuntz/Curb Racing this year in the Chili Bowl. Bell is driving a Billy Boat built car and Larson is driving his own, built by Paul Silva. 7 wins and a 4th so far for Larson
 

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there are little or no rules for the chili bowl,so a lot of teams build cars just for this race.
I would think with 7 wins and a 4th so far, his team will figure out what is needed for the Chili Bowl. FYI he hasn't been racing scrub races and getting cheap wins. 3 in a row Bell has raced also in many of them and he isn't winning.
 
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