Kyle Larson has began his 2021 racing season off on the appropriate foot.
The NASCAR driver received his second-straight Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday evening, defeating fellow Cup Sequence drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and three-time winner Christopher Bell, who had been amongst his 23 opponents within the A-Function race of the week-long midget automotive occasion.
“To get two of those feels superior,” Larson advised ChiliBowl.com. “It was a distinct race than final yr, however simply grateful to get the possibility to even come race right here. I feel a variety of us thought perhaps we wouldn’t get to return run the Chili Bowl with the pandemic occurring, so hats off to Emmett Hahn and everybody else with this occasion. It’s the best occasion on the planet, and really fortunate to be part of it.”
The 28-year-old Larson is a mud monitor specialist who raced within the World of Outlaws collection final season after being suspended from NASCAR in April for utilizing a racial slur throughout an internet simulation race.
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Larson, who was fired from Chip Ganassi Racing final yr, will probably be returning to the Cup Sequence with Hendrick Motorsports on the Daytona 500 in February.