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2021 NASCAR Season In Review: Kyle Larson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Here is our Season In Review on Kyle Larson. He won the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship.

Larson was a force to be reckoned with this past season. He won 27.8% of the races that he entered.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson during a burnout during the 2021 NACAR Awards
Kyle Larson during a burnout during the 2021 NACAR Awards (Photo by Kyle Larson/Instagram)

He also had 20 top 5 finishes. Plus, he finished in the Top 10 26 times.

In 36 starts, Larson completed 9,000 of the possible 9,200 laps. He also led 2,581 laps.

Larson won three of his last four races to claim the Championship. He is the second straight Hendrick Motorsports driver to claim the championship, as Chase Elliott won in 2020.

He had an average start of sixth and an average finish of ninth. Just twice this past season, he was not able to finish the race.

Larson joined Hendrick Motorsports in the off-season. He was forced out of NASCAR in 2020 after using a racial slur during a video game on Easter. Besides being banned from competing for the rest of the season, he also had to attend sensitivity training.

In the 10th race of the season, the Hendrickcars.com entry had engine problems at Talladega. He lasted just three laps in this race.

Then, in the 26th race, Larson, who was in the Valvoline Instant Oil Change entry, crashed at Daytona. He crashed on the second-to-last lap of the event.

He was sponsored by Nations Guard, HendrickCars.com, Freightliner, MetroTech, Valvoline, Cincinnati, and Tarlton & Son. The majority of the season was with the HendrickCars.com sponsorship.

The Tarlton & Son sponsor came over to NASCAR after being on several of Larson’s Sprint Car rides.

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He was sponsored by Nations Guard, HendrickCars.com, Freightliner, MetroTech, Valvoline, Cincinnati, and Tarlton & Son. The majority of the season was with the HendrickCars.com sponsorship.

The Tarlton & Son sponsor came over to NASCAR after being on several of Larson’s Sprint Car rides.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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