Saturday, October 21, 2023

Kyle Larson Works to be 2023 Cup Champion

Kyle Larson Works to be 2023 Cup Champion

Wants to become the Third Active Cup Champion with Multiple Titles

Kyle Larson Works to become 2023 Cup Champion


It’s an exclusive list with just 17 names on it all-time, and currently, only two active drivers (Joey Logano and Kyle Busch) have earned a spot on the prestigious list.


This season, Hendrick Motorsports’  Kyle Larson has become the first Playoff competitor to secure his spot in the Championship 4 Round, and ultimately, is looking to add his name to the impressive list of NASCAR Cup Series champions with multiple titles. Larson’s last appearance in the Championship 4 Round in 2021, proved to be a fortuitous one, as the California native earned his first NASCAR Cup Series championship that year. But before he starts counting his titles, he will need to get through this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but don’t expect him to slow down, as he is the defending winner of this Playoff race (2022).


“Obviously it's nice to win and lock in, so you can focus on Phoenix,” said Larson. “At the same point you really can't look too far ahead of yourself. There's still two other races before then. I put a lot of pressure on myself going to Homestead. I want to have a great run there. I want to dominate honestly. I want to win both stages by 15 seconds and win the race by 30 (smiling). That's my goal. … I just put a lot of pressure on myself and our team to not get complacent and treat every race like it means something.”


Larson has made nine career starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway putting up one win (2022), and five top fives. His average finish at the 1.5-mile track is 10.7 and he has spent 529 laps out front.


“I'm glad I won and locked in, but I like that now I can go to Homestead, Martinsville and just race,” said Larson. “You're not really focused on points. You can be a little more aggressive now, trying to, yeah, just win really is the goal. At the same point, you don't want to piss anybody off before we get to Phoenix, so that's also a goal, is to race everybody fairly and not be a part of the story really the next couple weeks, other than winning would be great.”


Larson will lead the Hendrick Motorsports quartet to the green flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday afternoon. The driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will roll off in the fifth position. 



Kyle Larson Works to become 2023 Cup Champion




source: NASCAR Media

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