Kyle Larson Biography| Net Worth, Career, Wife, Parents and Championship

Kyle Larson Quick facts

Full Name Kyle Miyata Larson
Age 29 as of March 2022
Date of Birth July 31, 1992
Team Hendrick Motorsports
Car No 5
Best finish 1 in 2021
No. of Championship 1 (2021)
Years Active in NASCAR 2012-date

Kyle Larson is a veteran auto racing driver, competing as a full-time driver in the NASCAR Cup Series. Kyle drives for Hendricks Motorsport, driving Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 #5. The 2021 Cup Series champion has competed in the Cup Series for over a decade and since then he has recorded 17 wins, 128 top tens, and 11 poles.

Before joining Hendrick Motorsport, the skilled driver was driving No.42 for Ganassi Racing before they parted ways in April 2020 after a messy fallout that led to his suspension from NASCAR.

As an accomplished driver, he has clinched numerous awards for himself, including the 2019 and 2021 All-Star Races. In addition, he also won the 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

Kyle had also won the same award the previous year with NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2013. Before earning promotion to the Cup Series he has achieved 12 career wins in the Xfinity Series and two wins in the World Truck Series.

Kyle had also been a curious driver who given a chance can compete in all types of racing including F1 and IndyCars. He has always had a special interest in IndyCars and recently he managed to convince his management to allow him to participate in the upcoming Indy race.

Kyle Larson Biography
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Kyle Larson Family Parents

The talented driver is the son of Mike and Janet Larson. According to him, his father is one of his greatest role models as he has been his number one supporter. His first racing encounter was when he was one week old.

His mother hails from Japanese-American roots while his father is of the white clan.

Kyle Larson Wife

He’s married to Katelyn Sweet, a sister to one of his best friends Brad Sweet, a World Of Outlaw sprint and NASCAR driver. The two officiated their Union in September 26th, 2018 after engaging in 2017. The two have been blessed with two kids.

Kyle Larson Net Worth

As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be around $15million and he is one of the highest-paid drivers in NASCAR

Career

Early Career

His racing passion began at a very young age kick off his first race at the age of seven, racing in outlaw karts in Nothern California. Before joining Stock cars, he had competed with the open-wheel cars racing, including United StateAuto Club with Keith Kunz Motorsports and Hoffman Racing.

He later raced in the World Outlaws sprint cars, winning his first sprint car race at the Placerville Speedway, where he was the youngest driver to ever compete in the competitions.

The talented driver collected numerous awards including two Silver Crown races leading to the 2011 Rookies of the Year award. In 2012, Larson six USAC National Midget races, Turkey Night Grand Prix included.

Stock Car Career

He began his stock car career with Touring racing in 2012. Larson had a special interest in IndyCar racing, but he landed an offer with the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team in 2012 signing him as part of their driver. He made his debut with the team in February 2012 at the Pete Orr Memorial Orange Blossom 100, at the New Smyrna Speedway.

Apart from making his debut he also won the race after leading in the last lap. After that, he went ahead and ran full-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. During the K&N Pro, he ran for the Rev Racing.

The Chevrolet #5 driver won his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia.

Joining Truck Series

Kyle made his debut in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series at Kentucky Speedways. His debut came with the Chevrolet Silverado #4 for Turner Motorsport.

In his first race in the Truck Series, he managed to push for a top ten finish. He ended the 2012 season without any win until April 2013 when he won his first Truck Series at Rockingham Speedway in a close finish with Joey Logano.

In 2016, he shifted from N0.4 to No.24 truck for the GMS Racing but on a part-time basis. Four years later in 2020, he announced he would be re-joining GMS Racing to drive the No. 24 truck for the homestead race.

Larson made his come-back into the Truck Series in 2021, driving the No.44  for Niece Motorsports in the new Bristol dirt race, finishing 35th in the race.

Xfinity and Cup Series

He made his Xfinity Series debut in 2013 driving Chevrolet Camaro#32 for Turner Scott Motorsports at the historic Daytona International Speedway. However, his first race was not that smooth as he was involved in a horrifying crash in the final lap sending his car airborne.

In 2014 he was promoted to the Cup Series driving the No. 42 on a part-time basis. In 2015, he was driving for HScott Motorsport sharing the N0.42 with two other drivers. The following season he drove the No.42 for the Chip Ganassi Racing.

in 2017, he almost clinched the highly coveted race Daytona 500, but his car rub out of gas, finishing 12th in the race. Larson also earned his second career Cup Series win at the Auto Club 400.

2018, was not a smooth season for him as he never won any race but he tried and made it to the Playoffs by staying consistent in the top ten finishes.

Ahead of the 2019 season, Kyle Lost his sponsors DC Solar after their headquarter were raided by the FBI. Despite the loss, he kicked off the season in 7th place which was his first top ten of the year. At the end of the season, he placed sixth in NASCAR table points.

2020 Suspension

2020 was one of the toughest seasons for him apart from the strike of Covid-19 he was also struck with a suspension without pay by the Chip Ganassi team on April 13th, 2020. Kyle was suspended following inappropriate alteration during an iRacing event.

According to the source Kyle had said “You can’t hear me? Hey, nigger” thinking he was out of communication. Following his suspension from the team, NASCAR also slapped him with the same punishment and urged him to complete sensitivity training before coming back.

Moreover, he was also suspended by the World of Outlaws, but they later lifted the suspension before their race returned. In addition, he also lost sponsors including McDonald’s, Credit One Bank, and Chevrolet.

The following his career took another turn after GCR announced his dismissal with Matt Kenseth replacing him. After a few months of being off track, he came and apologized for his action adding he had completed the sensitivity training and had done more than that to improve his behaviors.

In October 2020, he applied for his reinstatement and in the same month, Hendrick Motorsport announced they had given him a chance to showcase his ability by signing him as their driver, driving the No.5 ahead of the 2021 season.

Kyle kicked off the 2021 season with Hendrick Motorsports. However, despite being signed the #5 car had no sponsor but Hendrick stated he was going to sponsor the car with his Hendrick.com until they found longtime sponsors. In addition, the two parties also came to an agreement on Kyle Larson racing in the dirt races since Hendrick doesn’t allow his drivers to race in other types of races apart from NASCAR.

Rise

After a tough 2020 season, he came back much stronger clinching 10 wins at the end of the season, and on top of that, he clinched the 2021 Championship. Earning 10 wins a single season and a championship he became the first driver to achieve so since Jimmi Johson in the 2007 season.

He began the 2022 season with the same energy earning his first pole of the season at the Daytona 500. However, he was eliminated on lap 190 after he was involved in a crash. Despite a disappointing performance, he made it up to his fans after winning the 2022 Wise Power 400 at the Auto Club Speedway.

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