In six NASCAR Cup Series starts at Darlington Raceway, Kyle Larson has three top-five finishes and five top-10s with his worst finish of 14th occurring in 2017. He has an average finish of 6.7, his best of all active tracks. The 2014 rookie of the year led in five of those six races for 500 laps – 23% of the laps he has competed in at the egg-shaped track.
A PERFECT 10: The 28-year-old driver also has four starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway, finishing in the top 10 in each. He has a 5.8 average finish in those races with his best result of fourth occurring in 2016.
SECOND NATURE: Through 11 races in 2021, Larson has one win, four stage wins, secured nine playoff points and has led 511 laps – all second-most in NASCAR’s premier series. His four top-five finishes rank third in the Cup Series.
A FAMILY AFFAIR: The HendrickCars.com Throwback paint scheme that will adorn the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Darlington pays homage to the first go-kart Larson ever raced in 1999. According to Kyle’s father, Mike, the go-kart was purchased without the knowledge of Kyle’s mother, Janet. She learned of the purchase when it appeared in their garage.
IT’S MAJ1K: Also appearing on the car this weekend is the MAJ1K decal, a family team logo. Originally, it was MAJIK which stood for ‘Mike, Andrea (Kyle’s sister), Janet, including Kyle.’ Because Kyle raced the number 1K, the family changed the ‘I’ to ‘1’ to incorporate 1K into the logo.
YOUR CAR NEEDS: This weekend, Larson will drive the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Throwback Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. From the convenience of home, customers can select the category, make, model and vehicle packages that are important to them from the nearly 30,000 new, high-quality pre-owned and certified cars, trucks and SUVs available at HendrickCars.com. The website also makes it easy for customers to find one of Hendrick Automotive Group’s 93 dealership locations nationwide.