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Kyle Larson is Back On the Dirt in a Big Way

Photo by Jim Fleming

Kyle Larson started off 2020 with a bang by winning the Chili Bowl Nationals. In April, Larson's career hit a low spot after being released from NASCAR's Chip Ganassi Racing for using a racial slur during a live Twitch stream. Larson has left stock car racing for now and has taken to dirt racing. Since hitting the dirt full-time Larson has collected 6 wins and 8 podium finishes in 11 nights of racing.

Larson has been on an absolute tear as of late, winning 5 races in a row and finishing in the top 2 his last seven races. Larson's win streak started back on June 7th at 81 Speedway with the All Star Circuit of Champions. He went on to win the next two races with the All Stars at Lawton Speedway and Devil's Bowl Speedway. Then this past weekend he swept Knoxville Raceway with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, along with the sweep he took home $20,000 in the process. Paul Silva (car owner and crew chief) and crew certainly have Larson a fast race car anywhere they visit. The No. 57 will definitely be a team to watch as the year goes on.

Next up for Larson is USAC's Indiana Midget Week, starting at Paragon Speedway on Tuesday, June 16th. Night two is a Gas City I-69 Speedway, then onto Lincoln Park Speedway for a doubleheader on the 18th and 19th. Night four is at Lawrenceburg Speedway and the last night of IMW is at Kokomo Speedway on the 21st. Larson will make his debut with Tucker-Boat Motorsports. He will be piloting the Pristine Auction/K&C Drywall No. 86 for all of IMW. You can watch all of Indiana Midget Week live on FloRacing.

-Lucas Halbert

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