Larson is ready for his open wheel return.
AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kyle Larson will return to his dirt track roots during the NASCAR offseason.
Larson, the presumptive Sprint Cup Rookie-of-the-Year who drives the No. 42 Target Chevy for Chip Ganassi Racing, has three open wheel races scheduled starting less than two weeks after the NASCAR season ends.
Larson will race the Cartwheel by Target Midget prepared by Keith Kunz Motorsports with Curb Agajanian in the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway (Calif.) on Nov. 26-27.
His tour will continue in the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. from Jan. 2-3, 6 and 9-10 for Larson Marks Racing.
And finally, Larson will make his eighth appearance in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 12-17. Larson will run a Keith Kunz Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian Midget with sponsorship from Cartwheel by Target at Chili Bowl, where his career-best finish is third.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to a few dirt tracks during the offseason,” said Larson, who ran more than 100 events in the season leading into his Sprint Cup debut. “As most people know, dirt racing is where I started my career. And while I always wanted to drive in the Sprint Cup Series, I really appreciate the opportunity to be back racing on dirt.
“Being able to once again participate in the Chili Bowl – and have another chance to win the feature – is something I’m really looking forward to. It is great when you work for an owner like Chip that’s a former driver because he knows how it feels and to also have a partner like Target that is supportive of me doing this. I am very appreciative for the opportunity.”