Kyle Larson‘s third-place finish in Sunday’s Southern 500 marked his fourth top-10 finish in the last six races, building momentum for the Chase.
“One thing I have noticed, I’ve seen this in Kyle, he has that aggressive confidence,” Vickers said. “That moment where who is going to lift first? It’s not him anymore. For a while it kind of was.
“Once you get that first win under your belt, you’re like ‘I belong here, I deserve to be here, there’s no way I’m lifting for this guy, I don’t care who it is.’ I see that out of Kyle Larson right now. He’s driving smart, good races, he’s got good cars, they’re getting faster.”