Late last year Kyle Larson said his main career goal was to compete full-time in the World of Outlaws and that “NASCAR’s just the step to get there.”
Now the 25-year-old Cup driver has told the Internet that he hopes to compete full-time in World of Outlaws “Before I’m 40.”
In a lengthy Q&A session, Larson answered a fan’s question about the topic.
It was on the official World of Outlaws podcast in December where Larson expressed his desire to eventually transition to World of Outlaws.
“NASCAR is where I wanted to make it, but I would have been perfectly fine if I didn’t make it either,” Larson said. “I’d probably be on the Outlaw (sprint car) tour probably right now, racing and loving life … I would say racing on the World of Outlaws tour full-time is my main goal.”
A lot can change between now and 2033 – which would put Larson at 18 full-time Cup seasons after 2032 – so better stock up on those Larson race win diecasts while you can over the next 15 or so years.
Here’s other tidbits from Larson’s Q&A session:
Larson declared his stance on last year’s peaceful protests by NFL players regarding police brutality and unequal treatment of African-Americans that took place during the National Anthem.
Last September, President Donald Trump praised NASCAR in general and its “supporters and fans,” saying “They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag!”
That was after team owner Richard Childress and Richard Petty said they would fire any employees who kneeled during the anthem in protest.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. later tweeted in support of the protests and Jimmie Johnson also said he supported peaceful protests.
Larson’s response was noted by other NASCAR drivers.
If you’ve noticed Larson isn’t running against the wall as much this season, there’s a reason.
Larson believes the Cup Series needs more short tracks to garner more excitement and that the cars are not the problem.
Larson also expressed a desire for there to be mid-week races on the schedule.
Larson is not planning on competing in the Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway, which he won in 2016.
Larson thinks a Truck race at Knoxville Raceway, the dirt track that hosts the Knoxville Nationals, would be worthwhile.
Larson also announced where he’ll be competing in some sprint races later this year.