Denny Hamlin explained that Kyle Larson will be back in NASCAR cup series “sooner than later” if Larson wants to come back.
Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson have enjoyed good friendship beyond the race track. So, it was obvious that he would be asked about Larson at some point. That moment came after Hamlin won the Pro Invitational Series last weekend. While asked about whether Larson wanted to return to NASCAR, Hamlin replied:
I think he loves NASCAR. I think so much gets made about his love for dirt (racing). He’s got a love for dirt, there’s no question about it. I went to plenty of races with him last year on Saturdays, just some dirt races, got to watch how passionate he is about dirt.
He also really likes Cup racing. I think if he wants to come back, there is a path for him back. He’s been doing all the right things as far as what I’ve heard.
Obviously he put himself in a really bad spot saying something that was totally inappropriate. But, you know, people make mistakes. A lot of people make mistakes. Hopefully he’s back in Cup racing sooner than later.