Reports have already been circulating that Kyle Larson could potentially find himself driving at Stewart-Haas Racing if and when he’s ready for a return to the NASCAR Cup Series.
There have been several people who have admitted that Stewart has expressed interest in hiring the suspended Larson, including Robin Miller.
A recently released audio clip of a podcast interview with Tony Stewart from CBS’ Matt Mayer, which was dropped to Twitter, will do little to cool the rumor mill when it comes to Kyle Larson possibly driving a SHR ride eventually.
“The kid was hot in NASCAR and was doing a great job. Then since his problems, he’s got in a Sprint Car and absolutely annihilated the Sprint Car field. So, I think if you gotta pick somebody right now, you gotta pick Kyle Larson,” Stewart explained. “But NASCAR has to get off their ass and do the right thing and give this kid an opportunity to get back in the car. I think he’s paid his penalty…”
Here’s the full audio from Matt Mayer Via Twitter:
"I think it's time for NASCAR to get off their ass and do the right thing."
Tony Stewart says Kyle Larson has paid his penalty and wants to see him back in the Cup Series. pic.twitter.com/uQi0dTgDsm
— Matt Mayer (@MatthewMayerCBS) August 19, 2020
Stewart-Haas Racing is best positioned to take on the headache Larson provides potential sponsors due to its willingness to place the CNC machining company owned by co-namesake Gene Haas onto entries in Formula 1 & NASCAR.