Kyle Larson said that his ride with Hendrick Motorsports is smoother than his ride at Chip Ganassi Racing.
Larson recorded his best-ever finish with HMS at Homestead-Miami Speedway by finishing fourth. Having drove with HMS for three races, Larson was asked to point out the difference with his car at HMS and his former team CGR. The No. 5 driver said:
“The only difference I really felt at Homestead was the ride quality was a little bit smoother.”
“There are some bumps on entry at (turn) three up top. Usually, with the 42, I can feel those a lot. In the 5 car this weekend it was much smoother and kind of floated across those much easier.”
Larson said that he was used to his former ride on those bumps. So, he had to adjust with his smoother car while driving on the track.
“I kind of used those bumps as a trigger to my brain and knowing where to lift going through those bumps. This past week, my car was so smooth through there that it was kind of hard for me to get into rhythm at first on entry up top.”
Having had two top-10 finishes in the three races so far, Larson believes that he is getting closer to his first win with HMS.