Kyle Larson believes that having no practice session has benefitted him in some ways in the 2021 Cup Series season.
The sport is still reeling from the effects of the pandemic as it cannot hold any practice or qualifying sessions as of yet. A majority of the races left in the season will also be without any practice session.
However, Larson, on his comeback season with NASCAR, is rather benefitting from this status. He said:
“I feel like I’m putting in a lot of work off the track, too, to get myself up to speed with no practice and things like that.
“Honestly, probably no practice benefits me a little bit. Just from being able to adapt quickly and not giving myself an opportunity to tune ourselves out with any bad feedback.”
Larson is having an excellent season with Hendrick Motorsports. He registered his first win at Las Vegas and more often than not, he is in contention to win races. He finished second in the last race at Darlington. He could have multiple wins if not for some missed chances.
As the last part of the regular season approaches, Larson is looking to better his results until now.
“It’s been really fun to be this good this early on in the year. And like I said earlier, I hope we can just continue to build on it and get better and be the best when it comes to the final 10 races.”
Only one driver has had multiple races wins this season, but with the way Larson is performing, he seems the favourite to be the second one to do so.