Kyle Larson believes that he is best placed to win the Cup Series championship than any other year in his Cup career.
Well, given the number of wins he has compared to other drivers, Larson is not wrong in his claim. He has five wins in the 2021 Cup Series season and the other person with the most wins is Martin Truex Jr. with three. Additionally, he sits at the top of the Series standings and the person chasing him, Denny Hamlin, is set to win a Cup series race this season.
With just two races to go, Larson is well poised to win the regular-season championship. But, he won’t stop there and he knows that he has the capacity to make a deep run in the playoffs and even win the championship.
“I haven’t gotten the chance to race for points too much and stuff, but this year definitely is my best shot to win a championship, Larson said. “Our team is really good, we’ve been having great races, we’ve won a lot, we’ve racked up a lot of points. But those final 10 races of the season are tough. A lot of things have got to go your way, you’ve got to execute right each week and just not put yourself in any bad positions to lose out on points.”
If Larson manages to win the regular-season championship, then he will get additional 15 playoff points. He already has series-leading 37 points and the regular-season championship win will be a major boost in his bid to win his first Cup series championship.