Tony Stewart has always been a big fan of Kyle Larson and recently praised the driver for the season that he is having right now.
Unfortunately, for Stewart, Larson signed for his rival team in the Cup Series in Hendrick Motorsports. And the No. 5 driver has paid back every bit of faith put by the team in bringing him back to the Cup Series after almost a year of hiatus.
The reward for the team has come in the form of wins and a series of excellent performances from their driver. No driver has more wins (five) and top-five finishes (15) than Larson currently in the Cup Series. He has a good amount of points to make a deep surge into the playoffs and even attempts to win the Cup Series Championship for the first time in his career.
Due to his current exploits, Larson has been compared to the likes of Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt, and Stewart. As he has always been a Larson fan, Stewart heaped more praise on the driver recently.
“Who knows the next time we’re going to see somebody that can do what he’s doing right now. People need to enjoy and appreciate what he is able to do in a race car right now. Realize that however many races he ends up winning, it is because of sheer talent.”
After seeing his team, Stewart-Haas Racing dominate last season, he is now failing to explain why the team is struggling so badly this assuredly on. He must have felt that he should have pushed to sign Larson harder before Hendrick Motorsports.