Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott are currently the top two drivers at Hendrick Motorsports and also two of the best current drivers in NASCAR heading into the 2023 season.
With the upcoming 2023 cup series season, the battle between Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott for the championship will be one of the main stories.
Hendrick Motorsports has seen a similar rivalry in the past between NASCAR greats Jeff Gordan and the recently retired Jimmie Johnson.
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Former Cup Series driver and Fox analyst Clint Bowyer is getting identical vibes from the rivalry between Larson and Elliott. He labeled it as the toughest rivalry in our sport at the moment.
Bowyer wasn’t shy about sharing his views, most importantly by pointing to someone other than defending Cup Series champion Joey Logano as the best driver in the sport. In fact, he doesn’t even have Joey Logano in his top two.
“I don’t want to take anything away from the other two, but the first two are both champions and in my opinion the best drivers in this sport, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.”
Bowyer singled out that Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott are the two best drivers of the sport. Although he doesn’t want to take anything away from Bowman and Byron, the team’s other two drivers.
“As long as you have those two bullets behind the chamber, I’m telling you you’re going to be dangerous. I think Hendrick Motorsports is just fine.”
Clint Bowyer added that both drivers could become the No:1 for Hendrick Motorsports, making them much more dangerous.
Bowyer said, “They both can’t be the No. 1 guy, and that’s a dangerous thing. But I think both of them are certainly capable,”.
Hendrick Motorsports teammates Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson won consecutive NASCAR Cup Series 2020 & 2021 championships and are favorites for the title again this year.