Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kyle Larson joins NASCAR Nationwide Series this season

   Kyle Larson, who won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship in 2012, is moving up.

    Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing, which has Larson, 20, under a driver development contract, announced Wednesday Larson will compete in the 2013 Nationwide Series driving the No. 32 Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports.

    Before attempting to run in the Nationwide season opener at Daytona, Larson will first compete in the Daytona ARCA race and will also participate in the Battle at the Beach held on a temporary 0.4-mile short track on Daytona’s backstretch that features three non-points special events from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours and the Late Model division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

    “This is truly one of the happiest days of my life. I have been thinking about something like this since my very first days of racing," Larson said. "I am very proud to be part of Chip Ganassi’s organization and to be running with Turner Scott Motorsports. Daytona cannot come fast enough for me.”

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