Larson Defends Sprint Car Racing

Knoxville Nationals

Larson has won multiple races in a winged sprint car.


BROOKLYN, Mich. - Kyle Larson, who has mulitple wins in a winged sprint car, gave his answer on Friday at Michigan International Speedway to a question of the way sprint car racing has been portrayed in recent years when it comes to safety.

Here is what Larson had to say: 

“Sprint car racing is awesome. It’s some of the best racing you will ever see in your life. Over the last couple of years I just, with all the stuff that has gone on, sprint car racing has gotten a bad rap. I just wish ESPN and stuff could go play highlights of the Knoxville Nationals that just happened this weekend and see how good the racing was there and how it is ever weekend. They race three, four times a week and the racing is great. I just wish rather than it being where everybody talks about how dangerous it is and you are stupid if you run them and stuff I just wish you could see the good parts of it.

“I don’t know as far as they way the driver compared to anything else I mean it’s a race car. It’s got a lot of power. You hear a lot of people talk about the vision and all of that. I don’t know it’s tough, but I don’t know it’s hard to explain really how different it is compared to a stock car even. It’s still a race car they drive similar, but I don’t know I just feel bad for sprint car racing because it’s what we all love. Myself, Tony (Stewart), Kasey (Kahne), Ricky (Stenhouse, Jr.), (JJ) Yeley, all of us love sprint car racing. It just sucks that it is getting the recognition that it has been getting. It’s just the bad stuff and not the good stuff.”

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