LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Larson is going to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2020.
Contract discussions didn’t reach the negotiation table, and it was never in question — to Larson — where he would be racing next season.
“I am wrapped up (for next year),” Larson wryly told reporters Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, site of Sunday‘s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.) “There have been no contract negotiations. I am still there through next year. I don’t know why all the contract stuff has been coming up. I think because people try to make things up. Yeah, I don’t know. I am there, so not really sure what else to say.”
A report from the Sports Business Journal emerged Thursday indicating Larson was “set to return to the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet next season, per sources, despite some suggestion that he could land elsewhere.”
As Silly Season begins over the late summer months those suggestions had started to become a bit more audible and unavoidable but were, according to Larson, unfounded.
“It’s not frustrating to me because as long as I know what’s going on, I know what the truth is,” Larson said. “I don’t really care what everybody else thinks. I know where I‘ll be next year. … I like being at Chip’s place. He’s an amazing boss and gave me my shot. I’m very grateful for everything he’s done.”