Kyle Larson is a wheel man, and frankly, it was a bit of a shame this year he wasn’t able to break through and claim his first win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in his second season.
One thing he did claim earlier this year was win a Rolex watch at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, co-driving with his NASCAR teammate Jamie McMurray and Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar aces Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan.
And the prospect of Larson running at the Indianapolis 500, meanwhile, is a mouth-watering one, even if it’s unlikely.
Larson sat in Target teammate Dixon’s No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, and posted this picture to Twitter.
Meanwhile, IndyCar and the official team Twitter account have rolled with it:
As evidenced by several drivers, most recently 2014 Indianapolis 500 rookie-of-the-year Kurt Busch, an Indy-Charlotte double is not just possible but achievable.
I can’t be the only one who’d love to see Larson add his name to that list.
“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”
With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.
Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.
Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.
Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.
“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.
Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold
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