Friday, August 30, 2013

Ganssi tabs Kyle Larson to drives No. 42 in 2014, also bringing back McMurray

Kyle Larson with team owner Chip Ganassi Saturday at Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. — Chip Ganassi didn’t need to see Kyle Larson win races in the Nationwide Series to know that Larson would be his choice to replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the Sprint Cup Series.

What he needed to see was how Larson raced, and what he saw was impressive enough to put the 21-year-old driver in a Sprint Cup car full time starting in 2014.

“I’ve seen it five or six, eight times where he gives you the impression he’s dilly-dallying about in the middle of the pack kind of not paying attention,” Ganassi said Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“And in the end, he seems to be where it matters to be. That said something to me. … His level of maturity approaching the racing of the race itself — it looks sometimes like he’s back there coasting but always seems to be in the top-five at the end.”

Larson is eighth in the Nationwide Series standings as a rookie (on loan from Ganassi to Turner Scott Motorsports) and has a Camping World Truck Series win this year at Rockingham. He likely will get at least a few Cup starts this year at Phoenix Racing.

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