US24 Speedway Non Wing Rookie of the Year - 2012
Great decision by Ganassi. Given the current inability of IndyCar to put cars on the track can how can an open wheel hopeful like Brian Clausen now not look to NASCAR.
Last night Larson won his second race down in New Smyrna in as many weeks. That makes him 2 for 2 in his stock car career so far.
If I were Ed Carpenter and you were a lady...
That's 2 wins in 2 races for Mr. Larson in his stock car career.
Not bad for a "12 year old".
And praytell, what "proper training" did this kid have before setting foot in a stock car? Its that old "proper training" BS that a few posters like to ignorantly talk about as why any oval trackers never dare set foot in a AOW formula car.
Prime Minister of Gackland
Larsen also won the Tuesday A-Main at the Chili Bowl last month. He is a great young driver, it'll be fun to watch him whatever career path he chooses.
"The series may be hesitant to say it, but the day is here for everybody that loves IndyCar racing to link arms and help each other out. Anybody who doesn’t want to do that needs to find something else to do with their time.”
-- Eddie Gossage, President, Texas Motor Speedway, ICONIC Advisory Committee & TrackForum member
Just repeating what was said about Mr. Larson, on your IC site a few days ago (not sure if the thread was merged or not, but those comments now are here in this thread).
The usual suspects were chortling about the kid not having the proper "background" (whatever the hell that means) to dare ever set foot in a all-powerful formula car.
Yet, he steps into a big ole' full-bodied stock car (which he had NEVER been in, before a few weeks ago) and he is already winning races.
Its a BS argument, just like its always been. Talent is talent. And the best, will always be able to adapt, if given a proper shot. That has never changed in about 100 years of motor racing. And never will.
Of course, his goal was always NASCAR. Its the same with 99.9% of American kids today. With how few Americans are in the sport, you would have to be a complete moron, to say your goal is Indy Car Racing. And that is incredibly sad.
One day, we'll actually try and compete again for the best American oval and road racers. Hopefully.
Last edited by Todd Gack; 02-19-2012 at 10:11 PM.
Its not like he's 30 and only has 1 professional race win in his life.
Unlike how they treat young drivers in other series, I think the folks in NASCAR will be patient with their young talent. Its pretty tough racing in Cup. Lots of talent and lots of good teams to try and beat.