Kyle Larson is set to be one of the hottest free agents on the market following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Where will he end up in 2021?
The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season is Kyle Larson’s seventh season as a full-time driver in the series, and it is his seventh season driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, as the 27-year-old Elk Grove, California native was confirmed by the team in July to drive the #42 Chevrolet once again this year.
However, the 2020 season is set to be a contract year for Larson, who is slated to become one of the hottest free agents on the market for the 2021 season.
Larson has only won one race in the last two-plus seasons, but he has shown that he is capable of more throughout his career, winning a career-high four races in the 2017 season. While he won only one race in 2019, he advanced to the round of 8 in the playoffs for the first time and finished in a career-high sixth place in the championship standings.
Through the first four races of the 2020 season, he sits in a seventh place tie in the championship standings with three top 10 finishes, a top finish of fourth place and an average finish of 11.00.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a team that wouldn’t want to sign Larson if given the opportunity to do so.
So where will he end up in 2021? Here are three possible landing spots.