Full Circle. The First time Kyle Larson Stepped Foot Into a Stockcar

After a rainy first day, it was all sunshine and fast cars at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Thursday as ironically the 2011 Drive for Diversity Combine concluded with 26 talented drivers participating in the on-track testing. It also signaled the arrival of a young Kyle Larson to the NASCAR scene.

I remember the buzz around Kyle Larson. Mostly from the guys on the Revolution Racing crew. At 6:30 in the video below, Jefferson Hodges, who was the team manager, remarks “Very impressive, I understand why he’s on Speed Sport every week.”

Within two laps, Kyle Larson ran two tenths faster than 25 other drivers on the .395 mile speedway. In short track terms that were all day.

There was a lot of promise that day. I think this season, with Kyle Larson in the right combination of equipment and crew, is starting to dominate.