NASCAR champion Kyle Larson has signed a three-year contract extension through 2026 with Hendrick Motorsports. Here’s his contract extension.
Kyle Larson : Contract extension | Wife | Net worth
Kyle Miyata Larson (born July 31, 1992) is an American professional auto racing driver.
|Born||Kyle Miyata Larson
July 31, 1992
Elk Grove, California
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg)|
He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 17 Chevrolet Camaro SS for the same team.
Larson is the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion, the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion and Rookie of the Year, the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, and the 2014 Cup Series Rookie of the Year.
Before and throughout his stock car racing career, Larson has been highly successful in dirt track racing, with wins in prestigious events including the Kings Royal, Knoxville Nationals, and Chili Bowl Nationals.
He is also an overall winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona sports car race, having won the event with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2015.
NASCAR champion Kyle Larson has signed a three-year contract extension through 2026 with Hendrick Motorsports, the team that welcomed him back last season after a nearly one-year suspension.
The extension announced Friday includes sponsor HendrickCars.com, which will sponsor the No. 5 Chevrolet for 35 races a season. Larson’s extension and the sponsorship renewal are concurrent.
The original deal for HendrickCars.com to become Larson’s primary sponsor was announced last July when Rick Hendrick’s online automobile site pulled massive traffic spikes whenever it was featured on Larson’s car.
The 30-year-old Larson was suspended for most of 2020 for using a racial slur and lost his job with Chip Ganassi Racing. Hendrick took him when the suspension was lifted, and Larson won 10 races last season and his first Cup title.
HendrickCars.com also will continue to support Larson in his non-NASCAR racing.
Larson heads into Saturday night’s elimination playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway ranked eighth in the standings. The bottom four drivers in the 16-driver field will be eliminated Saturday night.
Kyle larson wife
Katelyn Sweet and Kyle Larson have been married for years, but their love story is far from traditional.
Katelyn Sweet and Kyle Larson married in September 2018 after announcing their engagement the previous December. However, the duo committed to each other long before that.
When they got hitched, they were already parents to kids Owen and Audrey. They welcomed Owen to the world in 2014 and Audrey in 2018 prior to their wedding.
While she considers herself a mom and a racing wife first, there’s far more to Katelyn than that. She is a former equestrian and marathon runner, and when she met Kyle, she was no stranger to the professional stock car track.
Her brother, Brad Sweet, is a professional driver as well. While they share an affinity for driving, Katelyn and Kyle initially bonded over their other great love: partying.
Speaking on the “Rippin’ It” podcast in 2021, Kyle revealed the first time he met Katelyn, he was a bit of a party animal. His schedule, he said, consisted of drinking all night, waking up hungover, racing, winning, and drinking to celebrate again.
One night, he met a girl he liked at a post-race celebration and admitted to drinking too much to try to impress her.
Kyle Larson is an American professional stock car racing driver who has a net worth of $12 million.
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 31, 1992 (30 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Elk Grove, California|
Between June 2018 and June 2019, Kyle earned $9 million. The vast majority of those earnings came from salary and winnings.
In April 2020 during a Twitch livestream, Kyle used the “n-word” when he thought no one could hear his microphone.
Within 24 hours he was fired by his team, Chip Ganassi Racing. He was also dropped by sponsors like McDonald’s and Credit One Bank.