The congratulations started appearing all over social media after Kyle Larson capped off an dominant season with his first NASCAR Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday.
Larson was running fourth when a caution on lap 282 allowed him to pit for fresh tires and fuel. That pit stop was the No. 5 team’s best of the playoffs and allowed Larson to leapfrog the other Championship 4 drivers on pit road and take first place on the restart. Larson didn’t relinquish the lead afterward and crossed the finish line first to earn Hendrick Motorsports its 14th title in his first year with the organization.
Check out some of the biggest congratulations to Larson on his first NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Champs. 5 Team and Kyle Larson
Thank you everyone for your support
God is good 🙏🏼
— Cliff Daniels (@DanielsCliff) November 8, 2021
— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) November 7, 2021
— Kyle Petty (@kylepetty) November 8, 2021
Congratulations to our 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Champion.
— Hendrick Automotive Group (@HendrickAuto) November 7, 2021
Man, what a season… This Ally 48 team deserves all the credit. We’ll be back even stronger in 2022 with @allyracing along for the ride.
— Alex Bowman (@Alex_Bowman) November 8, 2021
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) November 8, 2021
Congratulations to the best race car driver I’ve ever seen. @KyleLarsonRacin
— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) November 8, 2021
— Goodyear (@goodyear) November 8, 2021
An incredible battle today. Congrats to @KyleLarsonRacin Every driver and team in the Championship 4 brought everything they had today. I have so much respect for everyone of them!!
— Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) November 7, 2021
— Phoenix Raceway (@phoenixraceway) November 8, 2021