From his ARCA debut at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago to his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series coming-out party Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway, Kyle Larson is quickly rising through the racing ranks.
While most youngsters are concentrating on their studies, the Elk Grove, Calif., native who turns 20 next month is getting his education behind the wheel.
"Based on my schedule, I have 120 - 130 races that I'm running this year," Larson said. "So I'm pretty busy between Sprint cars, Midgets, wing, non-wing, pavement, dirt."
Larson, 19, will drive the No. 4 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports just a day or so after he passed one of his heroes, Tony Stewart, in a winged-sprint car.
When Stewart was asked on "Wind Tunnel" who he believed would be the next SPEED Performer of the Year, his answer was Larson.
"It's a guy that I've got to run with a little bit, and he's not in a major series as far...