Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Lee Spencer  |  Last updated 8/27/13
Kyle Larson will drive the No. 42 Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in 2014, the Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing has a press conference scheduled for Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Larson, 21, currently is competing for Turner Scott Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The rookie racer is eighth in the NNS point standings with six top-fives and 13 top-10 finishes in 23 starts. Larson, a graduate of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program, has been heralded as the most complete driver to enter the stock-car ranks since Jeff Gordon in 1990. "I'm impressed with Kyle Larson for a lot of reasons and a lot of different series," Gordon said at Richmond. "I raced sprint cars. I raced midgets and of course the last 20-plus years been racing in NASCAR. To me, non-winged sprint car on dirt is probably one of the hardest race cars there is to drive. "He makes it look pretty easy. He can jump back and forth and be competiti...
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