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Stock Car Scoop: Are Kyle Larson and Hendrick Motorsports On the Verge of NASCAR Dynasty?

The NASCAR Cup Series championship on Sunday (Nov. 7) at Phoenix Raceway came down to a final round of pit stops, and Kyle Larson’s crew turned in lightning-fast service to springboard him to the lead, as well as the eventual race win and championship.

With 10 wins on the season and overall dominance from the No. 5 team, are Larson and Hendrick Motorsports ready to make their 2021 performance a springboard for years to come? And is Sunday’s race a positive harbinger for edge-of-your-seat title finales at Phoenix going forward?

Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek discuss all of this drama and more in the final post-race Stock Car Scoop of the season.

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About the author

Bryan Nolen is the Podcast Manager for Frontstretch.com. He also hosts the Frontstretch Podcast with Bryan Nolen and occasionally makes appearances on The Happy Hour Podcast. He has a Sportscasting degree from the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting. He resides in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and two rabbits.

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Robert D Peck

Next year will not be an easy one for everyone.
Every team will be at zero and will need to learn about the new gen cars.


I don’t want to see burnouts. I want to see back flips!


While Hendricks is obviously THE Premier organization in NASCAR, and Larson is a great driver, I think after one really good year and Championship it is early to start dropping the “Dynasty” title. Let’s see what happens over the next 3 years. It could come to be, or it might not.


Uh, that’s 2 championships in a row by 2 different drivers still in their 20’s.

Tom B

I had to laugh when I saw Jeff Gordon celebrating Larson’s Championship win. Gordon looks like a Minnie Me of Rick Hendricks, white shirt and H hat. All giddy and screaming like a little girl.

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