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Kyle Larson Midget Racing Return: Hangtown Triumph to Turkey Night Pursuit!

Kyle Larson Midget Racing Return: Kyle Larson’s return to Midget racing proved to be so exhilarating that he’s now set to take on another challenge in the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship. Following his triumphant victory at the Hangtown 100 in Placerville Speedway last weekend, Larson is geared up to hit the tracks again, aiming to compete in the upcoming USAC Turkey Night Grand Prix event at Ventura Raceway.

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion showcased his prowess by securing a preliminary night win last Friday before a remarkable charge from the 16th starting position led to his victory in Sunday’s main event at the Hangtown 100.

For Larson, Friday night’s win marked his first Midget triumph on dirt since November 19, 2021, during a Hangtown 100 preliminary night feature at Placerville. It also signaled his return to Midget racing, nearly a year after his last appearance at the previous year’s Turkey Night Grand Prix.

No stranger to the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Larson is chasing his fourth career win in this traditional Thanksgiving weekend affair, having displayed consistent excellence in the event. Across 10 starts, he has never finished below fourth place. Adding to his three wins, he’s secured second place on four occasions in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022.

The Turkey Night Grand Prix stands as the culminating event of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship season, boasting a packed field of 53 drivers slated to participate alongside Larson.

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The action-packed event commences on Friday, November 24, featuring practice sessions for the USAC Midgets, along with hot laps, qualifying rounds, heat races, and a main event for the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars.

Saturday, November 25, ramps up the excitement with a comprehensive program including hot laps, qualifying sessions, last chance qualifiers, semifinals, and culminates in a gripping 98-lap main event for USAC National Midgets. Simultaneously, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will make appearances for their own semifinals and main events.

Both nights of the 2023 Turkey Night Grand Prix are available for live streaming on FloRacing.

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Our Reader’s Queries

Is Kyle Larson retiring from Nascar?

Kyle Larson has no plans of retiring anytime soon. Despite the new retirement trend, Larson stated that he doesn’t envision himself retiring at the age of 40. He clarified that this doesn’t mean he will be retiring from racing altogether.

Does Kyle Larson have a wife?

2021 NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Larson and five-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet’s High Limit Sprint Car Series is set to introduce a charter system by the end of the 2024 season. The aim is to have the system fully operational by 2026, as reported by Adam Stern at the Sports Business Journal.

Who owns high limit Sprint car series?

2021 NASCAR champion Larson and five-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet are the founders and owners of High Limit Racing.

Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.


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