Kyle Larson signs contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Larson announced that he will be staying with Hendrick Motorsports, and while at Bristol Motor Speedway, he talked about that coolest part of this process. He said it didn’t feel like much of a negotiation.

The reason for that? Because he was negotiating with Hendrick Motorsports Vice Chairman and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve gone through anything like that I guess,” said Larson, who will remain with Hendrick Motorsports through the 2026 season. “It was a fun process and fun to kind of go through it with Jeff. He’s somebody that I’ve looked up to my whole life.

“It’s just neat to see me dealing with contracts with my childhood hero.”

Larson joined Hendrick Motorsports for the 2021 season and stormed to the Cup Series championship thanks in large part to a career-best 10 victories.