Lucas Oil Backing Kyle Larson’s Midget Entry

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Lucas Oil will back Kyle Larson's No. 1k midget in six midget events during the winter months. (KLR Photo)
Lucas Oil will back Kyle Larson's No. 1k midget in six midget events during the winter months. (KLR Photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Lucas Oil has extended its support of Kyle Larson Racing to include sponsorship of Kyle Larson’s self-owned No. 1k midget.

Lucas Oil will be featured on Larson’s midget in six events in addition to continuing to serve as an associate sponsor on the Kyle Larson Racing No. 2 driven by Carson Macedo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

Lucas Oil will sponsor Larson’s No. 1k midget beginning with this week’s Hangtown 100 at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway and the November Classic at Bakersfield (Calif) Speedway in addition to the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway, the Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo., and the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.

“Dirt racing has played a pivotal role in the success of Lucas Oil and I’m thrilled that we are able to take our partnership with Kyle Larson Racing to the next level,” said Lucas Oil Director of Motorsports Tom Bogner. “I first met Kyle 10 years ago when he was racing sprint cars in Australia and I’ve always been impressed with his talent, commitment and dedication to the dirt racing community. I have no doubt that Kyle will continue to be both successful on the track and a terrific ambassador for the sport off of it and we are proud to once again be a part of his team.”

Lucas Oil had previously partnered with Macedo in Joe Gaerte’s No. 3G since 2017 and joined Kyle Larson Racing at the beginning of this season when the duo took over as driver and crew chief of the KLR No. 2. Lucas Oil was also an associate sponsor on the Silva Motorsports No. 57 winged sprint car piloted by Larson.

“Lucas Oil has been involved in grassroots racing for several years and I am excited to have them extend their partnership with KLR,” said Larson. “Dirt racing is a big part of my career and to have Lucas Oil support not only our World of Outlaws team with Carson [Macedo] but to join the midget program as well is pretty special.”