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Kyle Larson explains burnouts with no steering wheel

Mar 22, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

It’s common practice these days to do a few burnouts after winning a race. But Kyle Larson capped off his first-ever Nationwide Series victory with a twist on the now-standard celebration: He did his burnouts while holding the steering wheel out the window of his No. 42 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet.

As it turns out, it’s not the first time that Larson has made the donuts in that particular fashion. In fact, he’s been doing that since his open-wheel, dirt-track days.

“The history behind it – in the Outlaw cars that I grew up racing, everybody did them,” Larson said after winning today’s 300. “My sister’s ex-boyfriend probably did them the best, so she doesn’t really like to see me do them.”

“But nobody did them in stock cars, so once I got here, I did it when I won the K&N championship at Rockingham [and] I did it when I won the Truck race at Rockingham.”

After doing the no-wheel burnouts last year in the aforementioned Camping World Truck Series race, Larson says NASCAR had a chat with him about not doing those anymore.

Obviously, however, Larson couldn’t resist this afternoon as he ripped through the infield grass.

“I just won my first Nationwide race, so I’ll do whatever I want,” he said. “And if I win the Cup race, I’ll probably do the same thing.”

You can check out Larson’s handiwork at 1:53 of the clip above.

  1. mrhammerhands - Mar 22, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    This race should stop the cup drivers in Nationwide debate. Best quote ever “I just won…., I’ll do what I want”

  2. 950003cups - Mar 23, 2014 at 3:12 AM

    I like this kid. As a former Montoya fan, this kid represents the 42 car well. “I just won, I’ll do what I want”??? Awesome!!!!!!!

  3. 950003cups - Mar 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    4 👎s. LOLOL. I didn’t know MST had 4 readers! LOLOL

    • moezilla - Mar 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      Congratulations on being reader #5…..

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