Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports sign contract extension

Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson will drive for Hendrick Motorsports through 2026 with as his sponsor, the team announced Friday.

Larson and have signed concurrent extensions to that effect.

“When Kyle joined our team, the expectations were sky high from both inside and outside the organization,” said team owner Rick Hendrick. “To say he’s exceeded them would be an understatement.

“Not only has Kyle proven himself as a champion driver, he’s performed at a championship level outside of the race car. We’re proud to continue our relationship and to see him represent our team and our brands in such positive ways. The years to come are very bright.”

Larson welcomed the chance to continue his relationship with an organization that has won more Cup championships (14) than any other.

“I can’t explain how much this opportunity means,” Larson said. “The chance to compete for the top team and best sponsors in racing is something every driver dreams about. I’m humbled to have incredible people in my corner and amazing support from so many fans.

“Thanks to everyone at Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Automotive Group for believing in me, (crew chief) Cliff (Daniels) and our team. Even though we’ve done some great things so far, I truly believe our best is ahead of us.”