By the time he was 21, Kyle Larson was already making major moves as a NASCAR driver. At an age when most people still don’t even know what they want to do with their lives, Larson had already become the first Asian-American to win a Rookie of the Year Award in one of NASCAR’s national touring series AND was the owner of a massive house in Huntersville, North Carolina. Talk about success on and off the track.
But, Larson hasn’t gotten to where he is today without grinding. He’s raced in just about every motorsports league you can think of, finding success in both stock and open wheel cars. Even the great Tony Stewart himself has praised Larson for his raw talent and versatility. If you asked Larson, he’d probably say he still has a long way to go in his NASCAR journey. Sure, he’s making millions, but all the money in the world can’t buy you a NASCAR championship. Of course, at only 27, the professional racer still has a long and promising career ahead of him.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though. Here, we’ll look at Larson’s racing career so far and see how that has contributed to his multi-million dollar net worth.
Kyle Larson’s NASCAR Career
Born and raised in Elk Grove, California, Kyle Miyata Larson started racing outlaw carts at the age of seven. By the time he was a teenager, Larson had moved on to racing United States Auto Club (USAC) midget cars, Silver Crown and sprint cars, and World of Outlaws sprint cars. Some accomplishments during his early days include the 2011 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway, during which he became the second driver in history to win in all three types of USAC cars in a single night.
2012 also marked a great year for Larson. He racked up six USAC National Midget race wins, the NASCAR K& Pro Series East championship, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year award. With accolades like that, a shot at NASCAR’s highest level was certainly within arm’s reach.
In 2013, a year after kicking off his Truck Series career (back when it was the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), Larson moved full-time to the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NASCAR Xfinity Series). That year, he won the Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year Award, making him the first Asian-American and first Drive for Diversity participant to win the award in one of NASCAR’s national touring series.
The following year, it was time for Larson to move over to the Cup Series. Surprise, surprise, he ended up winning the Cup Series Rookie of the Year award. Kyle Larson really is the master of first impressions.
In 219 Cup Series races run, Larson has six wins, 98 top-10 finishes, and eight poles. Out of 108 Xfinity Series races, he has 12 wins, 75 top-10s, andfour poles. He also has two wins, 10 top-10s, and two poles in the Truck Series. Currently, Larson drives the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Larson has also seen a great amount of success outside of NASCAR. In 2015, he was the overall winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held at Daytona International Speedway. He’s also a World of Outlaws Sprint car team owner and has a host of dirt racing accolades under his belt. This guy really is a jack — or Kyle, rather — of all trades.
Kyle Larson Net Worth
Kyle Larson has an estimated net worth of $12 million. From 2018-2019, he made $9 million alone. $8 million of that was from salary and winnings, while the remaining $1 million was from endorsements and licensing.
In June 2014, at only 21, Larson bought his first house: a massive place in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Of course, since Larson was still at fresh-faced young gun when he bought it, some of NASCAR’s older guard, like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Denny Hamlin, couldn’t help but clown him just a little bit. We’re sure there have been at least one or two ragers in the Larson household.
As far as his family life goes, Larson is married to Katelyn Sweet and they have two children together, Owen Miyata Larson and Audrey Layne Larson. Life as a Larson sounds pretty…sweet, doesn’t it?