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Kyle Larson Returning To His Dirt Roots

Kyle Larson will return to his dirt roots following the conclusion of the NASCAR season by entering three major dirt track events.

Chip Ganassi Racing confirmed Thursday evening that they will allow the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie to compete in the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway on Nov. 27. He will also enter the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., and the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway in January.

Larson will drive a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian midget in the Turkey Night Grand Prix and Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Larson will drive the car he co-owns with Justin Marks, the No. 2 Larson Marks Racing 410 sprint car.

The 22-year-old California native has been absent from the dirt racing scene since running the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals last January.