NASCAR's Next 9 class takes last lap together

May 10, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Chase Elliott

Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr. take initiative to the next level

NASCAR's Next 9 took part in the ninth annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade & Festival, presented by Nationwide® Insurance on Thursday in Florence, S.C.

Kyle Larson, the first Drive for Diversity driver to win a national series race in March at Rockingham Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, makes his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Darlington Raceway this weekend.

Before taking on the Track Too Tough to Tame, his fellow Next 9 drivers got together one last time as a group as they move up to national series rides or, in the case of reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, Dylan Kwasniewski, move coasts in attempt to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Series.

Check out images below.


Reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion Kyle Larson competes in a tire-changing competition during an appearance by the NASCAR Next 9 drivers on Thursday in Florence, S.C.


Reigning NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion Dylan Kwasniewski gets ready to race during a go-karting event featuring NASCAR Next 9 drivers on Thursday in Florence, S.C.


(R-L) Former and current Drive for Diversity drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez sign autographs during an appearance by the NASCAR Next 9 drivers on Thursday in Florence, S.C.


(L-R) Dylan Kwasniewski, Chase Elliott, Darrell Wallace Jr., Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney pose for a photograph during a go-karting event featuring NASCAR Next 9 drivers on Thursday in Florence, S.C.

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