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June 19, 2017

Tony Stewart: ‘I would love to have’ Kyle Larson at Stewart-Haas Racing

Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson are friends off the track, and they often are considered similar-type drivers who love racing anything, any time, any place.

They never have worked together in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, though, which appears to be something Stewart, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, would love to change.

Stewart, a 49-time winner at NASCAR’s top level, fired off a handful of tweets Sunday night following Larson’s second win of the year at Michigan.

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Here’s what “Smoke” said to a fan who asked why Larson wasn’t in the SHR stable:

Independent of that tweet, Stewart also posted this note about Larson: “He’s a friend of mine. And even if he doesn’t drive for me, I care and am happy for him.”

Larson, 24, is in the midst of a breakthrough year and currently leads the series points standings. With NASCAR’s silly season in full swing, he’s been connected to the open No. 88 ride at Hendrick Motorsports, but previously said he’s thrilled to be with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Seems like Stewart may have something to say about that.