NASCAR driver Kyle Larson celebrated with his son, Owen, after winning the Cup race in Las Vegas recently, but he won't be penalized for it.

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson celebrated with his son, Owen, after winning the Cup race in Las Vegas recently.

His son stood on his car, but the driver won’t be penalized for it.

Could Kyle Larson Have Been Penalized?

Some thought that Larson’s son being on top of the car could create damages, incurring penalties for Larson. But the racing body has no interest in serving as the fun police.

NASCAR Vice President Elton Sawyer addressed those concerns on the Morning Drive podcast:

“If you look at our sport, it’s a family sport, and to see Kyle win the race and Owen come running across the infield there, I just thought that was a great moment. We’ve seen that before.”

“We’ve seen Kevin Harvick and Keelan at Michigan a couple years ago. We do want to preserve the vehicle and make sure it gets through the inspection process.”

“But in this case, there was no issues there. If we see issues going forward, then we will, you know, we’ll get with the teams and the drivers and say, ‘Hey, we probably need to look at it from this angle.’ But I will say that was a special moment and to see that was great.”

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Something His Son Will Remember For The Rest Of His Life

In a press conference after the race, Larson obviously had the same sentiment as Sawyer saying, “It’s really fun to celebrate with the family. These are core memories that my kids are going to be able to remember for the rest of their lives.”

Kyle Larson imagined himself in Owen’s shoes at nine years old, marveling at the thought of standing on top of his father’s race car.

“I can only imagine me being nine years old and standing on the roof of my dad’s racecar, staring at this crowd, like, how that must feel,” Larson said. “I don’t know if he understands either.”

“It would have to be pretty special at least to look back on,” Larson finished.

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