With a win in the season finale at Phoenix Raceway, Kyle Larson etched his name in the record books as the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion. Paired with crew chief Cliff Daniels, Larson won five of 10 playoff races and 10 total points-paying events to secure his first Cup title in his seventh full-time season and first with 14-time Cup champions Hendrick Motorsports.
A new chapter awaits Cliff Daniels as he prepares for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. The Smithfield, Virginia, native will be the crew chief for new Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson and the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE entry – a return of the organization’s original car number that was last fielded in 2017.