CONCORD, N.C. – Kyle Larson and wife Katelyn welcomed their third child, Cooper Donald Larson, on New Year’s Eve. 

The driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed the birth news on social media on Monday. 


Cooper joins the couple’s oldest two kids – son Owen (age 8) and daughter Audrey (age 4). 

During last month’s NASCAR Champion’s Week in Nashville, Larson acknowledged that the then-impending birth was why he had no offseason racing plans outside of a late model event in New Mexico in January. 

While in the Music City, the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion was asked what he enjoyed most about fatherhood.

"I actually like the middle of the night wakeups and getting to feed your baby and spend a little quality time holding them while they are new," Larson said. "I like all that. Those milestones of the first few months go by really fast. They develop so fast that soaking all that in, I’ve really enjoyed that with the two kids. Hopefully, this one is as easy as they’ve been and not too tough."

The 30-year-old will be back in action on the NASCAR side of things when the 2023 schedule gets underway with the Clash at the Coliseum exhibition race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. That event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90). 

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