A good impression

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service Wednesday, Jan 29 1617

Rookie Kyle Larson, who will make his debut in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet this year, can drive just about anything.

But who knew he had a gift for mimicry, too?

On Tuesday morning, Larson recounted last year's terse conversation with owner Chip Ganassi that included the offer to drive the No. 42. Larson's telling of the tale included a spot-on impression of his boss.

"If you know Chip, he's really quick about everything he says, so the phone call lasted probably 45 seconds," Larson said. "I was just driving down the road, and he called me. And I kind of maybe knew what the phone call was going to be about, so I pulled over.

"And he was like, 'Hey, it's Chip. Yo, you ready to drive the 42 next year?' I was like, 'Yeah.' And he was like, 'All right. Anything else?' Click. That's about how it went."