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.
Cliff Daniels enters the 2022 season as the reigning NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning crew chief. He embarks on a second season paired with Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson on the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Overall, this is the Smithfield, Virginia native's fourth season as a crew chief.