As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started.

Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR's next superstar.

His sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and there are high expectations for Larson to have a breakout year.

He was decent last season during his run toward rookie of the year honors, but Larson is ready for more. On his list of goals for the year is winning his first Sprint Cup race and making the Chase for the championship.