FONTANA, CA - MARCH 25: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Ford, stands in the garage during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 25, 2017 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick says one rising NASCAR driver is the "best driver to come into this sport since Jeff Gordon”

Is he the future of NASCAR?

Kevin Harvick made a surprising proclamation and prediction about a future NASCAR star during his debut radio show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio on Tuesday.

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During his show, Harvick gave huge praise to Kyle Larson.

"Kyle Larson is the best driver to come into this sport since Jeff Gordon, in my opinion," Harvick said. "I think Kyle Larson is that good."

Gordon arrived on the racing scene in 1993, and he was a four-time Sprint Cup champion during his career.

Since his arrival, drivers such as seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, three-time champion Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch have start their careers. Yet Harvick thinks Larson is the best young driver since Gordon.

Harvick said Larson wins in "everything that he's ever driven."

"He's just a racer," he said. "I think he's laser focused on what he does as a race car driver, and I think he's the best talent to come through this sport in a long, long time and is going to win a ton of races because he's that good."

Larson was the Spring Cup Rookie of the Year in 2014, and he has six wins in the NASCAR Xfinity series. Harvick proclaiming him as the future of NASCAR is bold, but Larson has the credentials to potentially back that claim up during his career.

(h/t NBC Sports)