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Kyle Larson

Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-42
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 120

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After two years of frustration, Kyle Larson finally earned the results he deserved at Daytona International Speedway; he swept the top-10 in 2016.
Larson ran well as a rookie and sophomore, but was involved in accidents in all four Daytona events with results of 34th or worse. Last year, he managed to stay out of trouble and finished seventh in the 500 and sixth in the Coke Zero 400. Feb 18 - 7:49 PM

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Kyle Larson has earned the third-best average finish at Dover, with a 9.3 in his last six attempts.

Larson is a great value on several tracks, but as a fourth-year driver he still suffers from some irregular results. Larson entered last fall’s Dover race with a career-worst of 11th in his first attempt at that course until a battery problem ultimately cost six laps and a shot at advancing out of round one of the playoffs.
Feb 11 - 12:06 PM

Among active drivers, Kyle Larson has the third-best average finish at Pocono Raceway. His last six races at that track wound up with an 8.8.

Larson’s average start in that span of races was 14.8, which has added six place-differential points to his total. Entering his fourth season, this Young Gun might still be flying under the radar for a lot of fantasy players and that could help win at the Tricky Triangle.
Feb 5 - 2:11 PM

Kyle Larson has never finished worse than 15th at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but more importantly he has improved in all four outings to make this his best track during the past three years with a 6.7.

Larson’s four results on this track have progressed from a 15th, to 13th, fifth, and last year’s runner-up to Jimmie Johnson. During his career, Larson has been slightly better at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway with a 7.0 in three starts each—and it was a 15th at Homestead in a pre-rookie warm-up that skews his career average ever so slightly. Larson’s best track that hosts more than one race per year is Pocono Raceway, where he also has a perfect record of top-15s. Rotoworld predicts Larson will finish in the top 10 in points this season.
Jan 18 - 1:24 PM

Recently it was announced Kyle Larson’s sponsor Target would scale back in 2017, but it appears he may have Credit One on the quarterpanels for a few races this year.

Credit One sponsored teammate Jamie McMurray for five races in 2016, so this is merely a shifting of resources within the organization. Still, it adds a new brand ambassador to the mix and will generate some attention among Larson’s fans.
Jan 4 - 1:20 PM

A strong run in 2016 landed Kyle Larson in the Chase, but inconsistent finishes in round one did not allow him to advance very far.

An 18th at Chicagoland Speedway and 25th at Dover International Speedway derailed his playoff efforts, but Larson managed to finish strong with back-to-back top-fives in the last two races and a five-race top-15 streak. This will be considered a breakout season with top-10s in .416 percent of the races. We suspect he will be even better next year—and have ranked him 10th overall.
Jan 3 - 12:38 PM

While dirt tracks around the country often struggled to have 25 cars for their main divisions, the 2017 Chili Bowl has announced 358 current entrants with more expected.

Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., JJ Yeley, Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, and Rico Abreu—who won this event in 2015 and 2016—highlight the NASCAR contingent. The skills needed to wheel a midget around a quarter-mile dirt track are certainly different that those needed on high speed asphalt ovals, but there is no substitution for track time.
Jan 2 - 12:01 PM

Kyle Larson easily had the most dominant car of the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leading 132 of 268 laps, but he was overtaken by Jimmie Johnson on the final restart before finishing second.

It is difficult to know if Larson was being polite to the Chase contender and ultimate winner Johnson or if he simply was outrun. Either way, the driver of the No. 42 was one of the top fantasy values for the week.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson, driving the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro, led both Friday practice sessions for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

His laps of 168.177 mph in the first practice and 170.487 mph in the final practice topped the 43 cars out on the track for these sessions. No. 22 Ryan Blaney, No. 20 Erik Jones, No. 88 Alex Bowman, No. 19 Daniel Suarez, No. 33 Brandon Jones, No. 98 Aric Almirola and No. 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. were other drivers running fast laps.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:58:00 PM

Kyle Larson has improved in three Homestead-Miami Speedway starts, both in finishing position and place-differential points.

Larson qualified 20th in his first attempt in 2013. He improved five spots to finish 15th. He started 27th and finished 13th (+14) in 2014 and improved from 23rd to fifth (+18) last year. No matter where he qualifies this week, he deserves attention on some rosters.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:39:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson, driving the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro, led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The lap of 168.177 mph lap was the best of the 44 cars completing laps in this session. No. 22 Ryan Blaney, No. 20 Erik Jones, No. 88 Alex Bowman and No. 19 Daniel Suarez are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Morgan Shepherd, in the No. 89 Chevrolet Camaro, was the slowest.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 03:53:00 PM

Kyle Larson will be busy competing in all three NASCAR season finales at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

On Friday night, Larson will pilot the GMS Racing No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race. He entered two previous NCWTS races with a best finish of second (from the pole). For Saturday afternoon's XFINITY Series (NXS) event, he'll be in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro. He has three NXS starts with finishes of second, third and a win in the 2015 race after leading 118 of the 200 lap event. On Sunday, Larson returns to his regular NASCAR Sprint Cup (NSCS) No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS. He has three NSCS with a best finish of fifth.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 08:35:00 PM

Kyle Larson finished third in the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway after starting the race on the outside pole.

Larson was not expected to run exceptionally well because he entered the weekend with only one top-10 in five starts on this track. This is Larson’s ninth top-five of the season and he is much better poised to run for the 2017 championship than he was before this result. He has the chance to play spoiler again next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway and was the only non-Chase contender in the Phoenix top-five.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 06:38:00 PM

Kyle Larson spun with less than 10 minutes remaining in final practice for the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Luckily, he did not make contact with the wall. He was running seventh fastest at the time with a speed of 135.747 mph.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in Phoenix International Raceway’s first practice session with a speed of 139.524 mph.

Larson always qualifies well at Phoenix. He has been 12th or better in time trials for all five of his attempts, but he has only one top-10 to show for that. Notably his top-10 came after he started 12th in spring 2015 and that is the only time that he finished better than he started.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 02:58:00 PM