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Kyle Larson

Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-42
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 120

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Kyle Larson lost the lead with five laps remaining in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway and finished second to Kyle Busch.
As frustrating as this was, it was the first time Larson has scored a top-five on this track. His previous best came last spring when he finished sixth. He also finished in the top 10 in the fall, so this gives Larson a three-race, top-10 streak. Apr 16 - 3:47 PM

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Kyle Larson was leading the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway when the race was postponed due to rain.

Larson will lead the field to green when the race resumes Monday afternoon. There are 46 laps to go until the end of stage one.
Apr 16 - 1:36 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in practice for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 129.004 mph.

Larson set that fast lap to prove he had speed in the car, and then jumped to the outside of the groove created by the applied PJ1 to try and work in a second groove. Since he has been running the top line, he has an advantage over the field on Sunday and should be considered a better fantasy value that he otherwise might be.
Apr 14 - 9:39 AM

Four drivers have been penalized 15 minutes of practice time in the first session for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway after failing inspection last week at Texas Motor Speedway.

Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson, Paul Menard, and Reed Sorenson will have to park their car during the last 15 minutes of the session and their crew will not be able to work on them. That is not likely to create much of an issue on this half-mile bullring.
Apr 13 - 12:13 PM

Kyle Larson began his Bristol Motor Speedway career with three straight top-12 finishes, but then suffered for three races before running strong again in 2018.

From fall 2015 through fall of the next year, he suffered crash damage three times and finished with a best of 24. Last year, he started on the front row in both races before finishing sixth in the spring and ninth in the fall.
Apr 12 - 3:22 PM

Kyle Larson was running fourth in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway when he crashed halfway through segment two.

Larson cut a tire entering turn one and the car simply wouldn’t turn. The car was destroyed. He will not return to the race.
Apr 8 - 3:33 PM

With a career average of 18.3, Texas Motor Speedway is Kyle Larson’s seventh worst track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

This is the type of track that should suit Larson’s driving style and he does have two Texas top-fives. One of these was a second in last year’s O'Reilly 500 on the newly repaved surface, but he suffered crash damage in the fall. Larson should be watched closely, but wait until after all practice is complete before committing to him.
Apr 6 - 12:36 PM

Kyle Larson's team was issued a penalty for a violation found during post-race inspection following Monday's (March 26) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Violation: Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels. Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed. Larson drove the No. 42 Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish. Crew chief Chad Johnston was fined $10,000.-NASCAR.com
Mar 30 - 1:41 PM

So far in 2018, Kyle Larson has earned top-10s on similarly-configured, 1.5- and two-mile tracks, while he has been outside the top 15 on every other course type.

The predictability of the track types on which he runs well makes Larson a good fantasy value. With Texas Motor Speedway next on the schedule, it is likely he is going to keep that pattern alive for at least another week. Make sure to remove him, however, before Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond Raceway pop up.
Mar 28 - 11:25 AM

Martinsville Speedway has been an anomaly both in terms of Kyle Larson’s short and short, flat track stats.

On the other two tracks less than a mile in length, Larson scored an average finish of 7.5. On the short, flat tracks minus Martinsville, he was slightly worse than 10th with one truly bad result at Phoenix after an incident. At Martinsville last year, Larson finished 17th in the spring and 37th in the fall. There are simply better places to start him.
Mar 25 - 11:50 AM

Kyle Larson finished second in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, which snapped a four-race winning streak on two-mile tracks.

Second is not just the first loser in Fantasy NASCAR, however; Larson was still one of the best values in every type of contest. Even more so because he was predictably fast.
Mar 18 - 6:46 PM

Kyle Larson enters the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway with a four-race winning streak on two-mile tracks.

Larson was running well in 2016 at Auto Club before he crashed early in the event and that seems to have galvanized him. He finished third in the next race at Michigan and then won the 2016 Pure Michigan 400. He has not looked back since with a sweep of the two-mile tracks last year.
Mar 16 - 1:52 PM

Kyle Larson developed a wheel chatter with 28 laps remaining in stage two of the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway and spun harmlessly.

Larson was running only 14th at the time as he had already dropped back. If the brakes have overheated, they could be warped and fantasy owners may consider removing him from their NASCAR Fantasy Live roster.
Mar 11 - 4:58 PM

Kyle Larson took the early lead in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway and led the first 27 laps before Corey LaJoie brought out a caution for a blown engine.

Larson was solid in practice too, so he should be active on most rosters.
Mar 11 - 4:06 PM

Kyle Larson put down a lap of 136.364 mph and won round two of qualification for the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

Larson is best known for his prowess on similarly-configured, 1.5- and two-mile tracks, but he has been getting stronger on short, flat tracks. In games with unlimited usage, he is should be considered a top fantasy prospect.
Mar 9 - 5:55 PM