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Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-42
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 120

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Kyle Larson set a new track record at Sonoma Raceway with as speed of 96.868 mph. His top speed was recorded in the first practice session, but he slipped to fourth in the final rundown.
Last year Larson also qualified on the second row in third, but he slipped to 28th at the checkers after losing his power steering. He rebounded to finish fourth at Watkins Glen International and was part of the winning combination in this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona, so he should be able to score at least a top 10. Jun 27 - 3:21 PM

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Kyle Larson sits 18th in the points’ standings and is 39 markers out of Chase contention. It might be safe to assume he is in a sophomore slump after last year’s solid rookie run, but he has top-10s in one-third of his 2015 starts

Larson gambled last week at Michigan International Speedway and stayed out with low fuel as rain stalked the track. It almost paid dividends, and a victory would have placed him in the playoffs. He will have another chance to win before the season finale at Richmond International Raceway this fall.
Jun 18 - 8:30 PM

Crew chief Chris Heroy left Kyle Larson on track during the final restart and gambled on rain shortening the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. He was correct about the rain coming, but the No. 42 was three laps short of winning when he had to pit for fuel.

With NASCAR’s new knockout-style format that rewards a Chase berth to winning drivers, scoring that elusive win is all that matters. Larson will reload and head to the road course of Sonoma Raceway in two weeks.
Jun 14 - 6:27 PM

Kyle Larson’s two previous finishes at Michigan have been about as contradictory as possible. He finished eighth in this race last year, but crashed to finish dead last in August. He showed consistency in qualification, however, with a 12th-place start in June and a 13th in the second race.

Larson’s 16th-place qualification effort this week is in the same ballpark. The No. 42 is coming off back-to-back top-10s and should be considered a favorite to earn another.
Jun 13 - 12:44 PM

For the second consecutive week Chip Ganassi Racing placed both of their drivers in the top 10; Kyle Larson finished eighth one spot behind teammate Jamie McMurray.

The fate of the two drivers is linked since the rising tide in that organization lifts both drivers. The shared fortune makes them more predictable and of greater value to fantasy owners.
Jun 7 - 8:37 PM

Kyle Larson posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session. His top time was 174.507 mph from laps five through 14.

Larson also posted top-10 times in regard to single lap speed in both of Saturday’s practices and he was the second-quickest in regard to average speed in final practice.
Jun 6 - 6:14 PM

Kyle Larson posted the second-fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway. His top speed was 175.292 mph.

Larson qualified only 15th for Sunday’s race, but he showed flashes of speed in both of Saturday’s sessions with the eighth-best time in morning preceding this second-best effort. He should be able to get into and stay among the top 10 all afternoon on Sunday.
Jun 6 - 12:33 PM

Kyle Larson raced with the leaders all afternoon and had the right strategy at the end of the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway; he finished third, which was his first top-five of the season. Larson spent nearly 80 percent of the race inside the top 10.

Larson has had a rocky couple of months and this was his first top-10 since Bristol Motor Speedway’s Food City 500. Bristol is a minor comparative to Dover, so Larson’s strong run was anticipated by some fantasy owners.
May 31 - 5:21 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fourth-quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session for the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway among 23 drivers who went that far. His speed was 154.092 mph.

Larson qualified third and will start out with great track position. Sustainable speed over long runs will allow him to perform well, but he is going to have to have an error-free race to finish in the top 10. That is difficult to predict for the sophomore.
May 30 - 5:57 PM

Kyle Larson rounds out the top three in final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in regard to 10-lap average speeds. His time was 184.085 mph, which was set during his first 10 laps on the track just like Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin.

Like Hamlin, Larson’s single fastest lap was well down the grid with a speed of 184.491 mph that was only 16th-best. Larson needs a good run this week and will probably get it, but there are safer fantasy options.
May 23 - 8:10 PM

Kyle Larson qualified fifth and finished 12th in his first attempt at Kansas Speedway last spring; when he returned that fall, he scored a runner-up finish to Joey Logano and must be considered one of this week’s top picks.

Larson has had this same kind of record on other tracks this year only to see his near-perfect starts stall. The 2015 season trumps his track record and could make him hard to pick in fantasy games.
May 8 - 11:11 AM

Kyle Larson advanced to the round of 12 for the seventh time in eight races this season. The only driver who has more top-12 starts is Keselowski who has been perfect in that regard.

Larson often uses these strong starts as a catalyst to finish well and it is only a matter of time before the No. 42 begins recording top-10 finishes in more than 50 percent of his starts. Climb on the bandwagon now.
Apr 24 - 10:31 PM

Kyle Larson employed an alternate strategy that allowed him to lead 90 laps late in the Food City 500, but he eventually was forced to pit for gas and lost a lap in the process. He raced into the Free Pass position and got back on the lead lap, then surged late in the going with fresh tires to finish seventh.

That was Larson’s third top-12 finish in as many Bristol races. This is rapidly becoming one of Larson’s better tracks with an average finish of better than 10th in three attempts. Finishing seventh marks this as his best finish of 2015 to date.
Apr 20 - 12:20 AM

Kyle Larson posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in Bristol’s first practice session for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer on Friday. His top speed was 123.243 mph from laps 22 through 31.

That put him within a few hundredths of the leader Brad Keselowski. In most games he is less expensive and popular than the driver of the No. 2 and that could make him a good differentiator for one’s roster.
Apr 17 - 4:07 PM

Kyle Larson has been cleared to race next weekend at Texas, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.

A statement from the team says that he has been cleared after "a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical staff from NASCAR," but no cause for his fainting spell has been given.
Apr 2 - 12:26 PM