Kyle Larson’s backup car posted the third-fastest single lap in the final practice session for the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland. His top speed was 185.918 mph.
Less than five minutes into the second practice session at Chicagoland for the MyAFibStory.com 400, Kyle Larson apparently cut a left front tire and pounded the turn two wall. He will have to go to a backup car.
Kyle Larson has earned three top-15s in six races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this season, which is an average of 50 percent. If he runs well this week, he will establish the No. 42 team as a top pick on this track type.
Kyle Larson has earned only one short, flat track top-15 this year, but it was a solid third-place finish in the Camping World RV Sales 301.
Kyle Larson finished eighth in the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta and for much of the race, it seemed that would be enough to put him in contention for a Chase berth after Clint Bowyer developed drive train problems. Kasey Kahne’s victory changed the dynamic, but left Larson’s hopes for a playoff spot alive.
Kyle Larson has been consistently strong everywhere NASCAR has raced this year, but some of his most modest results have come on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. With the exception of a fifth at Texas and 12th at Kansas, the remainder of his efforts ended outside the top 15.
Kyle Larson was the top finishing rookie in Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race, but his weekend was not without drama. He finished 12th after rolling off the grid 40th.
Kyle Larson crashed on his first lap of qualification for the Irwin Tools Night Race. He damaged both the right rear and left front of his No. 42 Chevrolet.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Irwin Tools Night Race. His top speed of 131.083 mph easily eclipsed the old track record of 129.991 mph set this spring by Denny Hamlin.
Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson tops the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice session for the Nationwide Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson posted the second fastest single lap with a speed of 199.695 mph and he was also the second quickest during a 10-lap average with a 197.971 mph.
Kyle Larson was the fastest freshman in the second practice session for the Pure Michigan 400. He posted the seventh-fastest lap overall with a speed of 202.680 mph.
Kyle Larson enters the Pure Michigan 400 with two top-10 finishes in two Cup starts on NASCAR’s two-mile tracks. He should challenge for another top-10 finish this week.
Kyle Larson qualified only 23rd for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen and did not show very much speed in practice. He surged when he needed to, however, and finished fourth on Sunday.