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Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-42
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 120

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Kyle Larson posted the quickest 10-lp average in the first practice session for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a 125.701 from laps 33 through 42.
Larson also made long runs in final practice and landed second on the 10-lap average chart. He qualified 12th and is close enough to the front to use his durability and climb slowly through the field. This spring he started 14th en route to a seventh-place finish. Aug 21 - 9:59 PM

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With only one minute remaining on the clock, Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in practice for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. His fastest lap was 129.833 mph, which was 0.142 seconds faster than Matt Kenseth.

Larson needs to win in order to qualify for the Chase and this has actually been a good track for him in his short career. In three previous starts, he has never finished worse than 12th at Bristol and has an average of 9.7.
Aug 21 - 1:03 PM

Kyle Larson has started only one previous race at Watkins Glen International and he was not very impressive in time trials last year. He posted the 23rd-fastest lap and was forced to come from the middle of the pack.

Despite his modest start, he finished fourth in his previous outing. This year he will not have to work as hard from the beginning of the afternoon with a sixth-place effort for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. He needs an incident-free race to score a top-10, but that is well within reach.
Aug 8 - 9:07 PM

Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

The No. 42 Crest Chevrolet Camaro driver ran a fast lap of 123.623 mph. No. 12 Joey Logano, No. 33 Paul Menard, No. 3 Ty Dillon and No. 22 Brad Keselowski round out the top-five of the 40 cars out on the track. The No. 40 Toyota driven by Josh Reaume was the slowest in the final practice session.
Aug 7 - 5:55 PM

Kyle Larson snapped a long streak of bad luck in the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard. His ninth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was his first top-10 in six starts and it broke a three-race streak of finishes in the 30s.

Larson needs to keep his streak alive as the series heads to Pocono Raceway. In three previous starts there, he has never finished worse than 11th.
Jul 27 - 9:30 AM

Kyle Larson posted the quickest 10-lap average in the second practice session among the three drivers who went that far. His speed was 174.896 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.

In the first practice session he was the only driver to post at least 10 consecutive laps. Larson finished in the top 10 last year and should be in good shape to back that up with another this week.
Jul 24 - 3:11 PM

Kyle Larson was the only driver to post at least 10 consecutive laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Friday morning’s practice session with a speed of 175.313 mph from laps eight through 17.

Most drivers worked on qualification set up, so it is difficult to read too much into Larson’s speed, but he should have a head start on his race setup in the next two practices.
Jul 24 - 11:43 AM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single fastest time in Friday morning’s practice for the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 133.708 mph.

Larson was extremely stout at New Hampshire last year with a third in this race and a second in the fall, but he was not a particularly strong qualifier. His best start was an eighth in the fall. If he backs this practice speed up with a strong qualification run, he could be one of this week’s favorites to win.
Jul 17 - 1:00 PM

After posting the fastest single lap in the first practice session on Friday morning—and winning the pole in the process when rain canceled qualification—Kyle Larson backed up his time with another league-leading session in final practice with a speed of 178.412 mph.

The speeds were uniformly slower, but most of the drivers worked on race trim this session. The fastest in the morning were working on qualification trim. Larson is an intriguing mid-cap pick.
Jul 10 - 6:08 PM

Persistent rain suspended nearly all of the morning practices at Kentucky and caused NASCAR to make an early announcement that qualification would also be canceled. Kyle Larson will lead the field to green after setting the fastest time in the abbreviated practice.

Brad Keselowski will line up to his outside with Jeff Gordon and Joey Logano on row two. If the asphalt is dried before Friday night’s XFINITY race, NASCAR will attempt to get the Cup cars back on track for as much time as possible.
Jul 10 - 2:15 PM

Kyle Larson had the fastest single lap in an abbreviated morning practice session at Kentucky Speedway. His top speed was 182.537 mph, which was nearly 9/10ths of a mile better than second-place Brad Keselowski.

Larson qualified well last year and rolled off the grid sixth. He ran also ran well until he was sidelined by an accident on lap 75 of 267.
Jul 10 - 12:21 PM

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

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