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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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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

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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

Kyle Larson enters the Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway with a current three-race streak of top-15s.

Larson’s best effort in the past three weeks came at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but that race is hardly predictive of how a driver will run on any other track. He was 14th at Martinsville Speedway two weeks ago and that informs players about Phoenix to a greater degree.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson (No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS), driving the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro, won the O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, his fifth victory in 90 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is his second victory and 13th top-10 NXS finish in 2016 and his first victory and third top-10 finish in seven NXS races at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski (finished second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 18 NXS races at TMS. Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 19 races at TMS. Erik Jones (fourth) was the highest finishing NXS Chase driver and Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 11:41:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson, driving the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro, led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.

The lap of 185.599 mph lap was the best of the 37 cars completing laps in this session. No. 19 Daniel Suarez, No. 18 Matt Tifft, No. 20 Erik Jones and No. 88 Kevin Harvick are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Martin Roy, in the No. 90 Chevrolet Camaro, was the slowest.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a speed of 96.088 mph.

This has not been a great track for Larson overall, but he finally recorded his first career top-15 this spring. He started 17th in the STP 500 and finished third. This week, he advanced to the final round of time trials and rolls off the grid 11th.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 01:27:00 PM