With an average finish of 6.2 in five starts, Dover International Speedway is Kyle Larson’s best track. All but one of his starts there has ended in a top-10.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which completed a perfect sweep of these sessions. He was also fastest on Friday and Saturday morning.
Chase contending drivers Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. tied for the fastest single lap in practice at 132.186 mph. That was an identical time down to the thousandth of a second: 28.814.
Kyle Larson posted the single fastest lap in the first practice session for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 135.941 mph. He was 0.010 seconds faster than fellow playoff contender Chase Elliott.
Kyle Larson used Richmond International Raceway as a test for New Hampshire Motor Speedway because he has struggled on that track the past two seasons—and he was seriously disappointed that he failed to build up a points’ buffer at Chicagoland Speedway. He needs to take a longer perspective, however, because this has not been a bad track overall.
Kyle Larson was forced to start the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 from the back of the pack after changing a transmission. He patiently made his way into the top 10 and was in sight of a top-five finish at Chicagoland Speedway before a flat right tire sent him to the pits with a handful of laps remaining. Larson lost a lap in the process, and with only one green-white-checkered attempt, he was stranded in 18th at the end.
Kyle Larson will replace a broken transmission and that will make him drop to the back of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 pack at Chicagoland Speedway. His official starting position will be listed as 10th and that is how place-differential points will be calculated.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway with a speed of 183.299 mph.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland. His top speed was 185.995 mph.
Kyle Larson has scored two top-15s and finished on the lead lap in his last four races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. He finished 14th at Texas this spring after starting 20th and was 13th at Charlotte Motor Speedway from 24th.
Kyle Larson pitted for tires before the green-white-checkered finish of the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and charged through the field from 13th. On the final lap he got stuck behind Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski, which cost momentum.
Kyle Larson posted a lap of 122.288 mph and will start on the outside pole at Richmond International Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400.
After failing the post-race Laser Inspection Station last week at Darlington Raceway, NASCAR handed down penalties to Ryan Newman and Kyle Larson.
According to NBC’s Dustin Long, the No. 42 and 31 cars both failed the Laser Inspection Station after the Bojangles' Southern 500. There could be a points’ penalty for both teams, which would be extremely costly in Ryan Newman’s bid to overcome one of the other winless drivers for a Chase berth. Kyle Larson has a victory and any points’ deduction would be meaningless.