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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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Kyle Larson’s Chevrolet failed to clear inspection and as a result he did not make a qualification lap. He will line up at the tail end of the field for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Only he and Corey LaJoie failed to clear inspection this week, so Larson has a lot of cars ahead of him. The good news here is that he is going to make up a ton of place-differential points en route to a top-10 finish. May 25 - 7:38 PM

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Kyle Larson hit the wall hard exiting turn two during Thursday’s practice for the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and appeared to do fairly major damage to his Chevrolet.

The car just shot up the track and took a hard lick on the right rear tire. This might necessitate the rolling out of a backup. He was seven minutes from the end of the session.
May 25 - 3:22 PM

Kyle Larson made a dramatic pass on Jimmie Johnson in the final lap of the All-star race and finished second.

Larson was the class of the field most of the evening, but he came out of the pits fifth and that was just too much room to overcome.
May 20 - 9:39 PM

Kyle Larson has made one previous start in the All-star race and he is almost certain to finish better this year than last.

Larson advanced into the race with a segment win in the Open, but he crashed a few laps short of the checkers and finished 16th.
May 20 - 2:57 PM

With a speed of 143.839 mph, Kyle Larson won the pole for Saturday night’s All-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The All-star race feature old-style pit stops with no speed limit—and it is notable that one of NASCAR’s throwback racers won the pole. Similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks are also kind to this Young Gun, so he should be considered a threat to win Saturday night’s exhibition race.
May 20 - 12:32 AM

Kyle Larson finished sixth in the 400 at Kansas Speedway, which was his fourth consecutive top-10 on one of the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.

Larson had an adventurous weekend. He was forced to roll out a backup after crashing in final practice and slapped the wall a couple of times during the race. A top-five would have been nice, but Larson’s fantasy owners should feel pretty pleased with his sixth.
May 14 - 12:52 AM

Kyle Larson got loose in turns two and three early in the second practice session for the 400 at Kansas Speedway and tagged the wall. The damage to his car was fairly significant.

With only 80 minutes remaining in practice before qualification and Saturday’s race, it is likely this team will chose to roll out the backup so they can get some track time.
May 12 - 1:41 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Larson (No. 42 Chevrolet SS), driving the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro, won the ToyotaCare 250, his seventh victory in 96 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is his second NXS victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2017. It is his first victory and third top-10 finish in five NXS races at Richmond International Raceway (RIR). Justin Allgaier (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in 13 races at RIR and his fourth top-10 finish in 2017. Pole-sitter Daniel Hemric (finished third) posted his first top-10 finish at RIR in his first start at the track. Hemric (third) was the highest finishing rookie. Elliott Sadler (finished seventh) leads the point standings by 41 points over Justin Allgaier.
Apr 29 - 8:52 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in practice for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway with a speed of 119.074 mph.

He was not happy in Happy Hour, however; Larson complained of a loose condition throughout the session and never seemed to get rid of it. In games that limit allocations, it will be safest to give him the weekend off. Hang onto him in keeper leagues because he is still the hottest driver on the circuit.
Apr 29 - 12:27 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Larson, driving the No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Int'l Raceway.

The average speed of 115.405 mph was best of the 29 cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 7 Justin Allgaier, No. 20 Kyle Benjamin, No. 3 Ty Dillon and No. 2 Austin Dillon are the rest of the top-five on this list.
Apr 28 - 4:26 PM

In addition to driving his regular No. 42 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Toyota Owners 400, Kyle Larson will pilot the No. 42 CreditOne Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Int'l Raceway (RIR) on Saturday.

This is his fourth NXS start of 2017. In four previous NXS starts at RIR, Larson has one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 13.5, average finishing position of 9.8. This will be his first NXS at RIR start since September 2014.-Chip Ganassi Racing
Apr 28 - 10:51 AM

Kyle Larson finished sixth in the Food City 500, which snapped a three-race streak of results 24th or worse at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Larson accomplished this by going where the competition was not. He ran the high line for most of the weekend and found an advantage. Ironically, his chance at earning his first career top-five on this track ended when he ran up on the lapped car of Derrike Cope in the closing laps.
Apr 24 - 5:48 PM

Persistent rain has caused NASCAR to delay the start of the Food City 500 until Monday, 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Rain had plagued the weekend, including washing out qualification. When the race begins, Kyle Larson will lead the field.
Apr 23 - 1:32 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Larson, driving the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro, won the Coors Light Pole Award for today's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 with a lap of 127.988 mph.

This is his second pole in 95 NXS races and his first pole and fourth top-10 NXS start in 2017. It is Larson's second pole in eight NXS races at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). Cup driver Austin Dillon (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2017 and his eighth in eight NXS races at BMS. Cole Custer (third), the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender, posted his first top-10 start at BMS. It is his fifth in seven races this season.
Apr 22 - 11:06 AM

Kyle Larson spun with 10 minutes remaining in the Saturday morning practice session and made slight contact with the wall.

Larson was testing the upper groove and barely stepped over the line. It doesn’t take much of a mistake at Bristol to go into the spin cycle, however. Larson’s damage was cosmetic and he will not need to roll out a backup.
Apr 22 - 9:22 AM