Kyle Larson showed a lot of speed and promise in qualification last year with two top-10s. He was unable to start in the spring after a fainting spell and finished 19th in the fall. This week, he started mid-pack in 17th, but quickly clawed his way into the top-10 and spent more than 80 percent of the race inside that mark.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His top speed was 95.468 mph.
Kyle Larson was the driver who lost the most from the first practice session through qualification. In the morning he posted the fifth-fastest lap, but he could only manage to post a time of 96.474 mph that was good enough for 17th on the grid.
Kyle Larson posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the STP 500 with a speed of 94.369 mph.
Greg Biffle ran into Kyle Larson in the second practice session for the Auto Club 400. Both cars were significantly damaged.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session of the week at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500. His top speed was 192.902.
Kyle Larson has made two starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He finished eighth in his first attempt in 2014 and was 26th in this race last year.
Besides driving his #42 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson will also pilot the Chip Ganassi Racing #42 Camaro in Saturday's XFINITY Series (NXS) Heads Up Georgia 250.
Kyle Larson finished seventh in the Daytona 500, which was his first top-30 on this track in a four-race career. His previous top performance was a 34th in last year’s edition of this race after suffering damage during a last-lap crash.
Kyle Larson was one of only two drivers who made it to the checkered flag in the Sprint Unlimited without significant damage. He finished the event fourth.
Kyle Larson (199.344 mph) and Kasey Kahne (199.159) topped the leaderboard in terms of fastest laps run in the first practice session for the Sprint Unlimited.
In only one previous start in the non-points Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona, Kyle Larson has a finish of fifth after the random draw gave him a 25th place start.
Kyle Larson runs well on just about every track that hosts a NASCAR race, but restrictor-plate, superspeedway racing has not been kind to him. His average finish on this track type is 29.88 in eight attempts.
With three hours remaining and after battling brake problems, Kyle Larson crashed the No. 02 Daytona Prototype in the 24 Hours of Daytona, according to NBC’s Daniel McFaddin.