"Kyle Larson and his team each were docked 15 points for a P3 penalty from a postrace inspection failure at Michigan International Speedway," according to NBC Sports’ Nate Ryan. Larson finished third in the FireKeepers Casino 400. The points’ penalty drops the team from 19th to 21st in the standings.
Kyle Larson raced Chase Elliott for second-place at Dover International Speedway three weeks ago as they battled to catch Matt Kenseth. At Michigan International Speedway in the FireKeepers Casino 400, Larson and Elliott raced to see who would be Joey Logano’s top competition. Larson finished third, which is his second top-five in the past four races.
Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson won the Inaugural Pocono Green 250, his fourth victory in 82 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.
In six attempts on 2.5-mile flat tracks, Kyle Larson has never finished worse than 12th and he has scored top-10s in two-thirds of his attempts.
Kyle Larson went from the lead to the garage with two laps remaining in the 2016 All-star race. He attempted to side-draft Joey Logano to keep that car at bay, but got himself loose and slapped the wall. The damage was significant enough to cause him to finish 16th.
In a reprise of last week’s final laps in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson raced side-by-side. This time it was for the win instead of second, however. Elliott had the pass made on the outside until he was squeezed into the wall by Larson and the No. 42 advanced to the All-star race. The two drivers were wrecking as they came down the length of the frontstretch.
Kyle Larson finished second to Matt Kenseth at Dover in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism and this was likely his best opportunity ever to win his first Cup race. He was considerably faster than the No. 20, but got embroiled in a battle in lapped traffic with the No. 24 in the closing laps and lost ground to the leader. Larson caught Kenseth, but was unwilling to spin him out of the lead.
Kyle Larson was notably fast in the second practice session for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. His top speed of 156.576 mph placed him sixth on the speed chart.
A 14th-place finish in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway was the first time in his last six attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks that Kyle Larson cracked the top 15 and was one on only two top-25s in that span.
Kyle Larson has struggled several times this season, but he has earned top-15s in half of his 2016 starts. His best result was a third on the short, flat track of Martinsville Speedway three weeks ago.
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.