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Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-42
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 120

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Kyle Larson rounds out the top three in final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in regard to 10-lap average speeds. His time was 184.085 mph, which was set during his first 10 laps on the track just like Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin.
Like Hamlin, Larson’s single fastest lap was well down the grid with a speed of 184.491 mph that was only 16th-best. Larson needs a good run this week and will probably get it, but there are safer fantasy options. May 23 - 8:10 PM

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Kyle Larson qualified fifth and finished 12th in his first attempt at Kansas Speedway last spring; when he returned that fall, he scored a runner-up finish to Joey Logano and must be considered one of this week’s top picks.

Larson has had this same kind of record on other tracks this year only to see his near-perfect starts stall. The 2015 season trumps his track record and could make him hard to pick in fantasy games.
May 8 - 11:11 AM

Kyle Larson advanced to the round of 12 for the seventh time in eight races this season. The only driver who has more top-12 starts is Keselowski who has been perfect in that regard.

Larson often uses these strong starts as a catalyst to finish well and it is only a matter of time before the No. 42 begins recording top-10 finishes in more than 50 percent of his starts. Climb on the bandwagon now.
Apr 24 - 10:31 PM

Kyle Larson employed an alternate strategy that allowed him to lead 90 laps late in the Food City 500, but he eventually was forced to pit for gas and lost a lap in the process. He raced into the Free Pass position and got back on the lead lap, then surged late in the going with fresh tires to finish seventh.

That was Larson’s third top-12 finish in as many Bristol races. This is rapidly becoming one of Larson’s better tracks with an average finish of better than 10th in three attempts. Finishing seventh marks this as his best finish of 2015 to date.
Apr 20 - 12:20 AM

Kyle Larson posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in Bristol’s first practice session for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer on Friday. His top speed was 123.243 mph from laps 22 through 31.

That put him within a few hundredths of the leader Brad Keselowski. In most games he is less expensive and popular than the driver of the No. 2 and that could make him a good differentiator for one’s roster.
Apr 17 - 4:07 PM

Kyle Larson has been cleared to race next weekend at Texas, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.

A statement from the team says that he has been cleared after "a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical staff from NASCAR," but no cause for his fainting spell has been given.
Apr 2 - 12:26 PM

Kyle Larson was released from the hospital Monday night and is awaiting the results of his tests before receiving medical clearance to return to the seat of his No. 42 Chevrolet, according to NBC’s Nate Ryan.

All reports from the hospital indicated that Larson was feeling fine and nothing was being found. Medical mysteries can be difficult to process and without the identification of a cause, NASCAR could be reluctant to allow him to compete. Stay tuned to see how this impacts the fantasy game.
Mar 31 - 4:06 PM

Regan Smith will replace Kyle Larson in the No. 42, according to a report from NBC’s Nate Ryan. Make certain Larson is not on any of your rosters.

The team issued a press release that said, "Although all tests came back negative and Larson feels completely fine, the doctors felt he should be held for more testing today. Subsequently, Larson will be unable to race today in the STP 500 in Martinsville. Regan Smith has agreed to fill-in for Larson today in the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS."
Mar 29 - 10:54 AM

Kyle Larson fainted during an autograph session at Martinsville and was taken to a local hospital, according to NBC’s Nate Ryan. He was evaluated and "felt fine," but doctors sent him to Charlotte for further tests. The team believes he should be able to start the STP 500.

Larson will need to get clearance from NASCAR to race and fantasy owners want to keep an eye on this developing story before allocating a start to the No. 42.
Mar 28 - 11:16 PM

Kyle Larson finished 10th in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix to earn his second top-10 in as many races. He finished eighth the week before at Las Vegas.

Next week’s venue Auto Club was the site of one of his best efforts as a rookie. He finished second to Kyle Busch, who will not be in attendance this week. Larson could earn his first Cup trophy on the same track where he got his first XFINITY win last year.
Mar 16 - 9:58 PM

Kyle Larson earned his first top-10 of the 2015 season by finishing eighth in the Kobalt 400.

Larson was almost never out of contention for that position. He logged approximately 210 laps among the top 10 from the 267 that made up the race distance. He will be strong again in two weeks at Auto Club.
Mar 8 - 11:30 PM

Kyle Larson posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice. His speed was 184.215 mph in his first 10 circuits on the track.

Larson’s status as a dark horse to win is underscored by this speed.
Mar 7 - 4:01 PM

Kyle Larson posted the second-quickest, 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session at Las Vegas with a 188.088 mph from laps 4 through 13.

Larson is at his best on tracks with multiple grooves. His first win could come this week at Vegas or in a couple of weeks at Auto Club, which makes him an interesting dark horse pick.
Mar 7 - 3:22 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Kobalt 400. His top speed was 191.646 mph.

That was posted in the final two minutes of the session. He leapfrogged over Jeff Gordon’s lap of 191.225 mph, which was also set late in the afternoon. As the track cools during the evening, look for these speeds to continue to increase and there is the potential for a new track record.
Mar 6 - 4:17 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in Friday’s practice session. His top speed was 192.989 mph. He also had the fastest 10-lap average at 185.537 mph among three drivers who ran long runs.

Larson finished in the top 10 on this track last year as a rookie. He should be considered a favorite to back that up with another top-10.
Feb 27 - 2:41 PM