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Kyle Larson

Team: Chip Ganassi Racing-42
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 120

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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.
Three of Larson’s four races in which he failed to crack the top 15 came as the result of crash damage, which suggests he will be a solid value as long as he stays out of trouble. Unfortunately, that is an intangible that is impossible to predict. Apr 21 - 8:36 PM

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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.

Larson forced his way into the top five in the closing laps and finished ahead of most of the favorites. That will give him confidence when the series returns in the fall and he could be poised to sweep Martinsville’s top 10 this year.
Apr 3 - 5:22 PM

Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His top speed was 95.468 mph.

Larson had a lot of speed in Friday’s session as well with the fifth-fastest lap, but he missed the mark in qualification and dropped to 17th on the grid. Expect flashes of speed on Sunday, but he a mistake sometime during the race will probably put him mid-pack when the checkers wave.
Apr 2 - 1:56 PM

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.

Larson has shown promise on this track, but he has not fulfilled it with a best result of only 19th. Fantasy owners should evaluate him only this week.
Apr 1 - 7:08 PM

Kyle Larson posted the quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the STP 500 with a speed of 94.369 mph.

Larson qualified well for this race last year, but did not get a chance to race because of a fainting spell. Watch him closely in Saturday’s practice and he could be a good dark horse.
Apr 1 - 1:14 PM

Greg Biffle ran into Kyle Larson in the second practice session for the Auto Club 400. Both cars were significantly damaged.

They may not need to roll out backup cars, but fantasy owners need to watch for updates Sunday morning just in case. Neither driver will have to give up great position if that happens because Biffle qualified 22nd and Larson would drop from 32nd.
Mar 19 - 3:19 PM

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.

Larson has always been strong on unrestricted, intermediate speedways and he could challenge for the pole. His best qualification effort to date on this track landed him third on the grid and he finished eighth in that 2014 contest.
Feb 26 - 12:27 PM

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.

Larson was one of several drivers five laps down in the 2015 Quicktrip 500, but if he can stay out of trouble this weekend he will challenge for a top-10 once more. He is a risky proposition at his salary cap level in most games, however, and there are better mid-range picks.
Feb 25 - 6:45 PM

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.

In three previous NXS starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, Larson has two top-five and three top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 6.3 and average finishing position of sixth. His best start was second and his best result was third, both coming in August 2014.-CGR
Feb 24 - 9:55 PM

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.

Larson finally avoided trouble as every other race on this track resulted in some crash damage. This could be a turning point for the Young Gun, but cautious fantasy owners might want to wait and see if he can score another top-10 in July before jumping on his bandwagon.
Feb 21 - 6:46 PM

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.

Notably both the winner Denny Hamlin and third-place Paul Menard were among the injured. The 2016 Sprint Unlimited was one of attrition.
Feb 13 - 10:24 PM

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.

Both drivers ran more than 24 laps, which should give them a great feel for a fast draft.
Feb 12 - 5:58 PM

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.

In Larson’s four point’s races at DIS, the Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) #42 Chevrolet driver has an average start of 24.0 and an average finish of 36.8. While he does have one win at Daytona, in a sportscar at the 2015 Rolex 24, Larson’s luck has not been as good in the Sprint Cup series, finishing on the lead lap in only one of his four starts.-CGR
Feb 12 - 12:20 PM

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.

This ranks Larson at the bottom of the chart when one considers marquee teams, but he does have a single top-10 to his credit. This came in the May 2014 Talladega SuperSpeedway race and gives his fans a little hope that he could run well in the Daytona 500. Still, he is not worth the fantasy risk.
Feb 3 - 1:29 PM

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.

Larson, along with Jamie McMurray, Tony Dixon, and Tony Kanaan were attempting to defend last year’s 24 Hour title, but had already lost many laps to brake problems before the crash occurred. Still, Larson gained road course racing experience and will be a better value on that track type in 2016 than he was in 2015.
Feb 1 - 12:26 PM