Larson’s Race Winning Hopes Dashed By Lap 192 Incident

HOMESTEAD, Fla – We’ve always said that if Kyle Larson could make it to the Championship 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, then just go ahead and hand him the title. Due to Larson running the high line around the Homestead-Miami Speedway, he’s hard to beat on the South Florida race track. See, the high line is the fast line around Homestead. But, it’s risky. The track is fast and slick, so you can get out of line quickly and find the outside SAFER barrier. The risk vs. reward…

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Will Larson Play Spoiler Sunday In Homestead, Playoff Drivers Think So

Kyle Larson is certainly ending the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on a roll. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, despite being eliminated from playoff contention in the Round of 12, has three top five finishes in his last four starts on the season. Now, can he keep it going on Sunday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and in fact play spoiler? Larson, is arguably the top driver in NASCAR today at Homestead. In four NASCAR XFINITY Series starts, he has a win and a worst finish of seventh. Three…

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Laron Quietly Ending 2018 On A High Note, As Pitting Late Enables Him To 3rd Place Finish

AVONDALE, AZ – Kyle Larson is carrying some big momentum with him to 2019. Despite being eliminated from playoff contention a few weeks ago in Kansas, it hasn’t stopped his No. 42 Chevrolet team from trying. Larson, earned his second straight top five finish on the year and his third in the last four races. He quietly finished third in Sunday’s Can Am 500 as he’s starting to look faster and faster by the week. 

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Larson’s 3rd Place Finish Comes Up Just Short With Being Eliminated From The Playoffs

Last year, Kyle Larson’s engine blew in the first stage of the Round of 12 cutoff race at the Kansas Speedway. That eliminated him from the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. On Sunday, he brought his No. 42 Chevrolet home third in the Hollywood Casino 400 and still was eliminated again. Larson, didn’t look like he’d have this much speed in him this weekend when he was only sixth and 20th respectively in the two Saturday practice sessions. He initially qualified 27th but due to a practice crash…

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Larson Having a Rough Weekend Thus Far In Kansas

Kyle Larson knew that he likely needed to win Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in order to continue on in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Leaving last weekend’s penultimate race of the Round of 12 at the Talladega Superspeedway, Larson was 26 points behind the cutoff line. But, during the week, his No. 42 Chevrolet was found to be in violation of the NASCAR damaged parts policy and was issued a L-1 penalty. That cost him 10 more championship points. 

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Larson’s L-1 Penalty Forces Him With A Must Win Scenario In Kansas

It’s Game 7 of the an early round playoff matchup. Do-or-die time. If you don’t win, you’ll be eliminated from playoff contention. That’s the very scenario that Kyle Larson is now facing for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). NASCAR’s weekly penalty report was released on Wednesday and the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series received an L1-level penalty for an infraction found following Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, according to the NASCAR penalty report.

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Larson Makes It Onto Round Of 12 After Johnson, Earnhardt Incidents In Final Corner On Final Lap

CONCORD, NC – The opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs came down to the final turn on the final lap. Jimmie Johnson was well on his way to his first top five finish since May 27 and well on his way to a second round playoff berth. He was running in second in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 heading into the final few corners on the infield portion of the front stretch. All he had to do was take it easy and finish there and he…

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Chip Ganassi Racing Surging With Larson’s Top 5 Finish

Kyle Larson looked to be the fastest driver on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway race track until his right front tire went down on his No. 42 Chevrolet on Lap 70. He moved up from his 12th place starting spot all the way up to the top three with 10 laps-to-go in the opening stage of Sunday’s South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Then, the tire went down. 

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Last Pit Stop Gets Keselowski Southern 500 Win For Weekend Sweep, 1-2 Penske Finish

Heading into the final pit stop of the race at the Darlington Raceway, it appeared that Sunday night’s Southern 500 was going to be Kyle Larson’s to lose. He dominated the entire 367 Lap race in his No. 42 Chevrolet including taking a win in each of the two stages of the night. If the race would have gone caution free in the closing stages like the rest of the night had practically gone, Larson would have ended up in victory lane. Instead, it was Brad Keselowski doing all the…

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Larson Leads 284 Laps In Sunday’s Southern 500 But Fails To Win

Kyle Larson’s winless streak reaches 35 races as the last time he won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was in the 2017 regular season finale at the Richmond Raceway. But, for the first 345 laps in Sunday night’s Southern 500, it appeared that he’d be the one celebrating in victory lane at the historic Darlington Raceway. Instead, a late race caution brought all the leaders back down pit road with 22 laps-to-go and Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet pit crew had a 14-second stop. Brad Keselowski’s crew got him…

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