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Practice Makes Perfect… Spending nearly two weeks in Daytona and competing in 5 races prior to his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut, Larson has spent plenty of time at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Claiming an impressive second-place finish in the ARCA Racing Series Lucas Oil 200 last Saturday, the young driver gained some drafting experience in his first restrictor-plate race that he will carry with him to pilot the No. 32 Clorox Camaro this weekend.
“The ARCA race was a lot different from what I think we’ll see in the Nationwide race, but I was able to learn a little at the beginning about side drafting when we were running three wide in the pack,” Larson said. “Staying out of trouble will be important, so hopefully we can get a good qualifying run in and run up front this Saturday too.”
Along for the Full Ride… With a near-flawless performance in his first ever restrictor plate racing experience, Larson was approved by NASCAR to compete at the NNS level at Daytona this weekend. The approval was the last that the Earnhardt Ganasasi development driver needed, leaving the door open for him to compete for the 2013 NNS Champoinship title with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM). Larson, the 20-year-old driver from Elk Grove, Calif., will a make his series debut behind the wheel of the No. 32 Clorox Chevrolet Camaro fielded by TSM during Daytona Speedweeks in the DRIVE4COPD 300 NNS race on February 23. Larson will also compete for NNS Rookie of the Year honors.
This Week’s Camaro… The No. 32 Clorox Chevrolet team and crew chief Trent Owens have prepared chassis TSM-111 for Larson at Daytona International Speedway. This particular chassis was completely rebuilt over the off season and will hit the track with a clean slate this weekend.
Kyle Larson Daytona International Speedway: “It’s hard to plan a strategy when it comes to these restrictor plate races because things change so quickly every lap. I started to get the feel for side drafting last weekend, and I think that’s something that will carry over for this Saturday. I think the Nationwide cars will be a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to just getting behind the wheel and getting this season started with Turner Scott Motorsports.”
-Turner-Scott Motorsports PR
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