Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  By By Lee Spencer  |  Last updated 11/16/13
Kyle Larson lost the Ford EcoBoost 300 - but was awarded the Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year award as his consolation prize. "It means a lot to me to win the Rookie of the Year in the Nationwide Series," said the 21-year-old Earnhardt Ganassi Racing development driver, who finished second in Saturday's race. "A lot of the veterans in the past and in the current Cup Series have won the Rookie of the Year. To add my name to that list hopefully means I'm doing something good." Larson led the most laps (54) Saturday in his first start at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but lost the lead to winner Brad Keselowski with three laps remaining in the race. Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne rounded out the top five. "As far as tonight went, I think we definitely had the best car on the long run," Larson said. "Short runs, we were maybe fourth or fifth best. After seven or eight laps, we were really, really good. I got on the wall three or four times. Seemed like every time I did, it ...
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