Larson skips XFINITY race to focus on Cup race

Kyle Larson decided to forego the NASCAR XFINITY Series race Saturday at Daytona to focus on Sunday’s Coke Zero 400.. “The XFINITY cars and the Cup cars don’t race anything alike, I don’t think, on superspeedways,” Larson said. “The style of racing is not my favorite.” Larson, who is 18th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings and needs to win a race to secure a...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Abreu Captures Columbus Checkers

Rico Abreu made a name for himself wheeling an open-wheel car on dirt. It hasn’t taken long to get acclimated to stock car racing on asphalt. In only his seventh start, the 23-year-old from St. Helena, California, earned his first NASCAR win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Columbus Motor Speedway Saturday night. With his victory in the NAPA 150, Abreu continues his...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reigning midget champion Rico Abreu gets 1st stock car win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Rico Abreu has earned his first career stock car victory, racing to the win at Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio. Abreu set a track record in winning the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event. He then held on for the victory. Abreu is the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year's Chili Bowl. He made his stock car debut at...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson visits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway VNR

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing and one of NASCAR's rising stars, visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, June 30, in advance of the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 26. Larson drove media around the famed 2.5-mile oval in a 1994 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Pace Car from the inaugural Brickyard...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East News & Notes: Columbus

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to action Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway and Rev Racing hopes to continue its recent success at the Ohio oval. Since 2011, Columbus has held four K&N East races and Rev Racing has won three of those competitions. Darrell Wallace Jr. won the inaugural event for the team in 2011, Daniel Suarez scored his first series win at the track...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Let's hit the road: Get ready for Sunday's race at Sonoma Raceway

The first road course race of the 2015 season is upon us. Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway will put drivers and teams to the test throughout the day, as they navigate the hilly terrain while turning both left and right. The track has proven to be tricky for some drivers, but fast for others. Drivers such as Paul Menard, Casey Mears, Aric Almirola and Alex Kennedy all...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson to drive purple Viva Vantage car at Sonoma

Viva Vantage will be prominently displayed on the No. 42 Chevrolet SS driven by Kyle Larson this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Larson will trade in his normally red and white Target colors for a purple car this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the first road course event of the season. Though 14 races this season Larson had a top-five and five finishes inside the top-10.  
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. takes Kyle Larson with him on Germany trip -- sort of

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has spent the Sprint Cup Series' off-week vacationing in Germany with new fiancee Amy, sister Kelley, brother-in-law LW and JR Motorsports employee Martin Frederick. Perhaps Junior should have also brought fellow Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson along. That's because in a round-about way, he's already there. Check it out.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson was OK with calculated risk—even though it failed

Given his position in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, Kyle Larson understands that his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team may have to go for broke to win a race and qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR sprint Cup. That’s exactly what happened on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, when Larson’s crew chief, Chris Heroy, kept the car on the track in hopes it would be...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Call me Jamie: Kyle Larson tweets embarrassing photo of McMurray

Jamie McMurray took part in a Motor Racing Outreach event Saturday at Michigan International Speedway celebrating Father's Day, and his teammate Kyle Larson shared an embarrassing picture of McMurray from the event to social media.  The picture shows McMurray wearing a purple hat, make up, pantyhose and jewlery.  Despite the embarrassing picture, we're proud of McMurray for being...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

As Larson eyes another Rolex 24, Logano would like to join him

Now that Ford Motor Co. will race its $400,000 2016 Ford GT supercar next season, it's caught the attention of a couple of NASCAR's young stars. In a press conference in France Friday morning, Ford announced it will compete in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans with its radical update of the Ford GT and a team fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing. Later in the morning at Michigan International...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fire ‘Em Up Friday – Pocono and Texas Edition

Matthew T. Thacker/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 June 5, 2015 The NASCAR schedule opens the month of June with action from both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, although the two will be in two different locations for the weekend. The Cup Series cars will head to the “Tricky Triangle” of Pocono Raceway, while the...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Larson looking for answers during puzzling sophomore slump

DOVER, Del. (AP) Kyle Larson sounded like so many defeated drivers who could only watch as Jimmie Johnson hoisted his 10th winner's trophy at Dover. ''I figured it would be tough to have a shot at Jimmie,'' Larson said. While Johnson has left a trail of contenders in his dirty air over the last 13 years at Dover, Larson at least left the track feeling a bit like a winner. The NASCAR...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Comeback kid: Kyle Larson rebounds at Dover and aims to build on it

What a difference a week makes for sophomore Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson. After struggling at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600 the previous week, Larson was able to rebound last Sunday at Dover International Speedway and record his best finish of the season to date. "Really happy with how our team rebounded from last week," Larson said after his third-pace finish. ...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson Racing Presents the Outlaw Kart Showcase

The most lucrative one-night event in Outlaw Kart racing history will take place on Tuesday, September 8 at Cycleland Speedway in Chico, Calif. The Outlaw Kart Showcase, presented by Kyle Larson Racing, will offer a $20,000 purse in the Outlaw Kart Open Division with a staggering $5,000 going to the overall high point earner during the night. The Outlaw Kart Showcase will also host...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Larson’s Optimistic at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet, was one of a hand full of drivers that tested at Richmond a few weeks back. The weather for the test had a strong cloud cover and Larson had a positive and strong test. Weather forecast for Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond International Raceway is supposed to be cloudy and rainy. “The more consistent...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson Leaves Bristol with Solid Run

The beginning of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season isn’t exactly how sophomore driver Kyle Larson would have wanted it to start off. Over the course of the first eight races, Larson has no top-fives and three top-10 finishes. But Larson missed the sixth race of the season at Martinsville, when on the eve of race day he fainted at a fan appearance. Regan Smith filled in and drove...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson survives scare after running into Landon Cassill

Sophomore driver Kyle Larson used a bit of pit strategy to grab the race lead just past the 345-lap mark of Sunday's Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer at Bristol Motor Speedway, but he had a big scare just a handful of laps later. Maintaining a large lead over the rest of the field, Larson was working behind lapped traffic when he made contact with Landon...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fainting spell provides learning experience for Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson’s recent sheet time at hospitals in Martinsville, Virginia, and Charlotte drove home a fact of life most 22-year-olds are not ready to accept. “Yeah, definitely when you are young you think you are bulletproof, and that’s just one little instance that shows you that you aren’t,” Larson said Friday upon resuming his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career at Texas Motor...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

AXE® White Label Hits the Track at Texas Motor Speedway with Kyle Larson and the No. 42 Chevrolet SS

Kyle Larson looks to stay cool and confident at Texas Motor Speedway with Target partner AXE® as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 Chevrolet SS. The paint scheme will highlight the new AXE® White Label grooming line and the AXE® White Label Collective, a mentorship program designed to give people the coaching and opportunities needed to “take the leap” and turn aspiration...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Larson Attributes Dehydration To Fainting Following Martinsville Autograph Session

Following an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway, Kyle Larson fainted. With doctors wanting to run tests and make sure the 2014 Sonoco Rookie of the Year was fine, he missed the STP 500. Speaking with the media on Thursday afternoon, Larson says he’s fine – having been cleared to return to competition at Texas Motor Speedway – and attributed his fainting due to being...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson cleared to return to NASCAR action

Last year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson has been cleared to return to racing action after missing last weekend’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Larson will return to the seat of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for next weekend’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates released the following statement...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson medically cleared to return to Sprint Cup competition

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced Thursday afternoon that second-year driver Kyle Larson has been medically cleared to return to Sprint Cup Series competition in next weekend's Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.   The 22-year-old driver sat out Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway while undergoing tests at a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital after fainting...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson cleared to return to racing activities

“Following a thorough review of all the test results by his attending physicians and in conjunction with the medical staff from NASCAR, Kyle Larson has been medically cleared to return to all NASCAR related activities beginning at Texas Motor Speedway next weekend, April 10-11.” Kyle Larson will hold a media availability later this afternoon. More details to follow.CGR PR
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Larson Out of Hospital, Not Cleared to Race

Chip Ganassi Racing released a statement on Tuesday, March 31st saying that Kyle Larson was released from hospital last night, finishing up the final medical tests that he was required to do today. “He is currently waiting for final doctor recommendations in order to clear him to return to all NASCAR related activities,” the statement continues. Larson was hospitalized after...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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