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NASCAR: Could Atlanta Be the Place Kyle Larson Earns His First Cup Victory?

Hampton, GA- Everyone thought Kyle Larson would be among the ones to beat when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Larson, is living up to that hype as he’s been dominating all weekend long as it started with a solid test day on Thursday afternoon at the 1.54-mile … Continue reading NASCAR: Could Atlanta Be the Place Kyle Larson Earns...
Via Race Review Online
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: A.J. Allmendinger Quietly Making Himself a Sleeper for Sunday’s Race in Atlanta

Hampton, GA- When listing the favorites for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500, names like Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Kyle Larson or Jeff Gordon come up. When naming 15 drivers that could win tomorrow’s race from the Atlanta Motor Speedway, no one would probably mention A.J. Allmendinger’s name. But, that is why he … Continue reading NASCAR: A.J. Allmendinger...
Via Race Review Online
18 minutes ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Larson Tops Charts In Opening Atlanta Practice

With the racing at Daytona International Speedway being very different than what is normally seen in Sprint Cup Series competition, many in the garage area claim that the true start of the 2015 season is this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. That coupled with this weekend being the first race with the 2015 rules package, there was much anticipation leading in to Sunday’s...
Via Rubbings Racing
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday Sprint Cup Series practice results: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Kyle Larson paced Friday's lone NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy, led the session with a fast lap of 192.989 mph over Kevin Harvick's top speed of 192.607 mph. Here is the full rundown:
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Atlanta Motor Speedway Testing Concludes

JOPLIN, Mo. - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series turned laps around the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Thursday afternoon for testing. Around 45 of the 48 teams entered for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 participated in both on-track sessions. A total of 42 drivers posted laps around 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway in the first session as it ran for one hour and 25 minutes in length...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) After the glitz of Daytona, now it's time for the NASCAR grind. The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules package that will be in effect for the first time. ''This really feels like the start of the season,'' said Kyle Larson, who ranked second behind Chip Ganassi Racing teammate...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sprint Cup drivers high on new rules package after Atlanta test

NASCAR's new-for-2015 Sprint Cup Series rules package got its first real-world shakedown Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway during an extended test session in advance of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the 1.54-mile speedway. And the good news is the package got generally favorable reviews. To recap the changes, this year Sprint Cup cars have: A smaller rear spoiler and front...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AMS Pit Notes: First Open Team Test, Kyle Larson and Carl Edwards Press Conference

Kyle Larson Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, was the first car out of the garage and onto the Atlanta Motor Speedway track for the first open team test of the 2015 NASCAR schedule. Larson is seeking his first Sprint Cup Series win after being named last year’s Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year. On the opportunity to get onto the track for...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brett Moffitt Atlanta Race Preview

CORNELIUS, N.C. — When you talk about the rising stars of NASCAR a few names come to mind like Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Darrell Wallace Jr.   Based on the record book, the NASCAR world should add one more name to the list…Brett Moffitt.   In five years of fulltime NASCAR Pro Series East competition (2009-13) the 22-year-old Grimes, Iowa native won nine of the 61 races...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Daytona 500 is a Reflection of American Society: Part 3 - The Drivers

    The 1950s were a much different time in Central Florida. When the first Daytona 500 was held, most of the drivers were basically reformed moonshine runners from the hills of South Carolina, trying their best to earn an “honest” living going in excess of 150 miles per hour on a high banked tri-oval in the swampy wilderness that was Daytona Beach. Fast forward nearly 60...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roush Yates and Ford Performance Sweep Daytona

Roush Yates Engines and FORD Performance made history this month by capturing all four races at Daytona International Speedway including the Rolex 24 with Scott Dixon, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson and Tony Kanaan, the NextEra Energy Resources 250 with Tyler Reddick, the Alert Today Florida 300 with Ryan Reed and the Daytona 500 with Joey Logano. The Daytona 500 win marked the 100th...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Regan Smith Flips Over at Daytona In Big One Triggered by Daniel Saurez

Coming into this weekend, Regan Smith had yet to experience what it was like to flip a racecar upside down. Now leaving Daytona, that is something else that he can mark in his books. With 27 laps to go, Kyle Larson would give Daniel Saurez a bump, getting the rookie sideways. Larson admitted the contact, saying on the radio, “The 18 (Saurez) kept moving up and up…and we hit...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Ryan Reed Scores First Career Victory in Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona

Four years ago, Ryan Reed was told that he would not be able to drive a racecar due to being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Tonight, though, he stands in victory lane as a winner at Daytona International Speedway. “Like I said, I can’t thank everyone who stood behind me through my Type 1 diabetes diagnosis four years ago. I was told I wouldn’t race and now we are standing...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Larson Leads Thursday Morning Daytona 500 Practice

On Thursday morning at Daytona International Speedway, only five drivers would take to the track during the practice session, with each just making single car runs. Kyle Larson topped the charts in his No. 42 Target Chevrolet with a lap of 46.705 seconds. Larson is entering his second season of Sprint Cup Series competition after barely missing the Chase for the Championship in his...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Just 5 cars in final practice before Daytona 500 qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The final practice before the Daytona 500 qualifying races was free of chaos. Of course, only five cars turned laps during the 1-hour, 25-minute practice session Thursday. Kyle Larson, Cole Whitt, Michael Annett, JJ Yeley and Jeb Burton were the only drivers to get on the track. Larson, Annett and Burton were all involved in a wreck in practice Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Few takers: Not many take advantage of Thursday practice

NASCAR schedule a one hour, 25 minute final practice before Thursday's Budweiser Duel qualifying races, but few teams took advantage of the track time. While most crews spent the day preparing their cars for the Budweiser Duel qualifying races, only five cars took advantage of the session and actually it the track. Sophomore driver Kyle Larson ran a total of 17 laps, shaking down...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson ready to become NASCAR's new superstar

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) As Jeff Gordon winds down his long career, the kid who grew up idolizing him is just getting started. Kyle Larson is ready to become NASCAR's next superstar. His sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday with the Daytona 500 and there are high expectations for Larson to have a breakout year. He was decent last season during his run toward rookie...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson 2015 Season Driver Preview

A year ago, there were a lot of questions about Kyle Larson’s readiness and ability. Was he too young, at age 21, to drive in Sprint Cup? Did...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A With 2014 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson won the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, wheeling his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS to a higher top-10 finish...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Larson Hoping for Great Sprint Cup Series Season

Following a solid rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series, Kyle Larson is anxious to get going, hoping he’s just as competitive with the new rules package. “Everybody gets excited for the season to start. Once the season starts, yeah, just hope we can get a couple of wins and be competitive every week,” he commented. “Last year, nobody had any expectations for me other than...
Via On Pit Road
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Star in the making? Kyle Larson seems poised to take the next step

While Chase Elliott has generated major buzz around the NASCAR world in the recent days since being formally tapped as Jeff Gordon's successor in the No. 24 car in 2016, another promising young driver has displayed the talent and potential to make just as much impact in the years to come. That driver, without a doubt, is 2014 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson. While...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Expands Partnership with ENEOS on Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in NASCAR XFINITY Series

Concord, NC (Feb. 5, 2015) – HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi announced today a continued partnership with Japan’s largest oil company, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., which will see its premium synthetic oil brand, ENEOS, as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Kyle Larson for eight NASCAR XFINITY Series races. In addition, ENEOS will be a full...
Via On Pit Road
22 days ago  |  Discuss

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Expands Partnership with ENEOS on Larson’s No.42 Chevrolet Camaro in NASCAR XFINITY Series

HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi announced today a continued partnership with Japan’s largest oil company, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., which will see its premium synthetic oil brand, ENEOS, as the primary sponsor on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Kyle Larson for eight NASCAR XFINITY Series races. In addition, ENEOS will be a full-time associate sponsor for the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson not upset Chase Elliott landed Jeff Gordon's No. 24 ride

When news broke that 2015 would be Jeff Gordon's final full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, some began to speculate who would replace him in the famous No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. While Chase Elliott was officially named to that role last Thursday, some wondered if 2014 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson would make the move from Chip Ganassi Racing...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Guaranteed? Felix Sabates says both Larson, McMurray will make Chase

After some strong runs in 2014 despite having both of its drivers fail to qualify to compete for the championship in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates heads into the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season seemingly with a leg up on the competition. Already in 2015, the team has a major victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona -- with drivers Jamie McMurray and...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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