Kyle Larson: ‘I tried to video game it’

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. Coming to the checkered flag of Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500, Kyle Larson channeled his inner Carl Edwards and rode the wall through Turns 3 and 4 to pull up to Denny Hamlin‘s bumper. “We got to the white,” he said, “and I was like, ‘Well, I haven’t been able to […] READ MORE


Kyle Larson out-runs Chase Elliott at The Glen

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Chase Elliott ran a great race, Sunday, at Watkins Glen International, but Kyle Larson ran a near-flawless one. Larson exited pit road ahead of then race leader, Martin Truex Jr., on Lap 57, and cycled to the lead on Lap 65. From that point on, it was a matter of running a mistake-free race. At least, until […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: Pocono

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After the Pocono double, the crossed flags are out on the 2021 season. With both the Pocono Organics CBD 325 and the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 in the books, there’s no shortage of storylines in the NASCAR Cup Series. Is Alex Bowman inching towards the next step in his development? Fuel mileage races (that’s the […] READ MORE


Three Big Stories: Nashville

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LEBANON, Tenn. — And just like that, the show ends and the tour heads for another city. Sunday marked the return of the NASCAR Cup Series to Middle Tennessee for the first time in 37 years. During the Ally 400, Kyle Larson continued his hot streak, Denny Hamlin‘s points lead evaporated and Nashville proved it belongs on […] READ MORE


Kyle Larson morphing into elite driver

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Nobody doubted Kyle Larson and his elite talent, going into this season. That’s what made him a top prize in silly season, last year. Up until 2021, however, it came in flashes; be it from mid-tier equipment at Chip Ganassi Racing or his termination for using a racial slur. He never took the next step into elite driver […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Dover

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Some things never change at the Monster Mile. The NASCAR Cup Series entered mid-season form with 400 miles at Dover International Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports put on a statement drive with a 1-2-3-4 finish. Moreover, Alex Bowman takes next step of development with victory at Dover? Finally, Kyle Larson comes up short, after yet another dominant drive. Without further […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Low-downforce excellence

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As the laps ticked away, Kyle Larson capitalized on Martin Truex Jr. dealing with lap traffic. With eight laps to go, he came upon the lapped cars of Ryan Newman and Tyler Reddick. The former of whom is notoriously difficult to overtake. “Well, they’re both really aggressive drivers, so I didn’t want to get stuck behind them because I […] READ MORE


Kyle Larson shows talent with bold move

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Not that anybody doubted Kyle Larson‘s talent, but he flexed it in the closing laps, Sunday, at Darlington Raceway, with a daring overtake. In the waning laps of the Goodyear 400, Larson ran second, trying to close in on Martin Truex Jr., who had the race in check. With eight laps remaining, Truex overtook the lapped cars […] READ MORE


Three big stories: Atlanta

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That’s a wrap from Atlanta. Ryan Blaney made it six different winners in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, after he overtook Kyle Larson in the closing laps of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. There’s much to discuss, but here’s what I consider the three big stories of Atlanta. Three big stories: Atlanta No. 1 […] READ MORE


How NASCAR drivers prepare for dirt racing

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — As the laps wound down, Friday, Kyle Larson set his sights on race leader Chris Ferguson. To catch him, he all but banzai’d his way through the turns. To the point he about hit the Turn 4 wall multiple times. Alas, Larson ran out of laps and finished runner-up in the Super Late Model […] READ MORE