Third Place Finish Leaves Kyle Larson Smiling

Kyle Larson will take the wins where he can, and that doesn’t include just taking the checkered flag first.

Kyle Larson Richmond Winner's CircleWhile another win for the No. 42 driver would be preferable, Larson was pleased with a third-place finish last weekend at Michigan.

“Yeah, the last thing I knew I was running like ninth and I passed a couple [of] guys, but so yeah, I guess more people ran out of fuel than I thought,” Larson said.

“I don’t really know what happened there. But yeah, it worked out. That was a great point saver, well above the cut line now, so happy about that. Our McDonald’s Chevy handled really well today when we had four tires on it. When we would do two rights, I’d be way too tight, and then we’d put two lefts on and I was way too loose, but then that finally balanced out and I was back to being good, and running really fast laps at the end.”

Kyle Larson said he felt like things were getting a bit better for his team.

“I feel like our cars are good,” the Chip Ganassi Racing said.

“I feel like for intermediate style kind of racing, Michigan would probably be our worst track right now as far as just speed, so I’m excited now for the rest of the season.”

Bad Luck to Start 2019 Season

Kyle Larson MartinsvilleKyle Larson had some unfortunate to luck to start the season, but the No. 42 driver says he feels things are heading the right direction in time for this season’s playoffs.

“I feel like we’ve been showing a lot of speed here the last two to two and a half months now, so we contended for a win in Chicago and have had some good runs since then,” he said.

Larson said there had been some mistakes on his part that led to them having to run backup cars.

“…but all in all we’ve done a good job to bring fast race cars to the track every week. [It] just says a lot about our team and fighting through the season, and yeah, it’s a good time of year to get the speed and get some rhythm, so hopefully, we can keep it going.”

Next Race

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol this weekend to race under the lights for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, on Saturday, August 17 with a scheduled start time of 7:30. The race is scheduled for 500 Laps (266.5 Miles).

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