Monday, July 14, 2014

Larson Finishes Third (NSCS), Fourth (NNS) At New Hampshire

Kyle Larson had one of his better weekends thus far this season at NASCAR's races in New Hampshire. He placed fourth Saturday in the Nationwide circuit race and third Sunday in NASCAR's Sprint Cup dash.

"We made some good decisions that let us lead a few laps and then maintain our pace after that," Larson said of his showing in the Camping World 301 on Sunday.

The previous three weeks Larson had finishes of 28th or worse. He rebounded in a major way on Sunday thanks to an early gamble by crew chief Chris Heroy during the caution that came at Lap 113. The team stayed out in a gamble for track position and even took the lead for a bit. That decision paid off as Larson spent most of the afternoon up in the top 10 from that point on. 

"I want to thank the team for a great job," he added.

The NASCAR rookie led 14 laps of the race Sunday, the most he's done that yet this season. On Saturday he led the Sta-Green 200 for 11 laps.

Larson has now finished in the top five four times in this, his rookie season on the Sprint Cup circuit. He also has eight top ten finishes.

The Sprint Cup competitors have the coming weekend off before they head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for what used to be called the Brickyard 400. The new official name for the event is now, "Crown Royal presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard." The race will be Sunday, July 27.

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