Kyle Larson Raced Huset’s, Now Wins NASCAR
Kyle Larson raced at Huset's Speedway in 2013. Watch an interview I did with him then. He won the NASCAR race at Michigan on Sunday.
This was Larson's first win in the top series of NASCAR. The victory came on his 99th start in the Sprint Cup circuit.
With Sundays win at Michigan, Larson became the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity and the NASCAR Next programs to win at the sanctioning body’s top level.
The 24-year old native of Elk Grove, California earned the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2013. And in 2014 he won the same title in the Sprint Cup Series.
The victory on Sunday included leading a race high 41 laps. He lost the lead to race runner-up Chase Elliott when both drivers made their final pit stops under green on lap 156 of 200.
Elliott beat Larson out of the pits by a half car-length and began to pull away. But a caution on Lap 187 because of Michael Annett's blown right front tire gave Larson the chance he needed. With a hard push from third-place finisher Brad Keselowski, Larson took the lead on the final restart on Lap 192, as Elliott spun his tires.
There was a great race behind the top three in the final nine laps. Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Ryan Blaney finished fourth, holding off fifth-place Kevin Harvick and sixth-place Jimmy Johnson. Check out where your driver came in.