The NASCAR XFINITY Series teams moved to the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon for the Hisense 300. Kyle Larson wheeled the No. 42 ENEOS Chevy for the 200-lap race to a sixth-place finish.
Larson started fifth and led five times for 46 laps on the day and managed to overcome a mid-race pit road obstacle when a lug nut got stuck in the caliper to be in contention for the win late. With just five laps to go, Larson regained the lead and began pulling away from his competitors.
NOTES OF INTEREST:
- Larson led five times for 46 laps
- This was Larson’s fourth top-10 finish of 2016
- The race was slowed by eight cautions for 54 laps
- The race saw 21 lead changes among ten drivers
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Unfortunately, the caution waived with less than two laps to go. Forced to make a difficult decision, the ENEOS crew left him on track with older tires. On the restart, Larson fell victim to fresher tires and brought the ENEOS Chevy home in sixth position.
Results (with starting position)
P1 – (3) Denny Hamlin, No. 18 Toyota
P2 – (4) Austin Dillon, No. 2 Chevrolet
P3 – (7) Joey Logano, No. 22 Ford
P6 – (5) Kyle Larson, No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro
“Really disappointed this one got away from us. That caution at the end came out at just about the worst time, but seems to be about our luck lately. The guys did a great job getting our ENEOS Chevy ready for the race, so hate it for the team we aren’t celebrating a win. I knew it would be hard to get out front and hold the lead with old tires on the last restart, but had a run and got too tight and hit the wall a bit. We’ll keep racing hard and hopefully get a win soon.”
No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro
2016 Schedule & Results
Kyle Larson next races in the ENEOS No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro on August 20th at the Food City 300, Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN.
|Feb 20||Powershares 300
|Daytona International Speedway||Daytona Beach, FL||34th|
|Feb 27||Heads Up Georgia 250
|Atlanta Motor Speedway||Hampton, GA||2nd|
|Mar 19||Treatmyclot.com 300
|Auto Club Speedway||Fontana, CA||8th|
|Apr 9||O’Reilly Auto Parts 300
|Texas Motor Speedway||Ft Worth, TX||11th|
|May 28||Hisense 300||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Charlotte, NC||6th|
|Aug 20||Food City 300||Bristol Motor Speedway||Bristol, TN|
|Sep 3||Help a Hero 200||Darlington Raceway||Darlington, SC|
|Sep 17||NASCAR XFINITY Series Chicagoland Race||Chicagoland Speedway||Joliet, IL|
|Nov 19||Ford Ecoboost 300||Homestead-Miami Speedway||Homestead, FL|
About Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include four cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, two cars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, two factory Ford GT’s in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two Supercars in Red Bull Global Rallycross. Overall his teams have 18 championships and 170 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and six Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pa.