Kyle Larson returned to the seat of the No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro for the fourth time in 2015 and looked to defend his Hisense 300 victory from 2014. In four prior XFINITY Series starts at CMS, Larson has an average finish of 8.8.
Larson started fifth, giving HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi their best starting position in 2015. The 200-lap race was highlighted by several long green flag runs. Within the first half of the race, Larson was able to make his way to a race-high second place.
Nearing the halfway point of the race, Larson reported something amiss in the rear end of the ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro. The team was forced to make repairs behind the wall and lost 17 laps. Larson returned to the track and settled for a 33rd-place finish.
Results (with starting position) from the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS)
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1. (1) No. 33 Austin Dillon, Chevrolet Camaro
2. (4) No. 54 Hamlin, Toyota
3. (8) No. 5 Kahne, Chevrolet Camaro
33. (5) No. 42 Larson, ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro
NOTES OF INTEREST:
• This was Larson’s 65th career XFINITY Series start and fifth at CMS
• The race was slowed by three cautions for 22 laps
HSMCG QUOTE BOARD
Kyle Larson – No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro: – “We had an awesome ENEOS Camaro today. I able to make my way up to second position and felt like we could challenge for a win. Unfortunately, a mechanical issue ruined our day. Thanks to my guys for fixing the car and getting me out to make more laps. We are making progress each week and I look forward to my next XFINITY Series race in Michigan.”
The NASCAR XFINITY Series will move to Dover International Speedway next weekend. Catch practice next Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. EDT. Qualifying will take place on Saturday at 11:15 p.m. EDT, both on FOX Sports 1. The Buckle Up 200 will take place May.30, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. FOX, Sirius/XM NASCAR Channel 90 and MRN affiliated radio stations will have live coverage of the event.
HSCOTT MOTORSPORTS WITH CHIP GANASSI
HScott Motorsports, which was established in 1989 as Phoenix Racing, is owned and operated by Harry Scott Jr. and competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with technical support from Hendrick Motorsports. The team competes full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Justin Allgaier driving the No. 51 BRANDT Chevrolet and Michael Annett driving the Pilot Flying J Chevrolet. Scott also owns HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi, which fields the No. 42 Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and is the co-owner of HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, which fields five entries in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. His vision is to build a championship contender by developing talented young drivers, partnering with dedicated sponsors and competing hard every week.
For more information visit www.hscottmotorsports.com