Kyle Larson and Chip Ganassi Racing saw their third consecutive win at Michigan this past weekend at the Pure Michigan 400 in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup.
After Larson’s public campaign to team owner Chip Ganassi to allow him to race in the World of Outlaws Knoxville Nationals in Iowa the night before (where Kyle earned 2nd place) he agreed—but only if Kyle would come back and win in Michigan the next day.
Kyle made good on that promise by making what USA Today called an “incredible and risky move” on the final restart, squeezing through an opening and shooting out front “like a slingshot.” The No. 42 team was heard on the radio encouraging him not to celebrate just yet. but he went ahead and brought the race home. Just a combination of good driving, guts, a great team, and a little luck.
View the race recap:
Kyle’s final restart at 4:50
This is his third Monster Cup win and sixth total win of the 2017 season. Go Kyle!
2017 XFINITY Schedule & Results
Kyle Larson’s next XFINITY race of the season in the ENEOS No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro will be September 16th at the Chicagoland 300, Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL.
|Mar 25||Treatmyclot.com 300
|Auto Club Speedway||Fontana, CA||1st|
|Apr 22||Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300*
|Bristol Motor Speedway||Bristol, TN||7th|
|Apr 29||ToyotaCare 250**
|Richmond International Raceway||Richmond, VA||1st|
|June 3||OneMain Financial 200**
|Dover International Speedway||Dover, DE||1st|
|June 10||Pocono 250
|Pocono Raceway||Long Pond, PA||3rd|
|July 15||New Hampshire 200
|Auto New Hampshire Motor Speedway||Loudon, NH||4th|
|Sept 16||Chicagoland 300
||Chicagoland Speedway||Joliet, IL|
|Nov 4||O’Reilly Autoparts 300
||Texas Motor Speedway||Fort Worth, TX|
*New track speed record during qualifying **win was not with ENEOS car
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.