The NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) held the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway on November 5, 2017.
- Larson made his final NXS start of 2017 and scored his ninth top-five finish of the season
- Larson finished second in both stage 1 and 2 and led his two times for four laps
- The No. 42 team remains fourth in NXS driver’s standings (-8 to 1st place)
- The race was slowed by seven cautions for 33 laps
- There were 10 lead changes among six different drivers
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“We had a really fast ENEOS Chevy tonight, but made some mistakes all around that didn’t put us in a great position on restarts. Fortunately we kept working hard in the second half and raced back for a good finish. Our car was really fast at the end, but just didn’t have enough laps or restarts to make it to the front. Tonight was my last XFINITY race this season, and I’m really proud of what we accomplished this year. I’m looking forward to seeing what Alex (Bowman) and Tyler (Reddick) can do with the No. 42 team the next two weeks.” – Kyle Larson, No. 42 ENEOS Chevrolet Camaro
2017 XFINITY Schedule & Results
NXS teams will move to Phoenix Raceway on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for the Ticket Galaxy 200. NBC Sports Network, Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90 and PRN Radio will have live coverage beginning at 3:30 pm ET.
|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||2nd|
|Nov 4||O’Reilly Autoparts 300
||Texas Motor Speedway||Fort Worth, TX||3rd|
*New track speed record during qualifying **win was not with ENEOS car
About Kyle Larson
Kyle Larson has taken the racing world by storm, but it’s nothing he’s not used to. Always composed and with a self-assuredness of a veteran, Larson continues to prove that the top is right where he belongs.
Although doubters believed his entry into the NASCAR Sprint Cup (now Monster Energy Cup) Series was premature, Larson’s rookie year statistics have surpassed that of NASCAR’s four-time champion and Larson supporter, Jeff Gordon. Thus, Larson went from being “the kid” to the sport’s “future star.” He is currently ranked 2nd in the 2017 Monster Energy Cup standings, with 4 wins and 4 poles; and is counting two 2017 XFINITY series wins (out of 10 starts), with a career record of 13 wins for both series. He ranked 9th overall at NASCAR Monster Energy Cup for 2016.
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.