Kyle Larson’s season for the ages is alive and well — and very likely to continue on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, where he’ll be looking for a repeat performance of his All-Star Race victory at Texas in June. Larson, who returns to the fast 1.5-mile track fresh off an impressive victory this past weekend on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, is aiming to score a series-high eighth points win of 2021 and punch his ticket to the Championship 4.
“I think it just being a mile-and-a-half race track, in general, I think is good for us,” said Larson, who also earned wins this season on the 1.5-mile ovals at Las Vegas and Charlotte. “We won the All-Star Race, but we weren’t that amazing until the end of it. My car drove not great. Hopefully, we’ll be a little bit better and more balanced to start the race and can adjust on it from there and hopefully find ourselves in Victory Lane again.”
Through the first two rounds, Larson has five top-10 finishes in six races, highlighted by wins at the Charlotte ROVAL and Bristol along with a runner-up finish at Darlington. He opens the Round of 8 at the same track, Texas, where collected $1 million for winning this year’s All-Star Race. “I always look forward to going to Texas for the area,” Larson said. “I love going to Fort Worth. There’s great food there, and then the racing is exciting as well. You get big drafts and close racing kind of all race long. You have to execute well throughout the whole race because it is tough to pass.”