Kyle Larson


Biography


Kyle Larson is entering his third full-time season driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) for Chip Ganassi Racing with Target ask the primary partner. While Larson is still looking for his first NSCS win, he has three wins in the XFINITY Series.

In 2014, Larson took the wheel of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS in the NSCS, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. In Larson's rookie season in the NSCS, he amassed 17 top-10 and eight top-five finishes, including three runner-up finishes and one pole award. Larson was the highest finishing rookie driver in 26 of 36 races and handily won Rookie of the Year honors. Larson is only the seventh driver to win both the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and NSCS rookie honors, and his 17 top-10 finishes were more than the past seven Rookies of the Year combined.

Larson made his series debut in the NXS in 2013 completing his rookie season with 17 top-10 and nine top-five finishes. He finished the season eighth in the series point standings while also capturing the NNS Rookie of the Year honors. In addition, he also won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race in Rockingham and also made his NSCS debut in the Fall Charlotte race.

In 2012, the two-time SPEED Performer of the Year nominee, made his first stock car start in the Pete Orr Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway (Fla.), winning in his first race behind the wheel of a car with fenders. He also ran his first full season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East capturing two wins, one pole, seven top-five and 12 top-10 finishes en route to the series championship and Rookie of the Year honors.

Larson broke into the national spotlight in 2011 during his first year of racing on the national open-wheel circuit, where he amassed 22 feature wins in the World of Outlaws, American Sprint Car Series and all three USAC National Divisions. Highlights included sweeping the Belleville Midget Nationals and a sweep of the prestigious 4-Crown Nationals: winning in Silver Crown, Sprint Cars and Midgets at Eldora Speedway.

Larson began his racing career in 1999 as the age of seven. The Elk Grove, Calif. native has raced in a myriad of race cars throughout his young career including Outlaw Sprint Karts, winged and non-winged sprint cars and stock cars.

NASCAR Partnership


About Kyle Larson


Team: Target Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Birthday: July 31, 1992
Birthplace: Elk Grove, CA
Residence: Huntersville, NC
Height: 5' 6''
Weight: 120 lbs
Primary Sponsor: Target
Car: No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS
Crew Chief: Chad Johnston
Website: KyleLarsonRacing.com

Career Highlights


2015 Won first Rolex 24 At Daytona.

2014 First full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  Earned 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year on eight Top 5 finishes, 17 Top 10.

2013 First full season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with 17 top-ten finishes, nine top-five finishes, 8th in the driver championship standings and Rookie of the Year honors. First win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Rockingham. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

2012 Winner of the Pete Orr Memorial 100 (Larson's first stock car race). First full season in the NASCAR K&N East Series claiming two wins, one pole, seven top-five finishes, 12 top-ten finishes, Rookie of the Year honors and the series championship 

2011 22 race wins in the World of Outlaws, American Sprint Car Series and all USAC National Divisions combined. Winner of the Belleville Midget Nationals. Swept the 4-Crown Nationals: Silver Crown, Spint Car and Midget wins at Eldora.

1999 Began racing at the age of seven



XFINITY Partnership


ENEOS' Partnership:

In their third year in association with Kyle Larson and No. 42 Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Chip Ganassi Racing, ENEOS is the brand name for products manufactured and sold by JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp., the largest oil company in Japan. ENEOS products are the highest quality lubricants available in the marketplace today. These products use advanced additive and base oil technology, the result of joint engineering and research with all of the Japanese automotive manufactures. ENEOS lubricants provide exceptional performance, power and protection for a wide variety of applications including race cars, motorcycles and street automobiles.

About ENEOS:

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