Kyle Larson


Biography


2018 marks the fifth full-time season for Kyle Larson in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS), where he will once again be driving the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR). In his NASCAR career, Larson has more than 260 starts in the top three divisions, with a total of 15 wins, nine poles, 82 top-five and 143 top-10 finishes.
  
The 2014 MENCS Rookie of the Year is coming off a career-year, winning four times in the MENCS, and racing to eight runner-up finishes. Larson set career bests last season in wins, poles (3), laps lead (1,352), top-five (15), and top-10 (20) finishes. 

In addition to his NASCAR success, Larson has more than 200 wins in the series in which he has raced, including the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, and all three USAC National Divisions. Larson also has one win in the prestigious Rolex 24 AT Daytona, joined by fellow CGR teammates Scott Dixon, Jamie McMurray, and Tony Kanaan, as the winning team in 2015.

Larson, who is half Japanese, is the only Asian-American to race full-time in the MENCS, the first NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) graduate to earn a full-time MENCS ride and the first a win in NASCAR's premier series.

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About Kyle Larson


Team: Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42
Birthday: July 31, 1992
Birthplace: Elk Grove, CA
Residence: Mooresville, NC
Height: 5' 6''
Weight: 135 lbs
Primary Sponsor: Credit One Bank
Car: No. 42 Camaro ZL1
Crew Chief: Chad Johnston
Website: KyleLarsonRacing.com

Career Highlights


2016 Won first NASCAR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Career best finish in the standings - Ninth.

2015 Won first Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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

2013 First full season in the NASCAR XFINITY 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. Monster Energy NASCAR 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