Larson earns 2nd NASCAR win of season


"Good job guys, good job", Larson said.

"The Cars 3 Chevy was really, really fast. Looking forward to a great race today".

"I'm out there driving defensively", Smith, who finished a career-best sixth in points previous year in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards, said. This is our second Cup win of the year, but we've had six second place finishes. "I think we have just kind of continued to gel and continued to build on what we now have and it has been showing on Sundays a lot".

Following Kyle Larson to the checkered flag in order were: Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Jamie McMurray, Truex, Kyle Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson said he recently introduced his daughters to Star Wars, so obviously they've already decided on this year's Halloween costumes. I thought we were probably a third- or fourth-place vehicle. Considering Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. will make up Row 1 Sunday, I think there is a good chance that trend continues.

At Pocono, Busch fell through the field to finish ninth over the race's final 10 laps. Larson had dropped back several positions early in the third stage that made up the final 90 laps of the race. Logano had fresh tires at the end to surge from 13th to third in the closing laps. Get started for free by clicking the button below. "Just had to keep fighting all day".

"We had the best auto out there without a doubt", Truex said.

Wisconsinite Steve Stricker in position for weekend berth at Erin Hills
Open, mainly because they couldn't keep it out of the thick fescue that frames the wide fairways at Erin Hills. Fowler dropped to a share of fifth at six under, alongside compatriots Jamie Lovemark and JB Holmes (both 69).

"I really like watching the race and just seeing how happy he is", says Tara Christensen. Larson was first off that restart too, only to be slowed by another caution after a multicar incident on the backstretch that included Danica Patrick being knocked off the track and into the wall.

Kyle Larson sits with 9/2 odds to win at MIS as of Saturday morning.

"Without a shadow of a doubt our No. 78 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota was the best vehicle out there", said Truex.

"We're finishing near 15th race to race, which is where we expect to be".

With two race wins under his belt, Larson is now aiming to earn as many playoff points as possible. Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch also were sent to the rear for the start because of unapproved body modifications before the race. Hes one point behind Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Toyota and teammate of Jones. Once Truex took the lead, he pulled away, building a margin of about four seconds over Larson, who finished second in the first stage after starting on the pole and leading the first 34 laps.

Finally, with five laps remaining, the race restarted, and Larson took the lead on the outside.

If he crosses the finish line first for another year, it would be Logano's second victory of the 2017 NASCAR season and his first that hasn't been classified as encumbered. While second-place (and eventual race winner) Kyle Larson was catching Busch at the time of the caution, he held a comfortable lead of over a second at the time the yellow flag flew. Entering Turn 2, Bowyer, who was seventh, slammed into the wall to trigger the seventh caution. He started at the back of the pack before winning at Dover a few weeks ago, and despite the up-and-down results at MIS, he does rank first in both dominator categories here.