MENCS: Kyle Larson Has Season-best Showing at Dover


DOVER, Del. — In what has been a struggling 2019 season, Kyle Larson showed that his No. 42 team is ready to turn the page and get back into their winning ways. In the rain-delayed Gander RV 400 at Dover, Larson posted his season-best finish with a third-place finish.

“It was solid for us,” noted Larson post-race. “I thought we ran inside the top five all race long. Fought tight early on. Freed it up. That’s where I feel like I was pretty good.”

Before Monday’s race, Larson best finish of the season was sixth at Phoenix, another one-mile track.

“Yeah, it was good to finally have a clean race. I don’t think we’ve had a clean weekend all year long. I don’t know, what are we, 11 or 12 weeks into the season. It’s good to finally get a clean day, like I said.”

Larson finished the first Stage in the fourth position before dropping to sixth at the end of Stage 2.

“The last run there after cycling through green flag stops, I was really loose. Got stuck in traffic. Was just looser in dirty air. Just made my tires pissed off. Had to just make sure I hit the bottom lap after lap to hold Harvick off.”

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About Jacob Mullins

Jacob Mullins serves as the managing editor and senior NASCAR writer covering all three national touring series's. You can find him on on Twitter at @JMulls15. An intercollegiate athletic administrator by trade, Mullins can be found at the big tracks as well as the local short tracks in the Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. Mullins enjoys social media, photography and graphic design. A native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Mullins follows all forms of racing, Major League Baseball (Baltimore Orioles) and college football (Virginia Tech Hokies).

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