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Kyle Larson

Kyle Larson
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Larson at the 2015 STP 500
Born Kyle Miyata Larson
(1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 25)
Elk Grove, California
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg)
Achievements 2011 Belleville Midget Nationals Champion
2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
2012, 2016 Turkey Night Grand Prix Winner
2013 UNOH Battle at the Beach All-American Winner
2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona Overall Winner
2016 Sprint Showdown Winner
Awards 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year
2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
142 races run over 5 years
Car no., team No. 42 (Chip Ganassi Racing)
2016 position 9th
Best finish 9th (2016)
First race 2013 Bank of America 500 (Charlotte)
Last race 2017 Alabama 500 (Talladega)
First win 2016 Pure Michigan 400 (Michigan)
Last win 2017 Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
5 61 4
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
101 races run over 5 years
Car no., team No. 42 (Chip Ganassi Racing)
2016 position 87th
Best finish 8th (2013)
First race 2013 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Last race 2017 TheHouse.com 300 (Chicagoland)
First win 2014 Treatmyclot.com 300 (Fontana)
Last win 2017 OneMain Financial 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
8 70 3
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
13 races run over 5 years
2016 position 82nd
Best finish 35th (2012)
First race 2012 UNOH 225 (Kentucky)
Last race 2016 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
First win 2013 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (Rockingham)
Last win 2016 Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby (Eldora)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 10 2
Statistics current as of October 15, 2017.

Kyle Miyata Larson (born July 31, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet SS for Chip Ganassi Racing, and part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for CGR. He was named the 2012 K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year and champion, he is also the 2013 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, as well as an overall winner of the 2015 24 Hours of Daytona. He was the 2014 Cup Series Rookie of the Year.

Racing career

Early career and open wheel career

Larson racing in a midget car in 2012

A resident of Elk Grove, California,[1] Larson attended his first race with his parents a week after his birth;[2] he began racing at the age of seven in outlaw karts in Northern California.[2] As a teenager he raced open-wheel cars, including United States Auto Club (USAC) midget, Silver Crown and sprint cars, competing for Keith Kunz Motorsports and Hoffman Racing with Toyota backing;[3] he also raced in World of Outlaws sprint cars.[2] His first sprint car race win was at Placerville Speedway, where he was one of the youngest drivers to ever compete.

He won the 2011 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway, winning in all three types of USAC cars in a single night, only the second driver in history to accomplish the feat.[4] He holds the sprint car track record at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California, set in 2010.[5] In 2012, he won six USAC National Midget races including the Turkey Night Grand Prix.[6]

Stock cars

Touring series

Larson's 2012 K&N Pro car

Although he expressed an interest in IndyCar racing,[3] Larson was signed for the 2012 racing season by Earnhardt Ganassi Racing (EGR) as part of the team's driver development program.[2] In February 2012, at the Pete Orr Memorial Orange Blossom 100 at New Smyrna Speedway, Larson made his first start in a full-bodied stock car, and won the event, leading only the final lap of the race.[7] He won again at the speedway a week later during the World Series of Asphalt.[8]

As part of EGR's development program, Larson competed for Revolution Racing in the NASCAR-sanctioned K&N Pro Series East, a regional touring and feeder series, for the 2012 season; he scored a top ten finish in his first race in the series, won the pole for the fifth race of the year,[9] and in the sixth race of the fourteen-race season went to victory lane at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia, leading the final five laps of the race to score his first NASCAR win.[10] He also made his debut in the ARCA Racing Series at Michigan International Speedway, driving for Eddie Sharp Racing;[11] he finished 13th in the event.[12] Larson returned to ARCA in 2014, winning at Pocono[13] from the pole.[14]

In his first season in a NASCAR touring series, Larson won the 2012 K&N Pro Series East championship, with two wins and twelve top tens in 14 races, overcoming the five wins of Corey LaJoie (son of two-time Busch Series champion Randy). Larson was also named the series Rookie of the Year.[15]

Camping World Truck Series

Larson's car for his 2013 Nationwide Rookie of the Year season

In late June 2012, Larson made his debut in NASCAR's national touring series, driving the No. 4 for Turner Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series event at Kentucky Speedway;[16] he finished in the top ten in his first race in the series.[17]

In April 2013, Larson won his first Truck race at Rockingham Speedway in a close finish with Joey Logano;[18] in celebration, Larson performed donuts without his steering wheel on, a practice he had acquired when racing go karts;[19] the celebration prompted NASCAR to request him to keep it attached, regarding safety concerns, as Larson would not have much control of the car without the wheel.[20] He later finished second at Eldora Speedway in the inaugural Mudsummer Classic.[21]

Xfinity Series

For 2013, Larson moved full-time to the NASCAR Nationwide Series, driving the No. 32 for Turner Scott Motorsports.[22] On the last lap of the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, he was involved in a violent crash, in which his car went airborne and pierced the catchfence, completely ripping the front end of his car off. He was unharmed, but the debris hurt a number of spectators in the stands.[23] At the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Larson was sent off the track and into the tire barriers on lap one. However, after falling three laps down due to repairs, Larson recovered to finish on the lead lap in fourteenth. At Homestead, Larson almost won his first NNS race in the Ford EcoBoost 300. Leading the race on old tires with 4 laps to go, Larson was passed with two laps to go by Brad Keselowski.

Larson won the Rookie of the Year Award in the Nationwide Series for 2013, becoming the first Asian-American and first Drive for Diversity participant to win a Rookie of the Year Award in one of NASCAR's national touring series.[24]

Larson's 2017 Xfinity Series car at Dover

On March 22, 2014, Larson won the Treatmyclot.com 300, holding off Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick for the win. In victory lane, Larson stated, "Those last 11, 12 laps were the longest laps of my life. I've been so close to winning so many times, but the fashion we did it in was extra special."[25] Larson once again celebrated by doing burnouts in the infield without a steering wheel.[26] On May 24, Larson won his second NNS race at Charlotte edging Brad Keselowski for the History 300 win. After going winless throughout the rest of 2014 and most of 2015, Larson won the season-ending Xfinity Series race in Homestead-Miami in November 2015, bringing home the first win for HScott Motorsports, holding off Austin Dillon. Larson had controlled the early portions of the race and took advantage of pit strategies to catch up to race leader Dillon with 4 laps to go and pass him for the win.[27]

In 2016, Larson drove the No. 42 part-time for Ganassi. During the final laps of the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte, Larson passed Joey Logano with 15 laps to go and appeared to have had the race in the bag, only for an untimely yellow to erase his 5-second lead. Larson lost the race to Denny Hamlin. In a bit of redemption, the next week at Pocono Raceway, Larson won a rain-shortened Pocono Green 250. He would win again later in the season at Texas Motor Speedway.

Monster Energy Cup Series

On August 27, 2013, The Charlotte Observer reported that Larson would drive the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, replacing Juan Pablo Montoya, starting in 2014;[28] the deal was officially announced on August 30, 2013.[29] On October 1 it was announced that Larson would run in two 2013 Sprint Cup races for Phoenix Racing, at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Martinsville, to prepare for his rookie season.[30] Larson started 21st, and finished 37th in his Cup debut at the Bank of America 500 after an engine failure on lap 247.[31]

He finished 42nd at Martinsville after another engine failure. Larson ran the 2013 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 3,[32] finishing 23rd. Larson will run for Rookie of the Year honors in 2014, with Chris Heroy as crew chief.[33] In his CGR debut at the Daytona 500, Larson collided with the wall twice, and despite fixing damage, he spun out on lap 22.[34] On March 23, at the Auto Club 400, Larson started ninth on the green-white-checker, gained five spots on the first lap of the GWC, and caught up to leader Kyle Busch on the final lap, finishing second.[35] In practice for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond, Larson recorded a speed of 126.880 miles per hour (204.194 km/h), and after qualifying was rained out Larson started first based on having been fastest in practice.[36] However, when entering the first turn on lap one, Larson was spun after colliding with Clint Bowyer.[37]

Larson finished 9th at Talladega after starting 29th. Larson had a very impressive run at Pocono in the Pocono 400. After starting 14th in the race, Larson ran in the top ten the entire race. He led his first laps led in Sprint Cup competition, leading 7 laps (laps 102–109). Larson ultimately finished 5th.

At Michigan, Larson spun out on lap 7. Despite this he spent 33 laps recovering from 43rd to 7th. He led 2 laps. While running in 7th late in the race, Larson blocked one of his strong supporters Tony Stewart trying to go for the lead, the block damaging Stewart's grille. In response Stewart tried to retaliate under a yellow-flag period. Despite the feud Larson finished 8th. When told that Stewart was mad at him for the block, Larson shrugged it off replying "Tony being Tony I guess. I was pretty tight on whoever was inside of me on the restart, and I was looking in my mirror and saw him juke to the right so I juked to the right and he hit me, and I don't know, he was just trying to teach me a lesson I'm guessing."[38] Before the Sonoma race Stewart warned Larson, angrily saying "He'll learn not to block me anytime soon."[39]

Larson at the Irwin Tools Night Race

Larson crashed early in the Coke Zero 400 but he rebounded at Loudon with a 3rd-place finish. Larson finished 7th in the Brickyard 400 and set the track record in the Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono with a lap speed of 183.438 mph (295.215 km/h) for his first official pole in the Cup Series.[40]

Larson missed his chance to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup after poor finishes in the final two regular season races. In the first Chase race at Chicagoland, Larson came close to pulling off his first Cup Series victory. After leading over 30 laps, with 18 laps to go he engaged in a battle with Kevin Harvick, allowing Brad Keselowski to catch up and pass Larson for the lead and ultimately the win. After two more cautions, Larson finished 3rd after battling Jeff Gordon who admitted himself as a Larson fan. Larson and Gordon exchanged hugs on pit road over their race and Gordon whispered some advice in Larson's ear over restarts. In a post-race media conference Gordon called Larson "The real deal."

The next week at Loudon, Larson led 3 laps and finished second to Joey Logano. At Kansas he finished second again to Logano. As the Chase got more competitive, Larson was unable to contend for wins but nonetheless won the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award over Austin Dillon with his statistics being higher than other rookie seasons in history, such as those of Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon.

Larson's 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series car.

In 2015, Larson began his season with a crash in the Daytona 500. Larson had his first top ten of the year at Las Vegas finishing 8th after starting 5th. Larson missed the spring Martinsville because of being hospitalized after fainting during an autograph session, being replaced by Regan Smith.[41] He was released from the hospital on March 31–two days later with a diagnosis of dehydration as being the cause of the fainting. He won his second career pole for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway after qualifying was cancelled due to rain.

Larson was in contention for the win at Charlotte in the Bank of America 500. While running second with less than 110 laps to go, Larson was about to stay out of pit road for a lap but changed his mind at the last second, entering pit road. At the same time, Kyle Busch was about to pit but changed his mind at the last second also and tried to stay out. Both cars collided as a result, spinning Larson and eliminating them from contention for the win.[42]

Larson pulls a burnout following his first career Cup win at the 2016 Pure Michigan 400.

Larson started out his 2016 season with a 7th place outing at Daytona, marking his first top 10 at Daytona and his first non-DNF at Daytona. Larson ran very well at Martinsville, and finished 3rd. He also had a top 5 car at Kansas before being caught up in a crash with Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. He finished 35th. Larson came as close as he had been at that time to winning his first Cup race the following week at the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover. Larson led the race with less than 50 laps to go and recovered from being one lap down to running down leader Matt Kenseth. Larson had the fastest car during the final laps, but couldn't take advantage of mistakes made by Kenseth, finishing second to Kenseth. Afterwards Larson stated, "Matt Kenseth in my eyes is the cleanest racer out there. I didn't want to drive him dirty because he always races me clean. Looking back, I'd do stuff different but my time is coming."[43] At the Sprint Showdown, Larson battled with Chase Elliott for the win in the final segment, the two making contact as they approached the finish, Larson beating Elliott to the line to lock himself into the All-Star Race.[44] In the All-Star Race, Larson took the lead on the final restart, but was caught by Joey Logano and hit the wall with two laps to go; Logano would win the race while Larson finished 16th.[45]

At the 2016 Pure Michigan 400, Larson led the closing stages of the race and slipped in the standings after a pit stop with less than 30 laps to go. Larson charged from 4th place on a restart to second. It looked like Larson was set to finish second behind rookie Chase Elliott. After a caution with 10 laps left erased Elliott's 4-second lead, Larson got by Elliott on the restart and recorded his first Sprint Cup Series victory, again celebrating with the steering wheel off.[46] Larson made the Chase, but was eliminated after round 1 along with teammate Jamie McMurray. Larson led the most laps at Homestead-Miami but a late caution kept him from winning the race. Larson finished second.

Larson and Chase Elliott battle for the lead in the later stages of the 2017 FireKeepers Casino 400, his third career victory.

In 2017, Larson took the lead late in the Daytona 500 only to run out of gas on the final lap.[47] He led late in Atlanta only to lose the race to Brad Keselowski. He would go on to finish second in the next two races at Las Vegas and Phoenix, which allowed him to take the point lead for the first time in his career. Larson picked up his second career pole and earned his second career win in the Auto Club 400, furthering his points lead.[48] A 17th place finish at Martinsville Speedway hurt him, but he still maintained a four-point lead over Chase Elliott. In the 2017 O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, Larson rebounded from struggles early to finish 2nd.[49] Larson picked up his third career pole at Michigan and then he led 96 laps to get his third career win in the FireKeepers Casino 400 holding off Chase Elliott, just like when he won in August. At the Kentucky race, Larson started at the rear of the field after he was unable to set a qualifying time as he was stuck in inspection. He finished second in the race, but lost his points lead to Martin Truex Jr. when he was penalized 35 points for an improper rear brake cooling assembly;[50] crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended for three races and Tony Lunders took his place. A week later, Larson won the pole at Loudon's Overton's 301, but was forced to surrender it to Truex after failing post-qualifying inspection for an unapproved rear deck fin lid.[51] Larson won again at Michigan in August's Pure Michigan 400; on a restart with two laps to go, he restarted fourth, but made a four-wide pass on Truex, Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth as they entered turn one. Upon passing Truex, Larson pulled away to win his third consecutive race at the track.[52] Larson got his first win at a short track in the final race of the regular season, the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. During a late race caution, he hit pit road from 2nd but took the lead from Truex with a timely fast pit stop by his crew. He would hold off Truex on the final restart to win the race. [53] With the win, he would enter the Playoffs as the 2nd seed tied for the most wins in the regular season with four.

Other racing

On January 4, 2014, Chip Ganassi Racing announced that Larson would enter the 24 Hours of Daytona, driving the No. 02 car alongside Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Marino Franchitti.[54] During the press conference, Larson stated, "You grow up watching the NASCAR guys then you're like, ‘wow’ when you meet them. And then watching the guys in different series there's a 'wow' factor to meeting them and working with them."[55] In his Rolex 24 debut, Larson's car stalled, and received a speeding penalty, but finished his stint with a fifth-place finish.[56]

Larson returned to the No. 02 Ford Daytona Prototype for the 2015 event, along with Chip Ganassi Racing teammates from IndyCar Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan and NASCAR Jamie McMurray, and the team ultimately won the race.[57][58]

In 2016, Larson once again returned for the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Ford EcoBoost Daytona Prototype, only set to run for one race in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Chip Ganassi Racing. The team consisted of the same drivers from the winning 2015 car, but ran into issues, with brake failures plaguing the team throughout the race.[59]

In popular media

Larson has a cameo appearance as a limo driver in the 2017 film Logan Lucky.[60]

Personal life

Larson's mother is Japanese-American, and her parents had spent time in a Japanese internment camp.[61] Larson was born the youngest of three children. Larson's girlfriend is Katelyn Sweet, the sister of World Of Outlaw sprint driver and NASCAR driver Brad Sweet.[62] Larson announced on June 13 that he and his girlfriend were expecting a child.[63] On July 16, 2014, Larson announced that the baby is a boy.[64] On December 22, 2014, Larson's son, Owen Miyata Larson, was born.[65]

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led. ** – All laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts
2013 Phoenix Racing 51 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT
37
TAL MAR
42
TEX
23
PHO HOM
15
57th 01
2014 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 Chevy DAY
38
PHO
20
LVS
19
BRI
10
CAL
2
MAR
27
TEX
5
DAR
8
RCH
16
TAL
9
KAN
12
CLT
18
DOV
11
POC
5
MCH
8
SON
28
KEN
40
DAY
36
NHA
3
IND
7
POC
11
GLN
4
MCH
43
BRI
12
ATL
8
RCH
11
CHI
3
NHA
2
DOV
6
KAN
2
CLT
6
TAL
17
MAR
30
TEX
7
PHO
13
HOM
13
17th 1080
2015 DAY
34
ATL
26
LVS
8
PHO
10
CAL
26
MAR
QL
TEX
25
BRI
7
RCH
12
TAL
42
KAN
15
CLT
25
DOV
3
POC
8
MCH
17
SON
15
DAY
39
KEN
35
NHA
31
IND
8
POC
12
GLN
12
MCH
13
BRI
41
DAR
10
RCH
12
CHI
7
NHA
17
DOV
9
CLT
21
KAN
29
TAL
24
MAR
19
TEX
37
PHO
21
HOM
5
19th 872
2016 DAY
7
ATL
26
LVS
34
PHO
12
CAL
39
MAR
3
TEX
14
BRI
35
RCH
15
TAL
29
KAN
35
DOV
2
CLT
13
POC
11
MCH
3
SON
12
DAY
6
KEN
19
NHA
17
IND
5
POC
6
GLN
29
BRI
24
MCH
1*
DAR
3
RCH
2
CHI
18
NHA
10
DOV
25
CLT
5
KAN
30
TAL
6
MAR
14
TEX
15
PHO
3
HOM
2*
9th 2288
2017 DAY
12
ATL
2
LVS
2
PHO
2
CAL
1*
MAR
17
TEX
2
BRI
6*
RCH
14
TAL
12
KAN
6
CLT
33
DOV
2*
POC
7
MCH
1*
SON
26
DAY
29
KEN
2
NHA
2
IND
28
POC
33
GLN
23
MCH
1
BRI
9
DAR
14*
RCH
1
CHI
5
NHA
2
DOV
5
CLT
10
TAL
13
KAN
MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*
- Qualified but replaced by Regan Smith
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2014 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 16 38
2015 29 34
2016 14 7
2017 16 12

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts
2013 Turner Scott Motorsports 32 Chevy DAY
13
PHO
13
LVS
32
BRI
2
CAL
6
TEX
32
RCH
8
TAL
38
DAR
6
CLT
4
DOV
10
IOW
5
MCH
2
ROA
7
KEN
7
DAY
6
NHA
14
CHI
12
IND
11
IOW
5
GLN
30
MOH
14
BRI
5
ATL
5
RCH
14
CHI
32
KEN
33
DOV
2
KAN
30
CLT
13
TEX
9
PHO
32
HOM
2*
8th 995
2014 42 DAY
10
PHO
4
LVS
3
BRI
2
CAL
1
TEX
3
DAR
6
RCH
4
TAL
30
IOW CLT
1
DOV
6
MCH
8*
ROA KEN
9
DAY
5
NHA
4
CHI
3
IND
8
IOW GLN
15
MOH BRI
26
ATL
3
RCH
13
CHI
2
KEN DOV
6
KAN
30
CLT
5
TEX
12
PHO
13
HOM
3*
80th 01
2015 HScott Motorsports DAY
8
ATL
10
LVS PHO CAL
7
TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT
33
DOV MCH
3
CHI DAY KEN NHA IND
7
IOW GLN
28
MOH BRI
2
ROA DAR
7
RCH CHI
22
KEN DOV
5
CLT KAN TEX
33
PHO
15
HOM
1*
87th 01
2016 Chip Ganassi Racing DAY
34
ATL
2
LVS PHO CAL
8
TEX
11
BRI
3*
RCH TAL DOV CLT
6
POC
1*
MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND
4
IOW GLN
3
MOH BRI
3*
ROA DAR
4
RCH CHI
2
KEN DOV CLT
4
KAN
5
TEX
1
PHO HOM
7
87th 01
2017 DAY ATL
3
LVS
2
PHO CAL
1
TEX BRI
7*
RCH
1
TAL CLT DOV
1*
POC
3
MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA
4
IND IOW GLN
40
MOH BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI
2
KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM -* 01*

Camping World Truck Series

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts
2012 Turner Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN
10
IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL
6
IOW KEN LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO
2
HOM
27*
35th 134
2013 Turner Scott Motorsports 30 DAY MAR CAR
1*
KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW ELD
2
POC MCH BRI MSP IOW CHI LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 85th 01
2014 32 DAY MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW KEN IOW ELD
26
POC
18
MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO 92nd 01
42 HOM
2*
2015 JR Motorsports 00 Chevy DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI
7
NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 93rd 01
2016 GMS Racing 24 Chevy DAY ATL MAR
4
KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD
1
POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
4*
82nd 01

K&N Pro Series East

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2012 Rev Racing 6 Toyota BRI
9
GRE
17
RCH
4
BGS
5
GRE
1
LGY
7
CNB
2
COL
21
IOW
2
NHA
1
DOV
5
GRE
4
CAR
6
1st 536 [66]
69 IOW
6

K&N Pro Series West

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2014 Turner Scott Motorsports 42 Chevy PHO IRW S99 IOW KCR SON
1**
SLS CNS IOW EVG KCR MMP AAS PHO 47th 48 [67]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ARSC Pts
2012 Eddie Sharp Racing 6 Chevy DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH
13
WIN NJE IOW CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD SLM DSF
C
KAN 102nd 165
2013 Turner Scott Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY
2
MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH ROA WIN CHI NJE POC BLN ISF MAD DSF IOW SLM KEN KAN 95th 220
2014 DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL NJE POC
1*
MCH ELK WIN CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN KAN 66th 250

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2014 P 02 United States Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Riley DP New Zealand Scott Dixon
Brazil Tony Kanaan
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
667 15 DNF 8 DNF
2015 P 02 United States Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Riley DP New Zealand Scott Dixon
Brazil Tony Kanaan
United States Jamie McMurray
740 1 1
2016 P 02 United States Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Riley DP New Zealand Scott Dixon
Brazil Tony Kanaan
United States Jamie McMurray
708 13 7

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Max Gresham
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Dylan Kwasniewski
Achievements
Preceded by
Alex Bowman
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rookie of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Jesse Little
Preceded by
Austin Dillon
NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Chase Elliott
Preceded by
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
2014
Succeeded by
Brett Moffitt