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2019 Season in Review: Kyle Larson

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 - Qualifying

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 02: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during the Salute to Veterans Qualifying Day Fueled by The Texas Lottery for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 02, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Kyle Larson

CREW CHIEF: Chad Johnston

TEAM: Chip Ganassi Racing


WINS: One (Dover II)


TOP 5s: Eight

TOP 10s: 17

POLES: One (Sonoma)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Larson snapped a 75-race winless streak with his Dover victory in the playoffs. His Round of 8 appearance was the deepest a Chip Ganassi Racing driver has made it in the playoffs.
WHAT WENT WRONG: While he won a race, the rest of Larson’s 2019 was statistically a step down from last year in almost every category, with fewer top fives, top 10s, laps led and a worse average finish (15.1 compared to 12.6 in 2018). Larson didn’t finish in the top five until race No. 11 on the season.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020: Larson will have a second year to work with teammate Kurt Busch, who helped step up Chip Ganassi Racing’s efforts in his first year with the program, which had two drivers win races for the first time since 2010.