Elk Grove's Larson finishes off dominant NASCAR Series run at DoverBy: Telegraph Staff
Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 ended as it started – as a two-man show with pole-sitter Kyle Larson of Elk Grove on top.
Larson and Ryan Blaney were in a class by themselves at Dover International Speedway in the 11th NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season. In winning for the third time in six starts this season, Larson led 137 of the 200 laps to Blaney’s 28.
In fact, Larson now has three wins, a second and a third this season for an average finish of 2.5 – numbers that could rival those of another Kyle, XFINITY Series all-time victory leader Kyle Busch.
"Our cars have been really good on both sides," Larson said. "Especially XFINITY, we’ve been extremely good. We’ve done a really good job adjusting to this new aero package. This is the best car I’ve had here. At a lot of the tracks we’ve gone to, it seems like this is the best XFINITY car I’ve had this time around.”
A first-time winner at Dover, Larson collected the eighth victory of his career, finishing 1.173 seconds ahead of Blaney. Third-place Daniel Suarez crossed the stripe 14.078 seconds behind the race winner. Larson went on to finish second in Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup race.