By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Kyle Larson received a good Father’s Day gift on Sunday, as he won the FireKeepwrs Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. This is his third career win.
Larson drove the Target car to Victory Lane. This weekend, though, it has Cars 3 on it, which was a box office hit.
“The Cars 3 Chevy was really, really fast,” Larson said. “And it was cool to win it. What a great Father’s Day present for myself and all the other fathers out there. My dad is here today, too. So, I’m looking forward to celebrating with him. We’ve been so close to so many other wins. This is our second Cup win of the year, but we’ve had six second place finishes. All-in-all, it’s a good season so far and we’ll continue to keep building on what we’ve got.”
He has won California and Michigan this season. Larson led 96 laps on the two-mile track.
There were only four lap leaders in this race. However, Larson was the only driver, who restarted from the inside, to find the way to get the win.
Chase Elliott was the unofficial second finisher. And Joey Logano finished third.
“I really think we over-achieved today from what we had on Friday and Saturday and even last night, I was getting a little nervous about how the day was going to go,” Elliott said. “So, I’m happy that we could have a solid day and put ourselves in position and kind of rely on some late-race restarts. We had a couple of opportunities to get the lead. And unfortunately, it just didn’t work out. But we’ll move on. Congratulations to Kyle (Larson, race winner). He had a fast car today and we’ll try to go get ‘em next week.”
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