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Kyle Larson wins second Knoxville Nationals

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Kyle Larson has itched his name into the history of the Knoxville Nationals. Larson, the NASCAR Cup Series driver, won the 62nd annual Knoxville Nationals on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. 

Larson dominated the entire feature. He led all 50 laps. Larson and his team will share a $185,000 check for the win. 

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With the win, he has now won two of the last three Knoxville Nationals. He also won in 2021 with the Silva Motorsports team. Larson is now the eighth driver to win the marquee event several times. 

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Larson now joins a list that includes Steve Kinser, Donny Schatz, Doug Wolfgang, Danny Lasoski, Kenny Weld, Mark Kinser, and Eddie Leavitt to win the event more than once. 

Leavitt and Larson are on the list with two wins each. Leavitt won his events in back-to-back years in 1975 and 1976. 

Kinser is the all-time Knoxville Nationals wins leader with 12. Schatz is the only other driver with double-digit wins, as he has 11 wins, including a win in 2022. 

Larson will have to watch his partying. He is scheduled to start the grid for the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway later today at 2:30 pm EST on NBC. 

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Previous Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel finished in second place. Schatz finished in third place.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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