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Kyle Larson locks into NASCAR championship race. Has no intention of slowing down next 2 weeks
Kyle Larson has suddenly stepped into the spotlight as a NASCAR title favorite
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What a week for Kyle Larson, who has suddenly stepped into the spotlight as a NASCAR title favorite.
Larson in the span of six days won a sprint car championship, met the requirements to enter the Indianapolis 500, then became the first driver locked into NASCAR's title-deciding finale. His victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the opening playoff race of the round of eight kept Larson in contention for a second Cup title in three years.
He has no intention of getting off the gas the next two races, which are meaningless to Larson and the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team now that he's claimed one of the four spots in the Nov. 5 finale at Phoenix.
NASCAR races next Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Larson is the defending race winner. NASCAR also races at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia before the Phoenix finale.