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Kyle Larson Unmasks High Limit Challenge, Labels It a ‘Fun Race’

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The Kubota High Limit Racing came back after seven weeks of hiatus at Texas Motor Speedway. All eyes were on Kyle Larson who was going to start at pole in the NASCAR Cup race. Kyle Larson was in the limelight in the Dirt race as well. In fact, the event meant a typical Dirt race as it featured a star lineup including Ricy Stenhouse Jr and Kyle Larson.

Despite a challenging start that saw him spinning during lap 2 and moving to the rear, Kyle Larson managed to finish 14th in his #57 car. Following the race, Larson joined Brad Sweet for a discussion on FloRacing. During the conversation, Sweet observed Larson’s unique strategy in navigating the tight turns. Reflecting on his performance, Larson stated,

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“Even though I got beat that night, I was like, damn, that was fun. I just remember it being really flat, really, really flat, really roundish. I think the backstretch wall kind of comes up quick, from what I remember. Then it opens up into three, but it’s so flat in that colored dirt. It built a massive curve, especially in three and four. I can’t remember one and two. I think one and two is maybe closer to being easier to get off the edge. Then, yeah, around the bottom, tiptoe, right around the tires.”

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Kyle Larson Setting Records at Texas

For the third consecutive NASCAR Cup Series race, Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson secured the pole position for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400. His qualifying lap in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet clocked in at 190.369 mph, just 0.003 seconds faster than Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ty Gibbs.

This marks Larson’s 250th pole win for the venerable Hendrick team and his 25th career pole overall. Notably, it’s also the 13th different NASCAR Cup Series track where Larson has bested a qualifying session.

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During the race, Larson led for 77 laps but faced challenges in Stage 2. One of the rear wheels detached from his car under caution on Lap 115, adding drama to the intense competition.

READ MORE: Kevin Harvick recalls a “very strange” incident earlier at Texas Motor Speedway

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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