Bound for Chi-Town...Kyle Larson and the No. 32 SNICKERS Bites team return to Chicagoland Speedway as the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) heads to the Windy City for the Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday, September 14. This will be Larson's second race at the 1.5-mile oval; he finished 12th when the NNS visited Chicagoland Speedway in July.
Rookie of the Year Update...With just eight races to go in the 2013 NNS season, Larson currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 73 points over his nearest competition. He also ranks as the highest-positioned rookie in the NNS Driver Point Standings, sitting in ninth.
Grab a SNICKERS...Larson's No. 32 Chevrolet will again sport a scheme featuring SNICKERS® Bites this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. SNICKERS® Bites are a new hunger-satisfying innovation introduced earlier this year that offers the trademark SNICKER® combination of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat shrunk down in small, no fuss, "pop 'em in your mouth" milk chocolate cubes. The unwrapped treats are ideal for sharing, whether you're watching a movie, attending a gathering or cheering on the No. 32 as it speeds towards victory lane. SNICKERS® Bites are available nationwide at club, convenience, drug, grocery, mass, specialty and value stores.
This Week's Camaro...Crew chief Trent Owens and the No. 32 SNICKERS Bites team have prepared chassis TSM-403 for this weekend's race at Chicagoland Speedway. This chassis has been used two previous times, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, scoring one top-five finish and earning an average finish of eighth.
Watch and Listen...The Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway will be broadcast live on ESPN2, with coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT. You can also listen to the race by tuning in to MRN Radio or SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Previous Race Recap...Larson started his long day at Richmond International Raceway by laying down the fourth-fastest time in the lone practice session. Despite running a quick lap early, Larson and his Turner Scott Motorsports crew weren't happy with their SNICKERS Bites Chevrolet, which qualified 18th for the Friday night race. After battling a loose race car throughout the 250-lap race, Larson finished in the 14th position.
Kyle Larson on Chicagoland Speedway
"I'm looking forward to going back to Chicagoland Speedway. We had an up-and-down race there back in July; we didn't qualify or finish as well as we would like, but we ran pretty well during the race, especially on the longer green-flag runs. I feel like my Turner Scott Motorsports team and I have been really strong at the mile-and-a-half tracks this season, so I'm looking forward to getting a good finish this weekend."