Taking Flight...Cessna will be returning to take flight with Kyle Larson this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway after debuting with the rookie NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) driver in the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona. Cessna, the world's leading general aviation company, has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world.
Double Duty... Making his first attempt at a NASCAR top-three series "double duty" weekend, Larson will be making the trip to Rockingham Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 following the NNS O'Reilly 300 at Texas. No stranger to competing in multiple events during one weekend, Larson is prepared to tackle both events with full force.
"I'm used to running more than one race in a weekend, so this weekend will be pretty standard for me," Larson explained. "Turner Scott Motorsports gave me great Silverados last season in the four starts I made for them, so I'm really excited for the opportunity to run the Nationwide race on Friday and then hop on a plane to Rockingham for the Truck Series race."
Looking Back... Making his first career start at Auto Club Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), California native Kyle Larson had momentum on his side and high hopes heading into the Royal Purple 300. Larson kept the Eveready Camaro inside the top 10 for the majority of the afternoon and motored to a sixth-place finish after overcoming a miscue on a pit stop.
Now Appearing... Larson will be making two off-track appearances on Friday afternoon between NNS final practice and qualifying. At 1 pm CDT, he will join Trackside Live at the SPEED stage in the fan midway with hosts Krista Voda, Kyle Petty and Rutledge Wood. Following the SPEED stage, Larson will join teammates Nelson Piquet Jr. and Justin Allgaier at 1:45 pm CDT for a Q&A session at the Chevy Stage, also located in the fan midway.
This Week's Camaro... Chassis TSM-324 has been rebuilt in just the few short weeks since racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) and is ready for competition at Texas Motor Speedway this Friday. Larson battled for the lead with this Camaro at LVMS until an incident caused significant damage and cut his day short.
Crew Chief Trent Owens on Texas Motor Speedway
"Texas is a fast, multi-grooved track I think Kyle will really excel at. We had a great test there last week; I feel like we learned a lot that we can use this weekend. It's important for us to keep building on the momentum we've had for the past few weeks."
Kyle Larson on Texas Motor Speedway
"I'm really excited to get back to Texas after the successful test we had last week. We'll have the same Camaro we had at Las Vegas, which was really fast for us there. I think the grooves will widen as the race goes on, and I've watched a lot of previous races to get a good feel for how it'll be at the end of the night. I think it's going to be a great race for both the fans and the drivers."