Kyle Larson NNS Preview: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course


Kyle Larson NNS Preview: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:07
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Hit The Road (Course)...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will be making its final road-course stop of the season, as they make their series debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Mid-Ohio) this weekend. Along with the majority of the rest of the field, Kyle Larson will be making his first start at the 2.258-mile road course. In his previous two races at the road courses of Road America and Watkins Glen International, Larson has one top-10 finish, coming home seventh at Road America. 


Did Somebody Say McDonald's?...Larson's No. 32 Camaro will sport the McDonald's golden arches again this weekend at Mid-Ohio. McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with more than 34,000 locations serving more than 69 million customers in 119 countries each day. More than 80% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women. To learn more about the company, please visit


This Week's Camaro...Crew chief Trent Owens and the No. 32 McDonald's team will bring chassis TSM-301 to Mid-Ohio this weekend. TSM-301 is the same car that Larson drove to a seventh-place finish in his road-course racing debut at Road America in June.


Come On By...Larson will be signing autographs along with his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates at the NNS autograph session on Friday, August 16 at the Nationwide Hospitality Tent. The autograph session will occur from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., but wristbands for the event will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Nationwide display.


Watch and Listen...Tune in to ESPN to watch the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio. Race coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.


Previous Race Recap...Larson appeared to be poised for a solid finish at Watkins Glen International when his race unexpectedly came to a premature end. The No. 32 McDonald's Chevrolet was running inside the top 15 and on its way to the front when a powertrain problem brought Larson to a halt halfway through the race, forcing him to the garage and resulting in a 30th-place finish.


Kyle Larson on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

"I was excited to go to another road course last weekend at Watkins Glen, but things didn't go quite as we planned. I'm hoping that we got all of our bad luck out of the way, and that things will get back on track this weekend at Mid-Ohio. This will be the first time all season that everyone else in the Nationwide Series will be competing in their first Nationwide race at a track too, so it will be fun to see how we stack up when all the other teams are in the same boat as mine."
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