Larson “proud” of team’s recent performance
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Kyle Larson addresses the media Friday at New Hampshire. Larson finished second.
With a second place effort Sunday at New Hampshire, rookie Kyle Larson posted his second consecutive top-five finish.
Larson expressed his pleasure with his team’s performance Sunday post-race.
“It’s a little bit disappointing seeing how well we've been running and not being in the Chase,” Larson said. “Really proud about how we've been running, me and [teammate] Jamie [McMurray] both. I guess there are a few other Chase guys that were contenders today. But me and Jamie the last two weeks have been really good.”
For the second straight week, Larson and Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray were the top-two finishing drivers not inside the Chase.
Larson’s finish at New Hampshire is the second time in his career he’s finished second place.
Larson, who is currently the highest ranked Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, has yet to score a win in his rookie campaign. Leading 48 laps and 13 total top-ten finishes, Larson says he and his team winning is the priority.
“Really, the only thing that we're racing for right now is wins, I guess,” Larson said. “At the same time, you’ve got to be cautious of those guys, but still race them hard. We're not just out there being field fillers, we're out there racing.
“We're all out there trying to win. I'm going to race hard, try to get that win, but do everything I can to not affect those guys' races other than beating them.”