LAS VEGAS — Kyle Larson earned his fourth win of the NASCAR Cup Series season Sunday (Oct. 22) in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It was also the 23rd win of his Cup Series career.
The win tied Larson with former Hendrick Motorsports racer Ricky Rudd, who raced for the organization in the No. 5 car from 1990 to 1993. The two drivers are in a tie for 36th all-time.
“It’s great, obviously to win a Cup Series race is very difficult,” Larson said to The Racing Experts. “It’s odd being tied with guys like that because I feel like they would have way more wins. But, it shows just how tough the Cup Series’ been through every generation of driver, but fortunate.”
Larson said he hasn’t had many interactions with Rudd but added it is great to be tied with him.
“Hopefully we can keep winning and keep moving up the list,” Larson said.
Earlier this year, Kyle Larson tied Terry Labonte on the wins list, another former Hendrick Motorsports driver, with his win at Darlington Raceway in September.
Larson leads the current crop of Hendrick Motorsports drivers on the wins list. Chase Elliott is at 18 wins, William Byron is at 10 and Alex Bowman is at 7.
Ahead of Larson and Rudd on the wins list are:
- Jim Paschal – 25
- Joe Weatherly – 25
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 26
- Fred Lorenzen – 26
The next race for the Cup Series is next Sunday, October 22, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kyle Larson is the defending winner.
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