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Kyle Larson: “We were third best and we finished third best”

ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN – JULY 03: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Chevrolet, and Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 3CHI Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Kwik Trip 250 at Road America on July 03, 2022 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

In his second race without crew chief Cliff Daniels, Kyle Larson and interim crew chief Kevin Meendering picked up their second Top-5 effort Sunday at Road America.

Not too far behind Tyler Reddick and Chase Elliott in the closing laps, Larson sealed his eighth Top-5 finish of the 2022 season after the Kwik Trip 250.

“I felt like we were third best and we finished third best,” Larson said. “A nice, smooth day and our pit crew was great the few times we came down pit road. Our car was good enough to run where we did.”

Larson did not pick up stage points in the race, but rather, stayed on a similar strategy to teammate Chase Elliott and race winner Tyler Reddick.

Larson, the defending series champion, is fourth in driver’s standings, 71 points behind leader Chase Elliott with eight races left before the playoffs start.

Larson offered his congratulations to fellow California native Tyler Reddick after Reddick picked up his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory.

“So, overall happy and congrats to Tyler Reddick, that is really cool,” Larson said. “I grew up racing with him in Outlaw cars in California, so it’s really awesome to see him win. I know everybody from northern California is really proud.”

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