NASCAR & Auto Racing

Kyle Larson keeps on winning, even during NASCAR’s week off

Kyle Larson on Tuesday discusses the Monster Energy Cup All-Star race, which is set for May 20 in Concord, N.C. The Elk Grove native won a sprint car race Saturday in Placerville.
Kyle Larson on Tuesday discusses the Monster Energy Cup All-Star race, which is set for May 20 in Concord, N.C. The Elk Grove native won a sprint car race Saturday in Placerville. The Associated Press

Kyle Larson continues to excel behind the wheel, even when taking a step back to his roots.

The Elk Grove native, who leads NASCAR’s top tier in the points standings, made a triumphant return to sprint car racing Saturday, winning at Placerville Speedway on the track where he got his first start in a sprint car a decade ago.

“That was definitely a fun race tonight and a good battle up front early on,” Larson told Gary Thomas at the speedway. “... I also want to thank all the fans for coming out and supporting this new series. The track tonight was kind of a retro Placerville with a nice cushion up top and slick all the way across the groove.”

Here’s social media reaction to Larson’s night:

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