Kyle Larson To Wrap Up NASCAR Season With Final Two Trucks Races

By Christy Valdez
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Coming off a championship season, Kyle Larson will extend his NASCAR season as he will race in the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2012 to end his season on a high note.

For the final two trucks races of 2012, Larson will be racing in the No.4 truck for Turner Motorsports at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.  The upcoming race at Phoenix will be Larson’s third trucks start of the year.

Larson made his first trucks series start at Kentucky where he finished within the top-10 with a 10th place finish. He also captured a sixth place finish at the Jeff Foxworthy Grit Chips 200 at Atlanta back in September. Both of his top two finishes also came behind the wheel of the No.4 truck.

“Well, my goals are to do better than I did in my last race, which was a 6th, but if I could come away with two top 10s again that would be really good to get four top 10s in only—only having four truck starts,” said Larson in a NASCAR phone conference Wednesday. “I’m just looking to go out there and gain some experience and get used to the bodies and different types of tires and get some experience racing on bigger tracks like Homestead.”

Now that Larson will be making his way back into the No.4 truck, he looks forward to finishing his 2012 season on a positive note following his success in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

In The 2012 K&N Pro Series Larson accomplished several features. He became the 2012 champion as well as Rookie of the Year Honors. In his debut season Larson captured two wins and a pole win in 14 races. He also became the first driver from NASCAR’s Drive For Diversity program and Rev Racing driver to win the championship.

Larson is also signed on to Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing as a development driver.

Prior to the K&N Series, Larson also raced in the USAC Series in Midgets, Sprint Car, and Silver Crown Cars.

As for the 2013 season it has yet to be determined.

“ I don’t really have anything set up for next year yet,” said Larson. “I know these guys at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing are working on some different things for me and hopefully will have an answer here shortly and can hopefully be racing anything, whether it’s moving up into trucks or Nationwide and hopefully I’ll still be able to race Sprint cars and Midgets. As long as I’m racing, I’ll be having fun.”

Christy Valdez is a member of the NASCAR Media. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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