NASCAR Takeaways: Kyle Larson Nets $1 Million All-Star Win at North Wilkesboro
Larson Claims First All-Star Win
Kyle Larson won his first All-Star race at the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway, taking home a $1 million prize. The race was originally held in Charlotte, but due to COVID-19 protocols, it was moved to the abandoned track in North Carolina.
A Look at the Race
Larson and Brad Keselowski battled it out for first place in the final segment of the race. Larson ultimately emerged victorious, edging Keselowski by just 0.206 seconds. The two sprinted to the finish line, providing an exciting finish for race fans.
Larson’s Success Continues
Larson’s All-Star win adds another victory to his already impressive season. He has already won three points-paying races, currently sits in second place in the point standings, and has virtually secured his spot in the playoffs.
Other Takeaways from the Race
Aside from Larson’s win, there were other noteworthy performances in the race. Joey Logano finished third, followed by Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney to round out the top five. Denny Hamlin, who had won two of the previous three All-Star races, finished eighth.
With the All-Star race in the rearview mirror, the drivers will now focus on the next points-paying race, which takes place at Nashville Superspeedway. It will be NASCAR’s first trip to Nashville in over a decade, and the drivers are eager to take on the new track. Larson will look to continue his winning streak and solidify his position as a championship contender.