CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Motor Speedway is becoming a winning thing for team owner Chip Ganassi.
Kyle Larson, the rookie Sprint Cup driver for Ganassi, captured his second Nationwide Series victory this season by winning the History 300. It comes on the heels of last week’s million dollar win in the All-Star race by teammate driver Jamie McMurray.
“I think I just had a really great car. We were fast in practice on Thursday and barely worked on it, really,” said Larson in Victory Lane.
Larson was dominant in the second half of the race, leading a race-high 82 of the 200-lap race.
Brad Keselowski finished a distant second, followed by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brian Scott. Regan Smith, who finished seventh, took over the series points lead and holds a five-point advantage over Elliott Sadler.
Rookie Chase Elliott, who began the race as the series points leader, was forced to the garage with a broken front suspension after making hard contact with the wall. He did make it back onto the track but finished 37th.