Monday, January 30, 2023

Kyle Larson Destroys Field in USAC Midget Feature at IRP, Finishes 6th in 500 Sprint Car Tour Event

Kyle Larson destroyed the field in Monday’s USAC Midget Feature at Indianapolis Raceway Park, beating the field by more than 6.5 seconds. Larson also competed in the 500 Sprint Car Tour event, finishing 6th.

Kyle Larson isn’t very picky when it comes to racing outside of his schedule in the NASCAR Cup Series, with the defending series champion competing in the Open-Wheel Doubleheader at IRP.

Competing in both the USAC Midget Series and the 500 Sprint Car Tour, Larson was looking to collect a pair of trophies at the 0.686-mile short track in Indianapolis.

In Monday’s USAC Midget event, Kyle Larson absolutely destroyed the entire field, winning by more than 6.5 seconds when the 30-lap feature was all said and done.

The NASCAR Cup Series champion was scheduled to start from the runner-up position, but was handed a one-place grid penalty for ‘jumping the restart’ two separate times.

Once the race got going, Larson was able to take the lead away on the second lap, and stretch a major advantage over the field, dominating one-half of Monday’s doubleheader.

Alex Bowman – Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate – was also in the USAC Midget Feature, but failed to finish the race in his No. 55 entry.

In the 500 Sprint Car Tour, Larson started the 30-lap feature race from ninth-place, but was unable to make much progress as the majority of the feature was contested under green flag conditions.

After a restart with about 10 to go, Larson was able to make some moves and slot into sixth-place.

Next up for Larson is the BC39, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at the IMS Dirt Track.

Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at

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