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NASCAR at Kansas Speedway

A good day for Chevrolet drivers

Chevrolet Rookie of the Year challenger, Kyle Larson, continued his impressive ways with a second-place finish at that Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, the first race in the ‘Contender’ segment in the new 2014 playoff format. The run was Larson’s eighth top-five finish of the season. The 22-year old driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet continues leads the Rookie of the Year battle over fellow Chevrolet competitor Austin Dillon.

“Our Target Chevrolet SS was really good and we had to work on it just a little on the first run because we were pretty loose, but we got some track position and held it the rest of the race”, said Larson. “It was another second, and we can’t be too disappointed with it. The wins will be coming, so I just have to be patient and with every time I am in the top three, it’s just going to make the wins feel that much better.”

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Martin Truex, Jr. and the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS team continue to have strong runs in the later stages of 2014; and their fourth-place finish at Kansas was their best result thus far this year. It was the second consecutive top-10 effort for the team.

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) placed all three of their Chevrolet SS’s in the top-10. Ryan Newman, finished sixth in the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevy SS; while teammates Austin Dillon, No. 3 Dow Chevrolet SS and Paul Menard, No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS finished eighth and ninth respectively. Newman was also the top finishing Team Chevy Chase contender.