CREW CHIEF: Chad Johnston
TEAM: Chip Ganassi Racing
WINS: One (Dover II)
LAPS LED: 529
TOP 5s: Eight
TOP 10s: 17
POLES: One (Sonoma)
WHAT WENT RIGHT: Larson snapped a 75-race winless streak with his Dover victory in the playoffs. His Round of 8 appearance was the deepest a Chip Ganassi Racing driver has made it in the playoffs.
WHAT WENT WRONG: While he won a race, the rest of Larson’s 2019 was statistically a step down from last year in almost every category, with fewer top fives, top 10s, laps led and a worse average finish (15.1 compared to 12.6 in 2018). Larson didn’t finish in the top five until race No. 11 on the season.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020:
Larson will have a second year to work with teammate Kurt Busch
, who helped step up Chip Ganassi Racing’s efforts in his first year with the program, which had two drivers win races for the first time since 2010.