Kyle Larson defeated Brad Sweet to win a World of Outlaws sprint car race Tuesday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Illinois.
It is Larson’s second straight Outlaws win. He led the final 18 laps of the 40-lap feature event.
The win comes with Larson scheduled to compete in two Indiana Midget Week races this week: Wednesday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, and Thursday night at Lincoln Park Speedway in Greencastle, Indiana.
You can watch extended highlights of Larson’s win in the above video.
Kyle Larson kept his winning ways going Wednesday night when he won an Outlaw Kart race at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Four days after his win in the Monster Energy All-Star Race, Larson took the lead on Lap 2 of the 51-lap Speed 51 Open and led the rest of the way.
Larson held off Chase Majdic for the win, his second in the event.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver won despite losing his muffler in the middle of the race and having to replace his left side upper wing earlier in the night after a qualifying event.
Larson has a busy weekend ahead of him with World of Outlaws races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday and Saturday night, the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, and the Word of Outlaws’ Memorial Day Classic at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana on Monday.
Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson were both victorious Sunday in sprint and midget races at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland, New Zealand.
Bell won the 25-lap sprint feature with a daring last-lap pass of Michael Pickens which had to be reviewed by officials for grass usage. Bell passed Pickens on the inside in the final turn after running second for the entire race.
The victory follows Bell’s sprint win at the track on Wednesday.
“I don’t know what to say, I didn’t expect that one,” Bell told Speed Shift TV afterward.
You can watch the race in the above video.
Bell’s win was preceded by Larson trouncing the field in the World 30-Lap Midget Derby, beating Bell by .837 seconds.
Larson defended his win in the race last year.
Kasey Kahne‘s NASCAR career is over after 15 year of Cup competition, but his racing career is far from over.
Kahne is scheduled to make more than 50 starts in sprint car races next year in the World of Outlaws and All-Star Circuit of Champions with his own sprint car team.
The news is part of a sponsor announcement that will have Kahne and Kasey Kahne Racing’s No. 9 car sponsored by Wicked Energy Gum/Wicked Energy in select races.
“This is the most excited I have been in a long time to get back to racing,” Kahne said in a press release. “I feel great and I’ve been working out a lot preparing for the upcoming season. Returning to sprint cars on a more regular basis is something that I have been looking forward to for years.”
Click here to see Kahne’s tentative schedule.
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The car swap between Jimmie Johnson and Fernando Alonso occurred Monday in Bahrain.
Some NASCAR stars took to Twitter to react to the event and they were envious of Johnson’s opportunity.
The smoke from Johnson and Alonso’s doughnuts to end the day had barely cleared before the fantasizing over more car swaps began, spurred on by SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive.”
NASCAR drivers who came from sprint car racing – including sprint car team owners Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson – really want to give their competitors a taste of the dirt racing life.
And Chase Elliott, a former teammate of Kahne’s, had his interest in Kahne’s proposal piqued.
Brad Sweet, who races for Kahne, noted the possibility of such an opportunity occurring is aided by their shared sponsorship.
What car swaps would you want to see? Let us know in the comments.
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