Larson Nips LaJoie In New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. — Kyle Larson won a drag race to the finish line against Corey LaJoie to capture the G-Oil 100 checkered flag in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Larson, a 20-year-old rookie from Elk Grove, Calif., took the lead from LaJoie on Lap 86 and held on through a pair of restarts for his second victory in 11 K&N Pro Series East races.
Larson, who competes for Rev Racing in NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative, also won earlier this year at Gresham Motorsports Park on June 9 in Jefferson, Ga.
For LaJoie, who came up half a car-length short at the line, it was his fourth top-10 finish in six visits to the “Magic Mile.” He has a series-high three wins this season, but was looking for the first of his career at NHMS.
Darrell Wallace Jr. crossed the line third while Dylan Kwasniewski and Chase Elliott rounded out the top five.
Bryan Ortiz, Travis Pastrana, Eddie MacDonald, Dale Quarterley and Michael McGuire brought home the top 10 in the K&N Pro Series East’s lone trip of the year to the 1.058-mile oval. It was the series’ 57th all-time event in Loudon.
Kyle Larson, Corey LaJoie, Darrell Wallace Jr., Dylan Kwasniewski, Chase Elliott, Bryan Ortiz, Travis Pastrana, Eddie MacDonald, Dale Quarterley, Michael McGuire, Jimmy Weller, Ryan Gifford, Brandon Gdovic, Enrique Contreras III, Daniel Suarez, Brett Moffitt, Jeff Anton, John Salemi, Austin Theriault, Sam Hunt, Clay Campbell, Nicholas Sweet, Jesse Little, Sergio Pena, Ben Kennedy, CJ Faison, Steven Legendre, Spencer Gallagher, Dylan Presnell, Jorge Arteaga, Carlos Iaconelli, Hector Aguirre, Harrison Rhodes, Tim Bell, Cale Conley, Akinori Ogata.