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Thinkin’ Out Loud at Homestead: Welcome Back Championship-Form Kyle Larson, You’re a Little Late

Kyle Larson celebrates in victory lane at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson proved at Homestead-Miami Speedway that he still has the ability to whoop the field like he did almost every week one year ago. It’s just too little, too late.

AJ Allmendinger Revives Championship Run with Strong Homestead Finish

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger earned a third-place finish on the 1.5-mile oval of Homestead-Miami and points raced his way back into the top four of the Xfinity Series standings after heading into the southern Floridian circuit 16 points below the cut line. He left it with a cushion of five points. 

Ben Rhodes Denies Stewart Friesen Championship 4 Berth by 1 Point

#99: Ben Rhodes, ThorSport Racing, Toyota Tundra Bombardier Learjet 75, #52: Stewart Friesen, Halmar Friesen Racing, Toyota Tundra Halmar International

For the second consecutive year, Stewart Friesen failed to make the playoffs. Even worse, he lost the championship finale entry to Ben Rhodes by the smallest of margins – one point.

Thinkin’ Out Loud at the ROVAL: The Round of 8 Was Decided by a Sponsor Sign

#5: Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaroa nd #12: Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Discount Tire Ford Mustang

After two wild overtime restarts, Christopher Bell got a walkoff win, locking himself into the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL.

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