For Kyle Larson, bigger is better

FONTANA, CA - MARCH 21: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
FONTANA, CA - MARCH 21:  Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
FONTANA, CA – MARCH 21: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

FONTANA, Calif.—Though Kyle Larson posted the best finish of his fledgling NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career last Sunday at .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway, the rookie driver of the No. 42 Ganassi Racing Chevrolet prefers the bigger tracks with multiple racing grooves.

“I love racing at Auto Club Speedway,” said Larson, who finished 10th at Bristol in his eighth Cup start. “It’s probably one of my favorite tracks, because it’s so wide. You can run anywhere on the track, it seems like. Grip changes throughout the race and slows down throughout a run.

“Those seem to be the tracks that I think I do the best at, even though last week at Bristol was, as far as my stats go, my best track. But I like these bigger, slicker tracks.”

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