Kyle Larson takes NASCAR veterans to school at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 24: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENOES Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 24:  Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENOES Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 24: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 ENOES Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson has been called the future of NASCAR and he showed why Saturday taking the lead just past the halfway point and holding off several Sprint Cup veterans to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Larson made a breathtaking move on lap 119 to take the lead from Brad Keselowski. From there Larson took control of the race and went on to score his second career Nationwide series race win and the second of 2014 the first coming at Fontana in March.

“It was about perfect,” Larson said of his car. “I knew we had a good piece, but not that good.” MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.