Kyle Larson runs Eldora
By AMANDA VINCENT
Kyle Larson will be the lone NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular in the 32-truck race field for the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Wednesday night. The Eldora Dirt Derby is the lone dirt track race on the yearly Camping World Truck Series schedule.
“Excited to be running @EldoraSpeedway with @GMSRacingLLC and @DCSolar. Gonna try to not hit the wall as much!!” Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin
He’ll be a teammate to GMS’ full-time drivers, Johnny Sauter and Spencer Gallagher.
Larson, who’s regular gig is driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet at the Cup level, will drive the No. 24 Chevrolet for GMS Racing at Eldora.
The Eldora race will be Larson’s second Truck Series race at 2016, with the other coming at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, also in a GMS entry. He finished fourth.
Larson competed in two of the previous three Truck Series races at Eldora Speedway, running the first two in 2013 and 2014. He took runner-up honors in 2013.
Larson, a dirt track racing veteran, has additional experience racing other vehicles at Eldora. In 2011, he claimed his own piece of racing history at Eldora by becoming the second driver to win three races on the same night in the Four Crown Nationals. He accomplished the feat by winning in three different types of race cars — midget, non-wing spring, and Silver Crown.