Kyle Larson masterfully held off NASCAR veterans Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano at the finish line in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series TreatMyClot.com 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The win gave the California driver his first win in the series and Turner Scott Motorsports its first win of 2014 – and its seventh since 2011.
Turner Scott Motorsports started fielding cars in Nationwide in 2010. In March 2011, Mark Martin piloted the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet to Victory Lane for the organization’s first victory. Later that season, both Justin Allgaier and Reed Sorenson celebrated wins in TSM-owned Chevys at Chicagoland and Road America, respectively.
The following year, James Buescher (Daytona), Nelson Piquet Jr. (Road America) and Allgaier (Montreal) all crossed the line first in a race in Turner Scott equipment.
Although the organization was winless in 2013, its drivers compiled 40 top-10 finishes. Five races into 2014, they already have six top-10 finishes, including Larson’s victory. The win gives TSM at least one race win in three of the past four years – a remarkable feat for a young and still-growing organization.
In 25 Nationwide starts at Texas Motor Speedway by TSM drivers, Kasey Kahne has the best finish, a third in 2012.