The winner of the 2021 NASCAR All-Star Race made two daring passes to gather a cool million.
Kyle Larson went from third to first within the ultimate stage of the race Sunday night time at Texas, sweeping previous Chase Elliott and Brad Keselowski on the surface early in a 10-lap shootout to the checkered flag.
Larson’s transfer made him a winner for the third week in a row, following regular-season triumphs at Charlotte and Sonoma. Extra importantly for the Hendrick Motorsports driver, he earned the $1 million winner-take-all prize.
Beneath is extra about Larson’s win Sunday, plus the entire outcomes of the race.
Who gained the NASCAR All-Star Race yesterday?
This can be a copy-and-paste sentence in the meanwhile: Kyle Larson gained Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence race. His newest triumph was within the All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway. Larson collected his second All-Star win, together with his first coming in 2019.
Larson squeezed previous Elliott and Keselowski with eight laps to go after beginning the sixth and ultimate stage of the 100-lap exhibition in third place. Larson and Keselowski traded the lead earlier than Larson took command.
“That final restart labored out precisely how I wanted it to,” Larson stated. “I wished Chase to not get a superb run down the again. Fortunately, I feel the 12 (Ryan Blaney) acquired to his inside and I simply shoved him down the again and he in all probability thought I used to be going to simply observe him and I used to be like, ‘There’s acquired to be sufficient grip the place we’d be working for one nook.’
“It was a bit of slick up there, however I used to be in a position to get it after which maintain him off from there,” Larson added. “I am unable to imagine it.”
Keselowski broke up one other Hendrick 1-2 sweep by bringing residence his Group Penske Ford second. Elliott completed third.
“It seems like simply to run second to the Hendrick automobiles proper now could be sort of an accomplishment,” Keselowski stated. “They’re simply silly quick and I had (Larson) off Flip 4 however they only have a lot velocity. He simply motored proper on again by me.”
NASCAR All-Star Race outcomes from Texas
First place was the one place that actually mattered Sunday night time as a result of no factors have been paid out, simply the $1 million prize that Kyle Larson snagged together with his late cross for the win.
The Cup Sequence will resume racing for factors Sunday, June 20, at Nashville Superspeedway within the Ally 400 (3:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN3, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). NASCAR final raced on the 1.33-mile oval in 2001, however this would be the first Cup Sequence race on the observe. The Xfinity and Truck collection beforehand raced there.
As a result of Nashville is a brand new observe on the Cup schedule, there shall be a qualifying session at 11:05 a.m. ET on race day.
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Materials from the NASCAR Wire Service was used on this report.