WINE COUNTRY OUTLAW SHOWDOWN: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will conclude the second west coast swing of the season this weekend. The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart are set to compete at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway this Friday and Saturday for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.
CALISTOGA HISTORY: In four starts at the half-mile speedway in California’s wine country, Stewart and KLR have earned a trio of top-five finishes – including a runner-up score in 2015. During last year’s finale, Stewart was racing in the runner-up position and gaining on the leader when he cut a tire from debris in Turn 4. The team, with help from many others in the pit area, made repairs to the No. 2 and Stewart was able to get back on track and climb his way forward to finish in 10th.
49ER GOLD RUSH CLASSIC RECAP: Last night at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Stewart qualified third and won his heat race. While racing for the sixth position in the dash, Stewart and another competitor made contact going into Turn 1, resulting in Stewart getting upside down. Unable to make repairs to the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2, the KLR team pulled down the backup car and went to work with the help of numerous others in the pit area. As a result of going to the backup, Stewart started the 49-lap feature from 23rd and finished 15th.
KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the SouthPoint 400 – the first race of the NMECS Playoffs – at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway this Sunday.
KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.
KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.
CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.