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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: The World of Outlaws are set to compete in a trio of events this weekend. The Kyle Larson Racing team and Carson Macedo will kick off the triple-header with the much-anticipated Patriot Nationals, two nights of racing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday. The weekend will then be capped off with Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Memorial Day.
TRACK STATS: Macedo has six starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, all during the World Finals over the past three seasons. His best score came in his first start with KLR where he qualified fifth in Flight 2 of time trials and finished second in his heat race, advancing him into the dash. The 22-year-old finished fourth in the second dash and went on to run eighth in the feature event. Monday will be Macedo’s first appearance at Lawrenceburg Speedway since 2016 where he finished 16th.
BRIDGEPORT RECAP: The World of Outlaws returned to Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., this past Tuesday for the first time on the newly reconfigured track. Macedo qualified ninth and made a final corner, last lap pass for the final transfer spot into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash where he finished second. After starting on the outside of the front row, Macedo made a couple of bids for the lead before ultimately slipping back in lapped traffic and finishing fourth.
MACEDO QUOTE: “I feel like Bridgeport Speedway went really well,” said Macedo. “It’s a really racy place and reminded me a lot of tracks at home. I feel like Joe [Gaerte] and Trey [Bowman] made my Chevrolet Accessories, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Complete Parts and Equipment Soultions No. 2 really competitive. I am looking forward to getting to Charlotte and Lawrenceburg this weekend. The Dirt Track was a place we were really good at during World Finals last year and we had a lot of speed. I feel like if we can bring a good package and put ourselves in a good spot early in the night with time trials, we can contend for wins all three nights.”
RACE INFORMATION: For more information on The Patriot Nationals and the Memorial Day Spectacular, including tickets, please visit www.worldofoutlaws.com. If you are unable to attend The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway or Lawrenceburg Speedway, all three nights will be streamed live on DIRTVision.
KLR OWNER: Kyle Larson Racing is owned by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) driver Kyle Larson. Fresh off of his Monster Energy All Star Race win and two nights at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, N.C., for the QRC Speed51 Open, the Elk Grove, Calif., native will be competing in the Patriot Nationals Friday and Saturday and will follow that up with Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway.
KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., and crew chief Joe Gaerte of Rochester, Ind., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Trey Bowman of Lima, Ohio. Carson Macedo pilots the Chevrolet Accessories, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 2.
KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevrolet Accessories, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Lucas Oil Products, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Durst, Inc., Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima, SRI Performance, 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.