Larson Wins At Phoenix, Takes Title

Jonathan Grant | November 8th, 2021

It was winner-take-all at Phoenix on Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series’ playoff finale, and that pressure was handled expertly by Kyle Larson and his #5 team. The new champion won the pole on Saturday night and came into the race as the big favorite as he had already won nine races heading into the last race of the season.

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He grabbed his tenth checkered flag, and the title as a result, by holding off Martin Truex, Jr., Denny Hamlin, and teammate Chase Elliott in the desert. Larson led 108 laps in the affair, but he was fourth when the final caution came out with 25 laps to go. Larson’s pit crew got him out first, and he did the rest, holding off the pack to claim his first title and only the third in his racing career.

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