Professional racer Kyle Larson recently claimed his third All-Star race victory in the past five years with an impressive performance at the long-awaited return of the Cup Series to North Wilkesboro Speedway. The race happened after almost 27 years and showcased Larson’s dominance as he led the field to secure the $1 million prize. This win marks Larson’s entry into the elite group of racers who have won the All-Star race at least three times.
Kyle Larson secured a resounding victory at the All-Star race, leaving no room for doubt about his exceptional driving skills. With this win, along with one in Charlotte in 2019 and Texas in 2021, he not only became only the fourth driver in history to achieve this feat but also the only driver to have won the All-Star race at three different tracks. The triumph also marked Hendrick Motorsports’ 11th All-Star race win.
Although he had to overcome an early speeding penalty, Larson skillfully made his No. 5 Chevrolet through the field and overtook 16 cars on fresh tires. By lap 56, he was way ahead in the competition, overtaking the pole sitter, Daniel Suarez, to seize the lead. He continued to dominate the competition and established an impressive 11-second lead before the first competition caution at lap 100. Throughout the second half of the race, he remained unbeatable and couldn’t be challenged by his opponents. To mark his victory, he celebrated with a series of burnouts around the 6.25-mile track.
Bubba Wallace Claims Second Place
Bubba Wallace wasn’t too far behind and secured second place in the race. Wallace joked about how he was the best of the rest of the drivers. Wallace was impressed by Hendrick Motorsports’ consistency this season, and he was not at all disappointed to come in second. However, because of the All-Star race format, Wallace didn’t receive any awards and was definitely disappointed to go home empty-handed.