With regular-season title gained, Larson ‘now can look ahead’ to the Playoffs
“The race went nicely till the final lap,” Larson mentioned. “We didn’t get any stage factors the primary stage, and the 11 [Denny Hamlin] did. I felt like after desirous about it a little bit bit extra, if I may simply form of observe him and keep near him within the second stage, he wouldn’t achieve a lot on me. It truly ended up the place I beat him within the second stage, and that gave me a little bit bit extra consolation going into the ultimate one.
“We had been capable of dodge a few wrecks. (Hamlin) truly received collected in one in every of them. Then it was form of go for the win at that time. Simply issues didn’t work out for me within the green-white-checkered.”
Larson was collected within the wreck on the ultimate lap and completed twentieth.
“Bummer that we didn’t get to complete nicely, however we achieved the purpose going into tonight, which was coming away with the regular-season title,” he mentioned. “Obtained these 15 bonus factors. Now, we are able to stay up for the subsequent 10 weeks and hopefully get some extra wins.”
5 wins and 52 playoff factors put Larson on the prime of the re-seeded playoff grid. Tied with Denny Hamlin for the factors lead after Watkins Glen, Larson took sole possession of it after Indianapolis. The 2 had been separated by 28 factors going into the regular-season finale at Daytona.
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