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1. Kyle Larson (LW: 1): Welcome to NASCAR’s playoffs, Kyle Larson.
Larson is pulling a Kevin Harvick with his domination of the Cup Series through the first five weeks of the season. Heck, you can make the argument that he’s been even better than Harvick was in 2016.
With his win on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, Larson’s average finish is 3.8 through the first five races. That’s just a tick better than Harvick, who had an average finish of fourth through the first five races a year ago. Anytime you’re being compared to Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing tenure you’re doing something right.
“I think the runway, you know, he’s got a lot of runway,” Larson’s car owner Chip Ganassi said. “WeRead More »from Power Rankings: Just like Sunday, everyone's chasing Kyle Larson