Larson wins 2nd stage of NASCAR's season finale

Larso dominates Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Credit One/DC Solar Chevrolet, waves to the crowd during introductions prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2017 in Homestead,…

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kyle Larson has won the second stage of NASCAR’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.

Larson has so far led 139 of the 160 laps. He’s not eligible for the championship.

Martin Truex Jr. was second in the second stage and the highest-finishing championship contender.

He was followed by Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski as the title contenders ran second through fifth behind Larson.

Larson was one of the strongest drivers during the regular season, but he was eliminated from the playoffs in the second round when his engine failed at Kansas. It knocked Larson out of title contention, and many believed he was a legitimate threat to win the title because Homestead-Miami Speedway suits his driving style.

Larson is able to run closer to the wall than anyone else because he’s comfortable in that high line. He built a 10-second lead over the nearest competition.

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