Kyle Larson’s Poised for a Playoff Run

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The Monster Energy Cup Series gets ready for the road course.

FOX’s Matt Napolitano reports:

The Monster Energy Cup Series goes left as well as right this weekend as they hit the road course at Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota Save-Mart 350 Sunday.

Kyle Larson taking over the points lead last weekend with a win at Michigan. His team owner Chip Ganassi tells Sirius XM NASCAR Radio that the steps are in place to make a playoff run:

(Ganassi) “We’re making solid steps. We know where we came from, so if we have to, we can go back to that point.”

There will be a new face behind the wheel of the No. 43 for Sonoma. Road course ringer Billy Johnson will drive the No. 43 replacing Aric Almirola, who is still recovering from his injury.

Meantime, Chase Elliott is still search of that elusive first career win. The driver of the No. 24 Napa Chevy isn’t letting the pressure get to him:

(Elliott) “You can think about it and worry about it all you want. But I mean really, the people who run good, the people who are putting themselves in position are going to win.”

While the Monster Energy Series heads out west, the X-Finity and Camping World Truck Series will visit the course racing at Iowa Speedway.

FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Matt Napolitano, FOX News.

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