Two Top 10s for Ganassi at Kansas


"I’m really happy to finish eighth because we restarted like 20th or something with two or three to go. It was a good finish." (Photo: Getty Images)


Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray both came home with top-10 finishes in Saturday night’s GoBowling 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Larson was sixth and McMurray came home eighth to continue the strong early season performances for the Ganassi organization.
“The early parts of the race I thought we were okay, not great, but I thought we were like a fourth or fifth place car and I got into the wall on one of those later restarts after that big wreck.  I just got really tight and it took off and hit the wall,” explained Larson, who ran the race in a back-up car after a crash in practice and also made some contact with the wall in the race.
“Then my car was pretty tight afterwards, so I’m sure some aerodynamic issues there, but still recovered for a decent finish there.  The restarts weren’t really working out for me there the last handful of them.  It seemed like at the beginning of the race I could pass people no problem on restarts.  There at the end my line just kept getting choked down and stuff, but sixth place is still a good day for our Target team.  The No. 2 (Brad Keselowski) finished really well so that is not great for us because I would like to be leading the points here in a few months. Still in all a good day.” 
McMurray had to overcome some pit road challenges along the way but the Missouri native, who considers Kansas a home track, was pleased overall with the effort.
“So, we had a really good night,” McMurray said. “We had a hard time in the pits tonight.  I’m not sure if something with the set-up of the car, but we struggled in the pits, but overall, we had a really fast McDonald’s Chevy.  
“We were pretty good on restarts, which was important and I’m really happy to finish eighth because we restarted like 20th or something with two or three to go. It was a good finish.”
Larson is still the point leader in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings while McMurray sits fifth.

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