NASCAR Rookie of the Year and Japanese American race driver Kyle Larson won his first ever Nationwide Series race Saturday in Fontana, CA, reports the Los Angeles Times.(Photo from Kyle Larson Facebook)
“It was a blast,” Larson said. “It means the world to get [the win] here in my home state.”
Larson is from Elk Grove, near Sacramento.
He took the lead with 16 laps to go in the 150 lap race, battling second place finisher Kevin Harwick and third place finisher Kyle Busch to the end.
The three will race again today in the Cup Race, also in Fontana.