After three red flags, two rain delays and 205 laps in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500, NASCAR chose to postpone the remainder of the event until 1 p.m. Monday. "I think there's probably more in the media or maybe in those two drivers' minds than there is between the teams for sure".
Larson, 25, was also leading on a previous red flag period for weather less than a half hour earlier Sunday afternoon. Wallace, who also chose to make a stop under the caution, was penalized during the stops for speeding on pit road.
"I knew it would be hard to get back to him", Larson said.
"I just think on the short run and as cold as it is, there's just enough grip to use the shortest way around to create lap time", Johnson said. "So, it has been fun, but it really is kind of challenging to imagine at which you have to position your auto for just a small though".
As it is for many drivers, Bristol is Larson's favorite race track. It was a fun race. He likens it to dirt track racing. "We got held up in lap traffic".
Kyle Busch, who won last week's race in Texas, earned the pole during Friday's qualifying with a best speed of 128.822 miles per hour. "When you catch a guy, you just go to wherever he is not".
Average Speed of Race Winner: 77.465 miles per hour.
Larson began racing at the age of seven and, in all the series he has raced in, has amassed over 200 wins.
"Hate that I didn't win, it's another one at Bristol", Larson said after the race. His average finish at Bristol is 14.56. Can he crack the winner's circle today?
Busch said after the race that he didn't have the best auto, but "we had the best vehicle right at the end".
Kyle Larson: He opted not to pit coming off the initial restart Monday, which may have cost him the stage win but appeared to help in the long run. "I feel like if we can get one knocked out of the way that more is kind of going to come with that, so we're going to continue to push this weekend". "I will take away from the experience and have a good time anyway".
Larson's tires were older than most drivers immediately behind him, and in the last 10 laps of the stage, his vehicle just appeared to not have enough grip left.
Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch will start in the back after crashes in practice have sent them to back-up cars, and Jimmie Johnson will start in the rear, too, after having to change a tire after qualifying.