Kyle Larson cracks top-10 for first time in Sprint Cup at Bristol

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The methodical progress for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kyle Larson continued this weekend at Bristol, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie’s first career top-10 finish.

Somehow, 10th almost seems a disappointment given how well the driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet ran.

Larson ran as high as second within the last 100 laps of the Food City 500 but briefly fell back as the race progressed. Still, a good effort in only his eight career Sprint Cup start.

“We ran a really good race tonight,” Larson said in a post-race team release. “The Target Chevy was strong all night and the crew did a great job to keep us in contention with great pit stops. All-in-all a good race for Team Target.”

Teammate Jamie McMurray was less fortunate on the night after driving through oil laid down by another car and crashing out with less than 50 laps to go. It ended a run of 45 straight races where he made the finish.

Wide range of tire selections for Mexican Grand Prix

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The focus this week is on the United States Grand Prix from Circuit of The Americas in Austin, but because it’s Tuesday, the Pirelli tire selections for next week’s Mexican Grand Prix are also out.

And for once, there’s a wide variance in selections.

Both Red Bull and Ferrari have gone for a more balanced portion of supersoft and ultrasoft tires, with Red Bull only selecting six sets of ultrasoft tires.

Meanwhile all other teams have gone between eight to 10 sets of ultrasoft tires.

The full breakdown is below.