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Kyle Larson celebrates 28th birthday by continuing All Star winning streak

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Kyle Larson celebrated his 28th birthday Friday night by remaining unbeaten in his past seven starts in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.

Larson led the final 18 laps at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for his 12th victory in 18 starts with the 410 winged sprint car series owned by Tony Stewart. He has won the past six races in the series and the last seven he’s entered.

Larson led the final 18 laps after taking first from pole-sitter Cory Eliason to extend a streak of perfection in the series for Paul Silver’s No. 57 that has lasted more than three weeks.

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“I’m really looking forward the rest of the weekend,” said Larson, who will go for his third win in as many nights in the series Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.

Larson already has multiple victories at Knoxville this season with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

The Elk Grove, California, driver’s winning streak in the All Star Circuit began July 10 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Ohio. Larson (who skipped the series’ July 11 race) also has victories at Sharon Speedway (July 12), Williams Grove Speedway (July 17), Port Royal Speedway (July 18-19), Plymouth Dirt Track (July 30) and 34 Raceway (July 31).

Since the beginning of June, Larson has 22 victories in 36 starts with a worst finish of sixth while barnstorming through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa and several other states to race in various sprint car series and some USAC midget events.

Larson earned $26,000 for his All Star Circuit of Champions victory Thursday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Wisconsin.

Kyle Larson All Star Circuit
Kyle Larson earned $26,000 for his victory in the 35-lap Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race in Plymouth, Wisconsin (Paul Arch/All Star Circuit of Champions).

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Road America

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Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.

The Team Penske No. 7 Acura DPi led a race-high 48  of 63 laps, including the final four after Castroneves seized a restart to take first from Renger van der Zande, who finished second with Ryan Briscoe in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Other class winners at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course were the No. 81 ORECA LMP2 07 of Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in LMP2, the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in GTLM and the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo in GTD.

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Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi standings, the No. 10 Cadillac of Briscoe and van der Zande leads by six points (124-118) over the No. 5 Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais.

The No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor leads the GTLM standings with 130 points, 10 more than the No. 912 Porsche of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

In GTD, the No. 12 Lexus of Bell and Montecalvo moved into the lead by four points (121-117) over AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No. 14 Lexus.

The No. 38 of Performance Tech Motorsport leads in LMP2.

Click here for the points standings for drivers and teams after Road America.

STATS PACKAGE FOR ROAD AMERICA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will race Aug. 21-22 at Virginia International Raceway.