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Kyle Larson won the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday.
Larson led a race-high 264 of 300 laps in earning his third consecutive points-paying win. It was also Hendrick Motorsports’ fifth consecutive points-paying victory.
Taking another big bite out of Denny Hamlin‘s lead in the regular season standings, Larson has now closed to within nine points of the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.
STANDINGS: Cup driver points after Nashville
Larson outscored Hamlin, 58-20, on Sunday for a 38-point gain. Hamlin finished 22nd, earning five stage points.