Larson hopes to build on All-Star win

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Kyle Larson was among NASCAR's rising young stars in 2017 with four victories and his second straight playoff appearance. Then came a 20-month winless drought that left him and his Chip Ganassi Racing team searching for answers.

Larson believes he found several during a breakthrough weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He became just the second driver to win the Monster Energy Open to get into the All-Star race before outlasting Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to win the main event and $1 million first prize Saturday night.

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