Larson skips XFINITY race to focus on Cup race

Jeff Olsen - NASCAR Wire Service Sunday, Jul 05 1700
Kyle Larson decided to forego the NASCAR XFINITY Series race Saturday at Daytona to focus on Sunday’s Coke Zero 400..

“The XFINITY cars and the Cup cars don’t race anything alike, I don’t think, on superspeedways,” Larson said. “The style of racing is not my favorite.”

Larson, who is 18th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings and needs to win a race to secure a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, went airborne in a ferocious crash during an XFINITY Series race at Daytona in 2013.

“I’ve been across the front stretch with all four wheels off the ground before, so I don’t really want to risk anything again,” he said. “I don’t know. I just don’t like this style of racing, so I don’t need to risk anything.”

1-in-43 shot of winning or wrecking