A few weeks ago, Kyle Larson was among the favorites to win his first Cup Series championship. But engine failure eliminated Larson from the postseason in the final race in the Round of 12, and it left Larson and his team wondering would could have been for the season.
Despite the championship hopes being over, Larson hasn't given up on the season, and he won Stage 2 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Larson was in position to win the first stage, but Kevin Harvick took the stage win with a late surge.
Harvick finished second in Stage 2, followed by Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott.
Jimmie Johnson, who holds the record for most wins at Texas and won in the spring, has struggled throughout the day and is three laps down.
Larson might not hold on to win the race, but he's proven he isn't going to simply fold it in and quit on the season.