Kyle Larson (42) passes Martin Truex, Jr. (78) earlier this season to win at Richmond. Both NASCAR Cup Series drivers have enjoyed breakout seasons.
Kyle Larson (42) passes Martin Truex, Jr. (78) earlier this season to win at Richmond. Both NASCAR Cup Series drivers have enjoyed breakout seasons. Steve Helber AP
Kyle Larson (42) passes Martin Truex, Jr. (78) earlier this season to win at Richmond. Both NASCAR Cup Series drivers have enjoyed breakout seasons. Steve Helber AP

NASCAR championship favorites took different paths, but both had to learn how to win

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