Column: Larson finishes 2nd again, takes over points lead

Kyle Larson finished second at Phoenix International Raceway and then headed to the beach for a brief family vacation. There was no lamenting his third consecutive runner-up finish because Larson is the current points leader of NASCAR's top series. His positioning atop the standings is almost as good as a trip to victory lane. Larson has now finished second in four of the last five Cup races dating to last season's finale, and he was in contention for the victory in the Daytona 500 until he...