Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Hard Crash for Larson

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Hard Crash for Larson

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Kyle Larson made an early exit from Sunday's Auto Club 400 with a hard crash on the backstretch.

Larson had a tire issue as he sped down the backstretch in traffic on lap 48 and made contact with the outside wall. He then shot across the track and made heavy impact with the inside SAFER Barrier that saw his Target Chevrolet lift up in the air before finally coming to rest.

"I was going down the back stretch and I think it was my left- rear tire got cut," Larson said. "It must have ripped the brake line because I went to push the pedal and it went straight to the floor board. I couldn't slow down. It was definitely a hard hit there, probably one of the harder ones of my career. Even before that we were pretty sub-average there, we were pretty bad. Disappointed in our run today, but glad I'm alright. …

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