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“I wasn’t that good” Kyle Larson opens up after his wheel came off

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Kyle Larson showcased his prowess by securing consecutive pole positions in the NASCAR Cup Series races. His impressive qualifying performances put him at the front of the pack, setting the stage for intense competition on the track.

Despite the front position and unfortunate wheel incident once again broke the hopes of Kyle Larson to win a race. This critical mishap resulted in a two-lap penalty, dropping Larson from first place to being two laps down. Despite leading for 77 laps, the incident significantly impacted his race performance.

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Following the race, Kyle Larson shared his insights on the incident, expressing his disappointment over losing a wheel. Despite his initial hope of regaining the lead after the incident, Larson found himself unable to finish well, despite having a fast car. Nonetheless, he congratulated Chase Elliott on his long-awaited win.

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What happened with Kyle Larson in Texas?

Kyle Larson experienced a challenging moment during the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. While leading the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400, his right rear tire detached from his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro. Unfortunately, this mishap resulted in a critical two-lap penalty, causing Larson to go from first place to being two laps down.

Just seconds after Larson’s team communications mentioned a loose wheel, the right-rear wheel came off under caution following a spin by Carson Hocevar on Lap 115 at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite leading for 77 laps, this unexpected incident significantly impacted Larson’s race performance.

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But in the end, his teammate Chase Elliott who was searching for the win in the last 42 races finally won the race after a dramatic day with 16 cautions flag at Texas.

READ MORE: Kevin Harvick recalls a “very strange” incident earlier at Texas Motor Speedway

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Moin
Moin
I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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