In a NASCAR America interview with Rutledge Wood, Kyle Larson explained the circumstances of a car accident that occurred leaving Auto Club Speedway after his win Sunday.
Larson’s Chevrolet Suburban was involved in a fender bender while leaving the 2-mile oval and heading to the airport.
“Yeah, we got in a little car accident yesterday leaving the racetrack,” the Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who swept the Cup-Xfinity weekend at Fontana, told Wood. “One of the traffic workers ran a red light in front of us, and we blasted him. So thankfully, everybody was OK, and our Suburban was still drive-able. The toe was a little off, but we made it back to the airport after the police report and all that.”
Racing-reference.info shows that 10 of Larson’s 161 Cup starts have ended because of a crash, but this was different.
“That was exciting,” he said. “I know we’ve been in lots of wrecks, but that was the first car accident I’ve been in. It was slow motion for sure.”
Wood and Kyle Petty are in Northern California with Larson for an upcoming episode of NBCSN’s Racing Roots, which featured Kevin Harvick in his hometown of Bakersfield last year.
Watch Larson’s interview with Wood above.