Kyle Larson was involved in a one-car crash with 52 laps to go in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway that saw fire briefly erupt from the back of his No. 42 Chevrolet. The crash resulted in a 10 minutes and 29 second red flag period.
Larson, who won Stage 2 and led 70 laps, made contact with the wall exiting Turn 4. Larson then lost control of his car in Turn 2 and backed into the wall. Larson was unharmed and finished 37th.
The crash results in Larson’s third DNF in a row.
He lost an engine at Kansas Speedway, which resulted in him being eliminated from playoff contention. Larson then wrecked out at Martinsville after making contact with a lapped car.
“Can’t really execute, whether it’s bad pit stops, or bad luck with whatever happen to our right front (tire), we had a loose wheel and had to pit a couple of times to fix it,” Larson told NBCSN. “It’s frustrating because I know I had the best car. Lose track position and that’s what happens. You try to move forward and it’s hard to pass here. You try to find some stuff and you get into the wall.”