Kyle Larson experiences engine failure in Can-Am 500

By Matt Courson
November 12, 2017

AVONDALE, Ariz.—A career season in the Cup Series for Kyle Larson with four victories continues to be plagued with consecutive DNFs.

The California-native, who won the first stage of the race of the Can-Am 500 Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, experienced an engine failure on lap 105 during Stage 2, the penultimate race of the season.

Larson is currently on the longest DNF streak of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career with four races.

“I think I was passing a lap earlier and when I lifted, I heard it start to blow up,” Larson said. “I was hoping it wasn’t. But, by the time I got back to the gas I knew it was done.

“It’s just unfortunate to have four DNFs in a row; two from engines and then two from wrecks. It’s a crappy way to end the season.”

Larson was eliminated from NASCAR’s playoffs after experiencing a similar issue three weeks ago at Kansas Speedway.

Kyle Larson finished the race in last, 40th place.

Larson will look to rebound next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he has finished inside the top five in each of the last two races.

Kansas: 39th
Martinsville: 37th
Texas: 37th
Phoenix: 40th

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