Kyle Larson leaves Texas on longest DNF streak of career

By Matt Courson
November 5, 2017

FORT WORTH—For the third consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event, Kyle Larson did not finish, extending the longest DNF streak of his premier series career.

With 51 laps remaining in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, the driver of the No. 42 machine experienced a right-front tire problem and slammed into the middle of Turns 1 and 2, with flames trailing behind.

Larson was evaluated when released from the infield care center after the crash.

The streak began at Kansas Speedway last month, where the No. 42 team experienced an engine failure 78 laps into the event.

As a result, the California-native was eliminated from championship contention.

At Martinsville, while battling a tight racecar, Larson made contact with a “lapper” and crashed in the second turn.

With three consecutive DNF’s and being eliminated from championship contention, Kyle Larson is ready to put the year 2017 behind him.

“I don’t know; can’t wait for the last lap at Homestead,” Larson said after crashing out of the AAA Texas 500.

The next event is at Phoenix Raceway, where the driver has recorded two consecutive top-five finishes.

Larson remains 10th in driver’s standings with two races left in the season, 78 points ahead of 11th-place Kurt Busch.


Kansas: 39th

Martinsville: 37th

Texas: 37th


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