Larson, Patrick talk about accidents
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By Dominic Aragon
March 21, 2015
FONTANA, Calif.—Kyle Larson’s and Danica Patrick’s racedays ended with DNFs Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.
Kyle Larson’s backstretch incident in the Auto Club 400 brought out the race’s second caution.
“It was definitely a hard hit,” Larson said. “I just didn’t have any breaks, so I couldn’t slow down. I hit pretty head on.”
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Larson also responded to if the wreck was the hardest impact he’s experienced in a racecar.
“One of them,” he said to The Racing Experts. “I mean, I’ve had a few, but that’s probably up there.”
Larson’s last place effort drops the driver seven positions in points to 24th, 23 points behind the Chase cutoff.
Patrick’s frontstretch incident brought out the race’s fourth caution on lap 122.
She talked about the wreck and safety of the cars.
“I could have flipped and been much more airborne, but luckily, the cars have gotten safer over time, and they don’t do that, so we came away unscathed as far as injuries go, but the car’s a mess,” Patrick said.
Was the accident the hardest she’s had in NASCAR?
“No,” she said to The Racing Experts.
Patrick falls five positions to 29th in the overall point standings, 38 points behind the Chase cutoff.