Kyle Larson lost control of his car on lap 48 when his left rear tire blew out and his Chip Ganassi-owned Chevrolet ended up crashing hard into the inside wall Sunday during the Auto Club 400.
Larson was able to exit his car, which looked totaled.
“We were struggling all day,” said Larson, according to FOX Sports. “We were really bad. And just on that backstretch, my left rear tire got cut and spun me to the outside wall and then spun me back into the inside wall. By the time I could hit the brakes it must have ripped the brake line and I had no brakes. They just went to the floorboard.
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“I couldn’t slow down and had a hard hit there; head-on,” said Larson. “I’m okay. I’m thankful for Safer barriers and thankful that I’m all right. That was definitely probably the hardest hit I’ve ever had in my career. I’m glad to be on my feet right here.”