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Disparate Fortunes for Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson

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ONE: There’s Always Next Year for Kyle Larson

After a break out season that promised so much, Kyle Larson started this past Sunday at Kansas Speedway some 29 (33?) points to the good, to all the world looking like an easy bet to move on and make it to the round of eight. But a blown engine, just 73 laps into the race, and the subsequent 39th place finish saw Larson slip below the cut off line bringing a crushing and very premature halt to his championship run.

Running in his fourth full season at the Cup level for Chip Ganassi Racing, Larson has won four times in 2017, with 14 top-5 efforts, 19 top-10’s and 1,121 laps led – oh, and four races still to run. Week in and week out this year, Larson has shown that he is a genuine force to be reckoned with.

Whilst his post-race tweet may be tinged with obvious disappointment it is…

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