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Kyle Larson has bright future despite disappointment

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There are few things in big-time auto racing you can predict with certainty.

However, the likelihood Kyle Larson will win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship is one of those rare, not really going-out-on-a-limb expectations. And when he finally hoists that trophy in the near future, he will feel tremendous accomplishment. Not just because he won that trophy but because he experienced the loss of another one first.

After his No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet blew an engine early in the playoff elimination race Sunday at Kansas Speedway, Larson stood outside his team hauler and patiently, thoughtfully answered every single question from every news outlet surrounding him — television, radio and print reporters two- and three-deep.

He probably would have preferred to just go inside his team’s hauler and in the privacy of those confines put his head in his hands. He was a popular and good-sense favorite to challenge Sunday’s race…

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