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Kyle Larson says it was bad luck, not a bad season that ended his tittle run

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ANNOUNCER: So even Martin Truex Junior said he was shocked to learn of the 42 engine issues yesterday at Kansas. Larson entered the day third in the championship points, but on lap 65, poof, the points cushion evaporated, and his 39th place finish put him below the cut line.

So remember at the beginning of the show when I mentioned all of the emotions of the race. Well, the disgust and frustration, no doubt, belonged to those in the 42 camp. But Larson said it was bad luck, not a bad season, that ended his championship run.

– I knew as soon as I felt it– or heard it– I was probably done. So it stinks, you know. Part of me, I guess, will maybe be thankful that it wasn’t on my doing, but I don’t know. It sucks. But we’ve had a solid playoffs. We’ve been consistent, and just now we got bit.

– OK, so how does this happen? What happened here?

– Yeah, you know, I think Kyle Larson, as you heard him say there, he knew when he came to pit road at lap 65 that something was bad wrong with that engine. It was starting to…

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