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Late-race contact robs Larson of shot at Charlotte win

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Give Kyle Larson a challenge and the driver of the No. 42 Ganassi Racing will not disappoint.

That was the case on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway where Larson battled back from two self-inflicted miscues in the pits and contact with another competitor in the closing laps before salvaging a 10th-place finish. 

Despite Larson’s issues on pit road and a less than perfect car for the final run of the race, he picked up 38-points and moved to second in the Monster Energy Cup Series standings. 

“The damage made me a little nervous,” Larson said. “But Daniel (Suarez) got a good restart behind me and got to my outside and was on my door pretty hard. I got loose and lost a bunch of ground. 

“I felt like I had a car to win. I made…

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