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‘We have all the pieces to win a championship’ – Larson

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For the second time in three months, Kyle Larson had an engine blow at the most inopportune time.

Saturday night, it was while he was leading the Chili Bowl. Victory in the most prominent Midget race of the year is a wish-list item for Larson, but the quest continues. This past October, Larson had blown an engine in his No. 42 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car at Kansas Speedway and failed to advance in the playoffs.

Kansas, said Larson, stung more than the Chili Bowl because a driver never knows how many opportunities they will have to win a championship. With the Chili Bowl, he knows he’ll always have good enough cars to have a shot at the win.

But with that said, what happened to his championship chances in NASCAR last season is not nagging at him.

“It’s [put] to bed, there’s nothing you can do about it,” Larson told RACER on Tuesday. “No, [Kansas] doesn’t haunt me because even if I didn’t blow up, I didn’t win Homestead. If I had won Homestead maybe it would have hurt a little more, but I didn’t win….

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