While it wasn’t nearly the wild ride he had on the final lap at Talladega two weeks ago, Chip Ganassi Racing driver had a ‘moment’ near the end of final practice Friday at Kansas Speedway.
Entering turn 1 Larson’s Chevy got loose making slight contact with the Toyota of Martin Truex Jr., before spinning. Neither car had any significant damage and Larson went on to qualify 8th a few hours later.
“We trimmed our car a lot during the first practice today,” Larsson said. “We made some big improvements. So, we’ll see how it races. But I felt good about it in Happy Hour practice. Kansas is a good track for us, so we’ll see if we can have another good race tomorrow.”
Larson said the damage to his Chevy was minimal.
“Just a very, very small dent,” he said. “Yeah, I got lucky there. I don’t know how we didn’t crash but I would have hated that if I would have tore up Martin (Truex Jr’s) car. Thankfully, we just barely touched.”
Truex qualified 6th.
“That was one of those ‘oh-you-know-what’ moments,” Truex said. “I saw him out of the corner of my eye as we were almost-but-not-quite side by side. I could see him get loose up at the top, and I’m staying wide open, and I could see he’s coming down the track pointing at me.”