By AMANDA VINCENT
Kyle Larson continues to feel the effects of a crash in the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., on Sunday. While he suffered no reported injuries in the crash, soreness prompted Larson to bow out of the Brad Sweet presents Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway. While nixing plans to complete, Larson kept plans to attend the event and sign autographs.
Below, is a letter Larson sent to fans via his Kyle Larson Racing Facebook page:
Dear race fans,
I am very sorry to say that I won’t be racing at Placerville Speedway today. After the wreck I had in Sunday’s Cup race, my body is still too sore to compete today. With the NASCAR off weekend coming up, I feel it is best to use that time to let my body recover and not risk anything else. It kills me to make this decision because I’ve been looking forward to this race for months now. I will still be there tonight as a spectator and will be signing autographs. Thanks all of you for your support!
Larson hit the inside retaining wall head-on on lap 48 of the Auto Club 400 on Sunday after an issue with the left-rear tire on his No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
“I was going down the backstretch, and I think it was my left-rear tire got cut,” Larson said. “It must have ripped the brake line, because I went to push the pedal, and it went straight to the floorboard. I couldn’t slow down. It was definitely a hard hit, there, probably one of the harder ones of my career.”
The Sprint Cup Series is off during the Easter weekend. The next series race will be April 3 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
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