KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Larson’s Chevrolet is one that will be taken back to the NASCAR R&D Center after Saturday night’s KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Larson’s car appeared to have a sag in its rear window after he finished fourth in Saturday’s race. NASCAR has handed out several penalties to team’s this year for broken rear window brackets and Larson hopes to avoid a similar fate. He contends it was caused by damage from his contact with Ryan Blaney in the race.
"Definitely because I didn’t have it until after Blaney and I got together, so I’m glad to see that we have a lot of damage back there," Larson said. "Because obviously if there was no damage, we’d probably get a penalty, and who knows we might still, but I got a ton of damage back there.
"These cars are pretty rigid, and one piece of damage can affect the whole rest of the car as you can see, so we’ll see what NASCAR says about it, but I think it’s pretty obvious we have a ton of damage back there."
The race-winning Ford of Kevin Harvick, the Toyota of second-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. and Paul Menard’s Ford will also go to the R&D Center.