Kyle Larson walked away from a vicious accident that lifted his car completely off the ground and spun it around while in the air during Sunday's NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway.
Larson was running at speed down the backstretch when a left-rear tire exploded, sending his No. 42 Chevrolet into the outside wall, then veering across the track head-on into the inside wall that was protected by an energy-absorbent barrier. The impact was such Larson's car become airborne and twisted before landing upright.
Because of the initial damage from the blown tire, Larson thought a brake line was ripped preventing him from slowing down before he slammed into the inside wall.
Larson extracted himself from his mangled car and walked to an awaiting ambulance where he was transported to the infield medical care center for evaluation. He was uninjured.
"It was definitely a hard hit, one of the harder ones of my career," Larson said. "Glad I'm alright."
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