For some NASCAR Cup Series drivers, racing season never ends. One such driver is Chip Ganassi Racingâs Kyle Larson.
Larson spent this Christmas competing in a series of midget and sprint car races in New Zealand, and it was an eventful holiday for him to say the very least.
After finishing in second in his first heat race and winning his second during Day 1 of the United Truck Parts International Midget Series at Western Springs Speedway, Larson won the first United States vs New Zealand vs Australia Test Race.
His second race, however, ended early, and in scary fashion.
With two laps remaining in another one of these test races around the four-turn, 0.257-mile (0.413) Western Spring Speedway dirt track in Auckland, New Zealand, Larson lost control of his machine and flipped over violently several times.
His involvement in this wreck left him laying on the ground after the incident, and it ultimately prevented him from moving on to compete in the feature race of the event despite the fact that he had already qualified for it.
Here is a video of the wreck.
Fortunately, his team confirmed that he was okay, and Larson himself also addressed the incident, echoing the same sentiment.
Larsonâs wreck took place shortly before another NASCAR Cup Series driver was involved in a major shunt. It was Christopher Bell whose race also ended early, depriving the feature race from both of the NASCAR drivers at the competition.
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Donât expect Kyle Larson to stop competing anytime soon, even after this scary shunt. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season is not scheduled to begin until Sunday, February 16 with the 62nd annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, but he should be back behind the wheel on the dirt in the near future.