DARLINGTON, S.C. – Kyle Larson can't wait for the day the talk is solely about his skills as a driver and not the crashes or close calls that have tainted his rookie season in the Nationwide Series.
The 20-year-old Larson gained attention when his car flew off the track and into the fence at Daytona International Speedway in February. More than two dozen people were hurt when debris, including a tire, went into the grandstands.
Two weeks later, Larson's car was in flames after a crash in Las Vegas. Then last Friday night, Larson nearly slid into a cleanup truck at Texas Motor Speedway after blowing a tire.
Larson capped the week with a checkered flag, though, taking the Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway this past Sunday.