Jul 31, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) during the Verizon 200 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

The NASCAR Cup Series took to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday where Tyler Reddick took home the checkered flag, but Cup Series competitors Kyle Larson and Ty Dillon took the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a crash between the two nearly had disastrous repercussions.

Larson came in extremely hot behind Dillon, crashing into the backside of Dillon’s car which resulted in both cars going airborne in the accident, absolutely destroying the left side of Dillon’s car in the process.

It appears that Larson was dealing with a brake issue that caused him to lose control and crash into Dillon at an extremely dangerous speed.

Luckily both drivers were able to escape the collision relatively unscathed, which is shocking considering just how fast Larson was going at the time of the wreck.

This incident had many around the NASCAR world talking, with many pleased that this didn’t turn out worse than it cleared could have been.

Dillon discussed the crash during an interview after the scary incident, revealing that it was the hardest he has ever been hit in his career.

“I didn’t see a whole lot. I saw a blue flash and I’ve never been hit so hard in my life. I’m grateful the good Lord’s looking out for me and these cars are so safe.”

Things certainly could have been a whole lot worse for Larson if he had hit a wall instead of Dillon’s car bracing most of the impact, and it puts into perspective just how dangerous these races can be if issues occur to an individual’s car.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.