Kyle Larson has an eventful history at Kansas Speedway, he needs a win Sunday



October 18, 2018 - 10:29 AM

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson with the Monster Energy Girls after winning the pole for the Monster Energy All-Star race on May 19, 2017, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS

It was nearly one year ago that Kyle Larson strolled into Kansas City, Kan., full of optimism. He sat in third place in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff standings, a championship within reach.

And then: Disaster.

Engine failure at Kansas Speedway erased a sizable 29-point cushion and eliminated him from the playoffs.

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