“NASCAR Coverup” Speculated as Hendrick Motorsports Reveal the Real Truth Behind Horrid Kyle Larson Failure

Published 08/03/2022, 5:24 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, waits on the track prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

It’s tough to believe that someone like Kyle Larson, who has the talent, caliber, experience, and record on road courses that he does, should lose control of his car and make a mistake that was the wreck with Ty Dillon during the Cup race at Indianapolis. Surely, there has to have been some sort of parts or mechanical failure from the car.



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But that wasn’t the case. Because Hendrick Motorsports confirmed that Larson’s #5 Camaro didn’t have any mechanical failure of any kind, which even rules out the speculated brake failure, throttle failure, or having one of the two pedals stuck.

In fact, the whole thing was attributed to the driver’s fault.

“Kyle got into the braking zone too deep and got out of shape,” Hendrick Motorsports told journalist Bob Pockrass about the incident.

But NASCAR fans weren’t buying it as they smelled something bigger, something of a cover-up, something of a conspiracy.


NASCAR analyst also believes Kyle Larson suffered mechanical issues in his car

In an episode of FOX Sports’ NASCAR RaceHub, analyst Larry McReynolds described that from all his time in the sport, from what he’s seen, there are only two factors that could’ve led to what happened between Kyle Larson and Ty Dillon.

“When I saw this, I went, ‘what in the world just happened?’ Because in my experience, there’s only two things that can actually cause that,” McReynolds said.


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“And that’s losing the brakes or a stuck throttle.”

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 17: Kyle Larson driver of the #24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet waits in the garage area during NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on November 17, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

So it remains to be seen what becomes of this situation as time passes.


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NASCAR will race in Michigan this weekend, and you can expect Hendrick Motorsports and Kyle Larson especially, to be bombarded with questions about the incident.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.