NASCAR Fans Express Their “Anger” at Cautions as “Disappointed” Kyle Larson’s Bad Luck Carries On

Published 03/14/2023, 11:50 AM EDT

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Every race day may not turn out to be good, especially if you are a young NASCAR driver in a top-notch team with a lot of expectations riding on you. The wildly unpredictable nature of the sport can make your day grim, with bad luck and cautions at every turn of the track.

The race in Phoenix proved just that!

The fans were literally on the edge of their seats as Kyle Larson and his teammate William Byron went back and forth from the start to the final minute. While Byron managed to hold his nerves and get his first back-to-back NASCAR Series Cup wins, his not-so-fortunate teammate missed out yet again.


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It was a tough time for Larson’s fans, as despite recording the fastest time during the practice session, finishing 2nd in stage 1, winning stage 2, and pushing himself to the limits on stage 3 with Kevin Harvick breathing down his neck, he was still denied the win at the last minute. However, in an Instagram post after the race, Larson congratulated his team and teammate.

Fans express their frustration as Kyle Larson misses out twice in a row

After what was an exciting race for many, Larson in a post-race interview pointed out the “really good job” done by his Hendrick Motorsports teammate. During the race, Blaney’s #12 car bumped Kyle’s car, propelling him forward as he could pull out to pass Byron.

While Kyle thought this was enough to hold off Byron, he turned things around in the final laps of the race to manage a decisive victory as Larson’s fans watched in disbelief.

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Several fans expressed their frustration following Larson’s post. One fan said, “I can feel the anger in this post. So close two weeks in a row. That dub is coming soon.”

Being the honest and ardent fans they are, some of them wrote:

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“You did real good in accumulating some points, Kyle. It’s a lesson in patience and tolerance. You will get there. Keep the faith”


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“You were first across the finish line but you’re always a winner!”

“Should have won Daytona, Las Vegas, and Phoenix,”

“Caution be saving these other people keeping you from winning, your time will come very soon.”


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Even with bad luck following him to a disappointing finish and managing only fourth, the young racer seems to take everything in a positive way and plans to bounce back to the top with both his fans and one of the most successful teams having his back.

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Kishore R

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Kishore is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Ever since he was a kid, he has been an ardent racing fan who looks to incorporate his intense passion for the sport and his research skills to proper use. As a budding Motorsport Journalist, he plans to step on the gas by following the racing scene while constantly doing his best to produce articles that have a strong 'fan's perspective' essence to them.
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