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Kyle Larson got his wish. He announced on Twitter that his NASCAR team owner, Chip Ganassi, signed off on his plan to race at the A-Main sprint car race at Knoxville Nationals in Iowa on Saturday night, and then fly back to Michigan for the NASCAR Cup Series.


This all started when, on Wednesday, Larson won the A-Main sprint car race at Knoxville Nationals in Iowa, so he was headed for a career first — racing Saturday night in the main event.

In the end, though, Larson came up just short. He ended up finishing second in the Knoxville Nationals on Saturday night.

On the bright side, Larson doesn’t have to stew in being thisclose to a win for very long. Less than 24 hours after the race in Tennessee, he will be able to let all his frustration out today in Michigan. While the travel and extra racing might take a toll, Larson has had quite a year and we wouldn’t want to have to face him on the track less than a day removed from the frustration of coming up just short.

Kyle Larson got his wish but couldn’t deliver Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Anthony Brown About the author:
Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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