Kyle Larson sounded just as surprised as anyone that he won at Michigan


Kyle Larson had a rough stretch of races entering last Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway, but he was able to turn things around with his third straight win at the track.

Larson won thanks to an impressive restart in overtime, and he sounded surprised and relieved on the radio scanner.

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There were some chippy words exchanged between drivers and crew members. Kyle Busch had some words for his own teammate, though it's difficult to tell which teammate he was referring to at the time.

"Pretty early to get side sucked around by a teammate, but OK," Busch said.

Kyle Larson crew chief Chad Johnston and spotter Derek Kneeland had some issues with pit road tactics from Jimmie Johnson.

"Watch that 48, he'll be pulling out right here," Johnston said. "All your greens, that's 10 away."

"I mean you didn't really expect anything different, right?" Kneeland said.

"No," Johnston said. "I guess once a (expletive) always a (expletive)."

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Austin Dillon wasn't pleased with Martin Truex Jr.'s drafting technique later in the race.

"That's (expletive) up man," Dillon said. "We had a draft and he side-drafted our ass."

Busch, who finished 10th, was perturbed about adjustments to his car.

"I don't know why I ever tell you to (expletive) adjust on the racecar," Busch said. "God I'm a (expletive) dumbass."

Larson hadn't raced particularly well throughout the day, but a late sent the race into overtime, and Larson had a chance to pull out a victory. He had a great restart, and he knew after the restart that he had the race won despite his crew trying to keep him grounded until it was over.

"Oh (expletive)," Larson said after the restart/

"Shut up," Kneeland said. "Focus."

Kneeland quickly realized Larson had the race locked down, and he gave Larson a hilarious compliment.

"Four back, he cannot get to you," Kneeland said. "You little driving son of a (expletive)."

It was Larson's third career win at Michigan and third win of the season. He moved into second in the points, and he was able to get back on track after a difficult stretch.