If Kyle Larson wasn’t already in a bad mood after narrowly missing out on his second win of the season, a question during the post-race press conference certainly did the trick.
Larson led most of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, only to get edged out in overtime by Jimmie Johnson.
The finish clearly wasn’t the result he was hoping for, but one reporter might have been a bit dramatic when they asked Larson if it was the “biggest disappointment” of his career. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver was quick to let them know what he thought of the question.
To Larson’s credit, he did answer the question honestly afterward by saying, “I’m disappointed I didn’t win, but I’m proud of the effort that our team put in. And you know, proud of myself for the effort I put in throughout the race.”
We have to agree with Larson’s initial assessment. Missing out on a win always is disappointing, but if ever there’s a loss you can live with, it’s one that comes at the hands of a seven-time champion.
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