Feb 23, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kyle Larson (32) walks away from his car after a crash during the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Danica Patrick, Kyle Larson Cars Accused of Modifications


Two names that made headlines during the entire Daytona Speed-weeks at Daytona International Speedway were Danica Patrick and Kyle Larson. Patrick of course sat on pole for the Daytona 500 and Larson made his name known for his rough and dirty style of racing during the modified races earlier in the week before his car went flying through the grandstands of Daytona on Saturday.

Now, both drivers and their team, Turner-Scott Motorsports, are being scrutinized for modifications to their chassis during inspection, which would be a violation of NASCAR rules.

Team management and leadership are going to be traveling to NASCAR headquarters to meet with NASCAR to discuss the issues.

Patrick finished thirty-sixth after her engine expired early in the race and Larson would finished thirteenth despite being involved in that last lap wreck taking the checkered flag.

According to FOX Sports, Patrick’s car is described as modifying the car by “’squaring off the trailing edge of the frame rails’ to decrease drag from the car and provide an aerodynamic advantage to the rear of the car.”

Not sure exactly what the accusation is on Larson’s car, and it will be hard to truly determine anything was modified on his car. The only remaining parts of his car are the cockpit. The engine and front of the car were ripped off and sent flying into the grandstands and the rear end was smashed and ripped off as well.

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  • mike9307

    id bet my life that patricks car was cheating..they wanted her to win cause it would boost exposure for the sport

  • [email protected]

    Kyle Larson’s name was “known” well before his self admitted bad decision, which you refer to as “rough and dirty style of racing”. Idiots like you always want to harp on the negatives. Kyle has done way more good for the sport of racing than that one bad decision could ever come close to offsetting. Would it have hurt to say something good about the kid???
    Oh, and his “rough and dirty driving style” move that you referred to came in a late model race, not a modified race. So, it is obvious you have no clue what you are talking about.

    • Bryant Douglass

      Okay pardon me for making a mistake on what kind of a race it is. I guess you’re the only human who can make them without criticism.

      As for you comments about his popularity. Very few knew who he was. The only reason I knew who he was is because I cover the sport. Most people didn’t have an idea who he was until he and Ty Dillon got in that wreck in Miami. There’s nothing wrong without pointing out the fact that there is a ton of controversy surrounding the kid.

      If you can’t accept other people’s opinions, then maybe commenting and reading blogs should be something you stay away from.