NASCAR: Five Cup Drivers Who’s Only Luck Has Been Bad Luck

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Kyle Larson

So much talent and drive, but no decent equipment to help him showcase his true potential. That has been the story of Kyle Larson’s Cup career and that luck has followed him all the way to 2016 season. Larson’s season did start out well enough with a seventh place finish at Daytona, but that top-ten was quickly overshadowed by four straight finishes outside the top-ten,

Larson then rebounded a bit, nabbing his first top-five of the season at Martinsville, but he then once again fell victim to bad luck and finished outside of the top-ten in the next four races. Even worse, two of those four finishes were outside of the top-20 and resulted in Larson dropping like a rock in the points standings. Beyond that, Larson is still looking for his first Cup victory in his third year in the series.

With that being said, it should be considered a miracle if Larson is somehow able to make The Chase this year with the performance he has shown so far. In fact, it would probably be a miracle if he was able to win the first race of his career this season, especially given the fact that his competition seems to be almost light years ahead of him on the track.