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PODCAST: Hard Left Turn - Larson leads Playoff fight after Texas win

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 9:10PM on Wednesday 20th October 2021 ( 1 year ago )

Prior to Sunday, Kyle Larson had never made it to the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.  Now he's the favorite for many to take the title.

Our Hard Left Turn takes a look at all of the news and views coing out of Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway, including:

-Larson led 256 of the 334 laps en route to his eighth win of the season, punching his ticket to the Championship 4 in three weeks at Phoenix.

-While Larson won big, several Playoff contenders had trouble in the Lone Star State.

-Chief among those now on the outside looking is Joey Logano, who is in a must win situation right now with two races left in the Round of 8.

-Something you don't often see on a 1.5-mile track is a superspeedway type multi-car crash, but that's just what happened on a lap 31 restart, when a spin by Bubba Wallace gathered up 15 cars off turn 2.

Plus, we'll preview this weekend's NASCAR action at Kansas Speedway.

WDUN will carry live MRN Radio coverage of the NASCAR race weekend from Kansas Speedway, beginning with Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 beginning at 2:30 pm on 102.9 FM and streaming live on AccessWDUN.  Coverage continues on Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at 2 pm on 102.9 FM and streaming live on AccessWDUN.

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Kyle Larson celebrates after winning Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Randy Holt)
Joey Logano, left, talks with a team member as his car sits parked on pit row during a rain delay of a NASCAR Cup series auto race Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Martin Truex, Jr. (19) drives alongside Matt Dibenedetto (21) during Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
Pete McCole (left), Brandon Reed (center) and Amy Henderson (right) stand in the infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the 2019 Coca-Cola 600. Photo: John K. Harrelson

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