Kyle Larson, Ty Dillon Involved In Huge Verizon 200 Crash At Brickyard: ‘I’ve Never Been Hit So Hard In My Life’

The Verizon 200’s first warning flag was waved in Brickyard after a massive collision between Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports and Ty Dillon of Petty GMS Motorsports.

Larson was flying as he approached the turn in Turn 1 and seemed to have little control over the brakes. His car crashed next to Dillon, who had neither time nor way to prepare for the hit.

It was one of the fiercest cup series incidents of the season. Somehow, both Larson and Dillon managed to get out of their cars relatively unscathed, although both were visibly shaken by the actions.

Here is a video of the crash:

Both drivers were evaluated and released from care shortly after the wreckage, which led to their exit from Sunday’s race.

The accident replay appears to indicate brake failure as the cause of the wreck. The in-car microphone caught Larson asking for his brakes before hitting Dillon’s car, seemingly confirming the problem.

Larson ran toward Dillon right after the wreck and seemed to be trying to explain what had happened. The 2021 Cup Series winner, who turns 30 today, did not speak to reporters after leaving the care facility, instead telling the NBC team he wanted to talk to his team and find out what went wrong.

Meanwhile, Dillon spoke to NBC Radio once he was released from the medical tent.

“I haven’t seen much,” Dillon said. “I’ve seen a blue flash and I’ve never had a big hit in my life.” “I am grateful that the good Lord has been looking for me and these cars are very safe.”

Larson did not speak to reporters.

The wreck sent Twitter NASCAR into a frenzy. Here are some tweets that really stood out.

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