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Kyle Larson Comes Close But Brian Brown Stands Tall With Knoxville Nationals Preliminary Victory

“These two guys right here are probably the two hardest runners in the country,” Brown praised podium finishers Larson and Brent Marks. “I honestly didn’t think it was going to be a good race, but the Duncan’s made their magic work. I was overthinking myself early in the night,but we got that solved real quick. Once we were in clean air, I felt like we were as good as anyone at all.”

“I got extremely lucky missing that big wreck,” Larson admitted. “That deal took out a lot of good people, so I think I came from like 10th, you know, not the very back. This is my favorite week of the year. I can’t wait for Saturday.”

Final Results:

1. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [21]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 5. 24R-Rico Abreu [13]; 6. 83-Kasey Kahne [23]; 7. 17A-Austin McCarl [18]; 8. 49X-Ian Madsen [24]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9]; 10. 42-Sye Lynch [2]; 11. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [15]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [1]; 13. 35P-Skylar Prochaska [17]; 14. 97-Greg Wilson [16]; 15. 11T-TJ Stutts [10]; 16. 55W-Mike Wagner [19]; 17. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8]; 18. 70-Sammy Swindell [14]; 19. 5-Paul McMahan [3]; 20. 41-Carson Macedo [6]; 21. N47-Marcus Dumesny [20]; 22. 14-Kerry Madsen [22]; 23. 5X-Parker Price-Miller [12]; 24. 71-Shane Stewart [11].

Check out a full recap of the evening by Brian Walker:


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