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Kyle Larson has a fractured rib

Playoff driver Kyle Larson will be trying to win his first Cup championship while dealing with pain through the last four races of the season.

After sustaining the injury in an Oct. 14 crash at Talladega Superspeedway, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver raced through the pain Sunday at Kansas Speedway before getting X-rays this past week that confirmed a lower rib fracture.

“It still hurts,” Larson told reporters Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway. “I modified my seat quite a bit this week. I feel good in the car this week (at Martinsville) because the G forces, you don’t really have any. My ribs feel fine in there. Maybe at Texas (next weekend), they’ll feel a little worse. Just something I’m kind of going to have to deal with the rest of the season. Stinks but we’ll get through.

NBC Sports