DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Larson went for another wild ride at Daytona International Speedway.

Clint Bowyer and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had front-row seats for the airshow, maybe even closer than they wanted to be to Larson's automotive aerobatics. 

"I ducked," Bowyer said. "I'm not going to lie. I may have flinched a little bit. I ducked until the HANS caught. That was as far as I could go. Glad he kind of endo'd it a little bit, got his rear end up in the air so I could go under him. I appreciate that. That kid is pretty talented. He didn't flip, did he? Yeah, it was close."

Larson, who went airborne and flew into the catchfence at Daytona in the Xfinity Series race in February 2013, finished 29th Saturday night after his latest harrowing crash. Stenhouse went on to win his second restrictor-plate race of the season, with Bowyer finishing second for the second straight week.

“I kind of felt it a little bit because you can feel the air," Larson said, who was unharmed in the melee. "I hate that I caused that wreck and I feel pretty bad about. It was going to be an extremely good points day and we hurt that a little bit.”

Like Bowyer, Stenhouse felt lucky to avoid being collateral damage.

"I was hoping he wasn't going to get in the fence was the first thing I thought about," Stenhouse said. "And then the second thing was, 'Hey, I think we just made it through without too much damage.' ...

"I'm glad that everybody was all right. You never want to be a part of a wreck, especially one when cars get upside down. But it's part of speedway racing. You try to close the door on people and try to get a shove down the straightaways. Sometimes you just are a little too late."


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