FONTANA, Calif. -- Kyle Larson wasn't sure that he had luck on his side when a flurry of late cautions threatened to cost him what appeared to be a sure-win Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.
Larson had a strong enough race car to not worry about any bad luck and eventually won the Auto Club 400 for his second career NASCAR Cup win and first of the 2017 season.
That unlucky but lucky feeling continued, apparently, after the race.
Larson, who had finished second in the three previous NASCAR Cup races, tweeted Sunday night he was in a car accident after leaving the track.
Got in a car accident leaving the track but thankfully our @TeamChevy Suburban kept us safe and nobody was injured! 👍🏼👍🏼
— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) March 27, 2017
The accident likely didn't dampen the mood of the Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who not only won the Cup race but also won the Xfinity Series race Saturday.
"Our cars are really good at every race track right now,'' Larson said. "I feel like I have a shot to win every time I go to the race track. That's always a lot of fun. That's something I've always hoped for, to get to a point like that in my NASCAR career. In the past, I had race tracks where I knew I would be good, but right now, we're going to some tracks that aren't good for me and running up front. It's a lot of fun to have that confidence.''
Larson is the leader of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings five races into the 26-race regular season.