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Larson's car taken to NASCAR R&D Center

Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Clover/First Data Chevrolet, leads Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 REV Group Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 12, 2018. Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Kyle Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet caught everyone's attention during Saturday night's race at Kansas Speedway, and it was under the watchful eyes of NASCAR officials afterward.

During the FS1 broadcast, a NASCAR official stood behind Larson's car, which seemed to have a major sag in its rear window. Larson was asked by FS1 reporter Jamie Little if the sag was because of a collision with Ryan Blaney on Lap 248 of 267 while battling for third.

"Definitely (from the damage) because I didn't have it until after Blaney and I got together, so I'm glad to see that we have a lot of damage back there," Larson said. "Because obviously if there was no damage, we'd probably get a penalty, and who knows we might still, but I got a ton of damage back there.

A NASCAR spokesperson said Larson's Camaro was taken to the R&D Center for further postrace inspection, along with Harvick's Ford, runner-up Martin Truex Jr.'s Toyota and Paul Menard's Ford.

The cars of Harvick and Truex were taken to R&D as the standard top two finishers are, and Menard's car was the "random" that NASCAR selects. Larson's car was taken because NASCAR officials decided further scrutiny was needed after the postrace inspection at the track.

--- NBC Sports ---