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Carl Edwards says all is good with Kyle Larson after Dover incident

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 - Practice

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 29: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards said Friday that he had no issues with Kyle Larson after contact late in last weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway sent Edwards’ car slamming into the wall.

Edwards crashed on Lap 360 of the 400-lap race after contact from Larson. A frustrated Edwards called Larson an “idiot’ on his team’s radio after the incident but says seeing replays gave him a different vantage of the incident.

“As far as my wreck last week, when it happened I was very frustrated because I thought Kyle had basically run me over from behind while I was trying to avoid Kurt (Busch),’’ Edwards said. “The first time I went back and looked at the replay I went on YouTube and went on and looked at the broadcast at multiple angles and all of that and I thought, ‘Man, Kyle was really doing a good job there.’ He just got a great run underneath me at the same time I was trying to avoid what possibly was going on with (Busch).

“Looking back on it, it was really frustrating for me to wreck but man, Kyle was just doing a really good job racing hard. He had no reason to call me. If anything I thought about calling him just to apologize for calling him an idiot and getting that on TV because he definitely was doing a good job.

“Just hard racing and once again thanks to NASCAR for all of the safety stuff. That was a pretty good hit and it really didn’t hurt that bad so I appreciate that.”

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