There is no feeling bad for Kyle Larson.
The young phenom from Chip Ganassi Racing had his championship hopes dashed Sunday in Kansas, the result of a blown engine on Lap 78. He will not go to Homestead as one of the final four, as many had assumed. After competing at a high level all season, Larson will not be the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion.
Tough luck, kid.
Except, in the immediate aftermath of his exit from the Hollywood Casino 400 I was struck by two things: repeated comments about how the NASCAR system is broken when one of the best teams loses its title opportunity, and feelings of he…