Smith to replace Larson for Martinsville

Kyle Larson

Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kyle Larson was taken to the hospital last evening after fainting during an autograph session and will miss today's STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

Originally, Larson went to Martinsville Memorial Hospital before being flying to Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte to be evaluated by a neurologist. Larson remains at CMC and will be replaced today by Regan Smith, who substituted earlier this season for Kurt Busch at Stewart Haas Racing in the #42 Chevrolet.

Larson had qualified seventh for the race. However, in replacing Larson, Smith will have to move to the rear of the field at the start.

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