Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

Kyle Larson had a crash for the ages Wednesday night at Spring Speedway in New Zealand, as he tumbled numerous times in a wild flip.

Related: Video of Kyle Larson’s wild crash in New Zealand

The severe nature of the crash led to speculation that perhaps Larson had suffered injuries in the crash. On Thursday, Larson posted a tweet which dispelled the rumors.

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Larson is a six-time race winner in the NASCAR Cup Series and had been having an incredible NASCAR off season on the dirt. Heading into Wednesday, Larson had won seven of eight starts on the dirt in his brand new Kyle Larson Racing dirt midget machine.

This week, The Final Lap Weekly Podcast will reach an impressive milestone: 600 episodes.

That’s right. Believe it or not, there was a time long ago when drivers weren’t saying what and measuring tools like the Nimitz stick had yet been dreamt up.

More than a decade ago, February 11, 2008 to be exact, a journey began when the first episode of the then titled The Final Lap Chat went live. As the show heads into the 600th milestone episode, it continues to flourish under the leadership of long-time radio veteran and host Kerry Murphey.

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According to a new report from Motorsport.com’s Jim Utter, Hailie Deegan will be moving to DGR Crosley Racing in 2020 and will drive the Ford nameplate.

Deegan has driven Toyota machines to this point in her stock car career.

There was huge speculation that Ford’s Tuesday announcement would be that Deegan would move to the manufacturer as a development driver. According to sources in Utter’s report, that is the case.

Deegan has taken the NASCAR and social media world by storm as she is the only female driver to ever win in the NASCAR K&N Pro West Series (now known as the ARCA Menards Series West). Deegan won once in 2018 and twice in 2019.

According to the report, the developmental deal between Ford and Deegan is multi-year.

To read the entire report from Motorsport.com, click here.

Another silly season domino has fallen — albeit not a huge one. Brennan Poole will take over the Premium Motorsports No. 15 machine for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, the team announced on Wednesday.

“I’ve been working towards this moment since I was 5 and feel blessed to have the caliber of people surrounding me that I have in this next chapter of my racing career,” Poole said in a team release. “I look forward to the opportunity to showcase our sponsor partners, both new and existing, who are supporting me at the highest level of NASCAR competition.”

The 28-year old driver has never started a Cup Series event, but he has recorded a best finish of second in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition, and this past season he also scored a runner-up finish in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte.

Premium Motorsports was ensnared in a four-team cheating scandal in the final race of the 2019 season in an effort to collect the bonus money for being the top non-chartered team.

Poole will run full-time and will compete for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors this season.