Chris Buescher’s second visit to Talladega Superspeedway wasn’t quite as kind as his first trip. After finishing 24th in his fifth career Sprint Cup race last season, Buescher finished his second by flipping through the backstretch.
The Front Row Motorsports driver simply couldn’t avoid a pileup that took place ahead of him, ultimately flipping over sideways three times before landing right-side-up on the track.
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“It was so quick I never had any time to react,” Buescher said. “We got clipped in the right rear and as soon as it turned it went up on its lid. I thought we were clear of the wreck. I saw it happening in front of us and checked up and the next thing I knew I was upside down.
“I am pretty sick and tired of speedway racing at this point. It has been a rough year for that. We felt we were decent this race. We were holding our own and waiting but here we are. It is unfortunate. I really hate it for the guys.”
The rookie was also involved in a wreck in the Daytona 500 opening race, the only other superspeedway course on the NASCAR schedule. Buescher would ultimately finish 37th on the afternoon.