Chris Buescher goes for a wild ride in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
On Sunday night, NASCAR returned to Charlotte, North Carolina. The 1.5-mile oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted the Coca-Cola 600. The famed race is 400 laps and 600 miles.
On lap 345 of 400, NASCAR dropped the green on a restart. Daniel Suarez had one of the fastest cars for the majority of the night.
It all went wrong off turn four. Suarez cleared himself on Chase Briscoe. However, Briscoe hung onto his right rear. Suarez turned himself into the outside wall.
He bounced off the wall and spun across the track. Chris Buescher slid into the scene with nowhere to go. He crashed into Suarez and picked up significant damage.
The front wheel was detached from Buescher’s machine. It remained dangling, held by just safety chains. As Buescher slid sideways through the infield, the wheel became pinned underneath his car.
That’s all it took to send the car into the air. Buescher was sent into a violent barrel roll across the tri-oval.
The race was red flagged. Buescher hung down the window net to indicate he was ok.