Chris Buescher tried to turn Friday night’s Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway into a fuel mileage race, last pitting on lap 130 and hoping to go the last 170 laps on his final tank of fuel. The strategy failed when a yellow flag with five laps to go sent the race into extra laps with a green-white-checker finish. Instead, Kyle Busch got by him in the extra laps to take the win, while Buescher ran out of fuel and wound up 11th.
“It’s unfortunate,” Buescher said. “I’m really upset. It was a really good day for our Roush Performance Tindol Ford Mustang. We just needed the track position. We were faster than a lot of guys we were racing around all day, and once we got track position, we showed we could run away from these guys. We had the speed, but it wasn’t meant to b. I’m glad we took the chance.”
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