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Chris Buescher escapes after rolling over at Coca-Cola 600

Chris Buescher was able to run away under his own power after his car overturned and rolled down the straight at Charlotte Motor Speedway following a crash involving Daniel Suarez in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.

The chain reaction wreck happened with 54 laps remaining. Rescue units immediately got to Buescher’s car and he dropped the safety net to indicate he was fine. He seemed to be communicating with his team. After the security crew turned the car around, Buescher was able to get out and walk away.

“It was a bit painful. It’s a shame,” Buescher told Fox Sports after being examined at the Infield Care Center.

“Our team did a great job from the start of the weekend through qualifying to the race and we were able to work our way up into the top 10,” adds Büscher. “I guess the tires just ripped and made us skid, so I’ve probably done that before, but that was a little more painful than the Talladega roll.”

Buescher was referring to his May 2016 flip at Talladega Superspeedway in the GEICO 500.

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The incident began when Chase Briscoe and Suarez collided, causing Suarez to spin. Suarez picked up Todd Gilliland, who continued to spin Suarez and sent him into the right rear of Buescher’s #17 car. As Buescher’s car entered the infield, his front right wheel broke and fell under the car, throwing the car into the air.

Both Briscoe and Suarez were released from the infield care center, according to NASCAR.

Up to this point in the race, Suarez had one of the fastest cars in the field. He constantly fought for the lead with his Trackhouse Racing teammate Ross Chastain.

That wasn’t the only serious crash during the race. Also, there was a 12-car crash on lap 192 that ended the night for several drivers.

Fox reported that Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney, Noah Gragson, Martin Truex Jr., Harrison Burton, Bubba Wallace, William Byron, Michael McDowell, Todd Gilliland and Kurt Busch were involved.

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