Wreck ends hopes of big day at Kentucky Speedway
Everything was going great at the Kentucky Speedway for Chris Buescher and the #34 Love's Ford Fusion until Brian Scott got loose on the backstretch about a third of the way through the Quaker State 400.
"We were just in the wrong place at the wrong time when the 44 spun in front of us," Buescher said.
The driver for Front Row Motorsports finished 37th after starting in 34th position, a disappointment given how fast Buescher's car had been earlier in the week. Rain canceled qualifying, so drivers lined up by points.
"Unfortunately, the call was made to run practice during our qualifying time and we started by points. We’ve had three of these situations at superspeedways already this year and it just didn’t put us in a good place for the start. And the pit selection wasn’t good because of it, and we ended up in a bad spot because of it," he said.
The good news was in how well the #34 Love's Ford Fusion was running leading up to the crash.
"I was really happy with our Love’s Ford Fusion. Our fire-off speed was excellent and this was the best car we’ve had all year. The guys did a heck of a job," Buescher said.
The next race for Buescher in the #34 Love's Ford Fusion will be August 20 in the Bass Pro Shops NRA at Bristol Motor Speedway.
For more information about Chris Buescher, visit our Love's Racing page.