Chris Buescher’s No. 37 Chevrolet got moved on the backstretch with seven laps to go, starting a five-car wreck and bringing out the red flag in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Buescher’s No. 37 moved up the track and smacked the outside wall, then was hit hard by Matt DiBenedetto’s No. 95 Toyota.
Martin Truex Jr., Justin Haley, who was making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut, and Aric Almirola also were involved in the incident.
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Window nets for the drivers involved came down, indicating there were no serious injuries.
“We just got turned,” Buescher told FOX. ” … Good position there with just a handful of laps to go. Just got turned right, destroyed our race car.”
The red flag lasted for 8 minutes, 47 seconds.