NASCAR: HOW CHRIS BUESCHER WON; WHO GOT ELIMINATED
Buescher used a two-tire stop late to take the lead on a Saturday night when passing was tough and led the final 61 laps to snap a 222-race winless streak
as he celebrated the victory in the Bristol Night Race. The caution came out when Buescher's teammate and co-owner Brad Keselowski had
an apparent tire failure, resulting in pit stops in which Buescher's team took a gamble and made it work. "This one is a little more special than the first
one even, so it's pretty big," said Buescher, whose first victory came in a fog-shortened race. It was the first victory for the revamped Roush Fenway Keselowski
Racing team as Keselowski bought into the team after the 2021 season. Roush Fenway had not won since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. did so in Daytona in July 2017.
The race featured plenty of drama as drivers battled tire issues throughout the night. Several playoff drivers had issues, including the four eliminated from
this year's playoffs — Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon got caught up in a wreck caused by Daniel Suarez (who was able to continue and advance),
Kyle Busch (engine) and Kevin Harvick (loose wheel on a pit stop). Advancing to the quarterfinal round: Chase Elliott, Joey Logano,
Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Chase Briscoe, Alex Bowman, Suarez and Austin Cindric.