LAP 9 ACCIDENT ENDS BUESCHER'S DAY IN MICHIGAN DAY ENDS ABRUPTLY AFTER CLIMBING TO AS HIGH AS 3RD BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 12, 2009) -- If practice and qualifying were any indication, James Buescher's first visit to Michigan International Speedway...
LAP 9 ACCIDENT ENDS BUESCHER'S DAY IN MICHIGAN DAY ENDS ABRUPTLY AFTER CLIMBING TO AS HIGH AS 3RD
BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 12, 2009) -- If practice and qualifying were any indication, James Buescher's first visit to Michigan International Speedway was bound to be a productive one. He timed in sixth-quickest in the first practice session and fifth in the final session, which served as precursor to qualifying ninth on Saturday for the Michigan 200.
When the race started, Buescher climbed to as high as third place in the running order but on lap 9, his International MaxxForce Ford F-150 became aero-loose and in this process of correcting his truck, he made contact with the turn four wall.
His truck was deemed irreparable and his day over. He was credited with a 33rd place finish.
Buescher dropped two positions in the series standings, now 19th, 381 markers behind point leader Matt Crafton.
JAMES ON MICHIGAN
What happened on lap 9?
"We're up there running with the leaders and I think we were up to third at one point and had a real good truck. I was kind of just riding, seeing what we got, and got down underneath people. They got to the outside of me and just got sucked around. They all got outside of me, they all freight-trained me down the backstretch so I went into three and I was going to back off and hold on to it and make it through the corner and then get back up to the high side as soon as I could and I didn't even make it through the corner. I didn't even try to go wide-open or anything like I had been on the topside."
You appeared to have a strong truck.
"We had a real good truck. Like I said we were up to third. Went down to the bottom and tried to pass Kyle (Busch) and Todd (Bodine) after they got up into the wall a little bit. I went down to the bottom and then went off into one and two and Colin (Braun) got on the outside of me and I got real loose so then I was going to try to get back up to the high side as quick as I could and they all freight-trained me. I was going to walk it through the corner and just hold on to it. I wasn't even trying to gain any positions or anything. I was just trying to hold on to it. I just got pulled around like everybody does every week."