Todd Warshaw/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ohio) — Chris Buescher became the third rookie to win a Nationwide Series race this year by taking the checkered flag at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday.
The 21-year-old Buescher took the lead with 22 laps to go and never lost it from there despite running low on fuel.
“We do have a fuel-pressure gauge in the car and I think it was with two (laps) to go it started flashing at me,” Buescher said. “On certain areas of the track, (the car) was just starving for fuel. I spent the last lap just kind of shaking (the car) back and forth a little bit to make sure we got all the fuel we could into the pickup. It was nerve wracking to say the least.”
The win was Buescher’s first in 30 Nationwide Series races.
Regan Smith came in second, followed by Brian Scott, Chase Elliott and Alex Tagliani.
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