Sunday, February 5, 2023

Inspection Complete: Chris Buescher Officially Scores Win at Bristol

Chris Buescher win Bristol inspection
Chris Buescher is officially a two-time NASCAR Cup Series winner following post-race inspection at Bristol Motor Speedway. Photo Credit: Jonathan McCoy /

Post-race technical inspection following Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway has been completed.

Chris Buescher’s race-winning No. 17 Fastenal RFK Racing Ford Mustang has passed. As a result, NASCAR has declared Buescher and his team the official winners of the race.

This marks the second victory of Buescher’s NASCAR Cup Series career and the win comes in his 250th start. Buescher has also eclipsed his career-bests for top-fives (three) and top-10s (nine) in a season.

No issues were detected in post-race inspection, which means all results and standings following Saturday’s race are now considered official.

The No. 4 car, the No. 20 and the No. 24 car will all take a trip to the NASCAR R&D Center for further inspection.

The 12 drivers that will advance to the Round of 12 in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs are: Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Chase Briscoe, Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez and Austin Cindric.

Tyler Reddick, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick were the four drivers that were eliminated from Playoff contention.

Race Results

Race Results: 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Driver Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Driver Standings

Owner Standings

NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings

Race Recap

Chris Buescher Snaps Five-Year Winless Drought for RFK Racing with Victory in Drama-Filled Bristol Night Race

Video Highlights / Other Race Stories

Video: Ryan Blaney Cuts Right Front Tire, Loses Wheel on Pit Road

Video: 12-Car Crash Sparked by Suarez Spin Involves Multiple Playoff Contenders

Video: Kyle Busch’s Championship Hopes in Question After Lap 271 Engine Failure

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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