NASCAR Playoffs: Chris Buescher wins Bass Pro Shops Night Race
It was the third race of a 10-week stretch of competition that ends in Arizona in November, when just four drivers will compete in the highly anticipated NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway.
The 16 drivers who were part of the playoff field in Saturday's race also included Christopher Bell, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain, Daniel Suárez, Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Chase Briscoe and Kevin Harvick.
Here are the top moments from Bristol Motor Speedway:
Start your engines!
Green flag up
Underway in Bristol!
Blaney takes the lead
Ryan Blaney held the early lead a few laps into the race at Bristol.
Not for long …
How quickly the tables can turn. Things got messy for Blaney on pit road, where he lost a wheel while trying to pit for a flat.
And then, things got worse from there for No. 12.
Keselowski takes Stage 1
After Blaney's misfortunes, Keselowski nabbed the Stage 1 win.
Martin Truex Jr.'s night came to an abrupt end after engine troubles sent him to the garage.
Ring the Bell
Stage 2's winner was Christopher Bell, who also surged into the overall race lead.
Where there's smoke…
Kyle Busch's car didn't stand the test of time on Saturday, as smoke began to eject from his engine. He's done for the night.
Suarez goes spinnin'
Daniel Suarez got loose and caused a wreck with a host of playoff drivers!
Back on top
Keselowski isn't about that middle-of-the-pack life.
RFK Racing got its first win at a fantastic time, with Buescher edging out the rest of the 16-man field.