Chris Buescher crew member hit by rival car at Phoenix Raceway
A chilling incident occurred during Sunday’s (November 6) NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix Raceway as Chris Buescher’s No. 17 RFK Racing team tire carrier Justin Edgell was hit by another car during a pit stop. Edgell was immediately sent to a local hospital for further evaluation.
RFK Racing tweeted:
NEWS: The #17 Ford tire carrier was struck by a competing car during a pit stop today in Phoenix. He is taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
RFK Racing then provided an update on the injured crew member. RFK has updated that Justin Edgell has been released from the hospital with no fractures or serious injuries and will be flown back to North Carolina.
“UPDATE: Justin Edgell, tire carrier on car #17, has been released from hospital. Fortunately, he has no broken bones or other serious injuries. He will be returning home with the team. “
RFK Racing shared aerial video on Monday (November 7th) in which crew member Chris Buescher was injured during the pit stop. In the video, it appears Justin Edgell was hit by the #99 Chevrolet Trackhouse Racing team of Daniel Suarez.
Watch the video below:
Crewman Ricky Stenhouse Jr. joined Chris Buescher’s crew in the same position and carried the tires for Buescher for the remainder of the race at Phoenix Raceway.
Justin Edgell served as a tire carrier for Chris Buescher’s No. 17 RFK Racing team throughout the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season.
Chris Buescher finished P21 in the season finale race at Phoenix Raceway
Chris Buescher isn’t in a battle for the championship, but he’s had a decent season this year. The 30-year-old started deepest in the field at Phoenix Raceway and battled hard throughout the 312-lap race. However, he couldn’t challenge the pace of the race leaders and crossed the finish line in 21st place.
Buescher’s 2022 season was turned upside down as he also missed a race due to COVID-19. He took his first win of the season in the opening round of the knockout race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
He also finished with three top-5s and 10 top-10s as well as 194 laps in the lead. Buescher finished the season in 21st place in the Championship standings.
The 2015 Xfinity Series Champion will be seen in action next year in the Cup Series. The 2023 NASCAR season will begin on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Daytona International Speedway.