Kyle Busch was in the worst position at the end of Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series event from Talladega Superspeedway.
He was leading.
Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Joey Logano pulled a slingshot pass off in the second attempt at a green-white-checker finish and won the Aaron’s 312. Logano passed his teammate to earn his first win of the NNS season by 0.034 seconds.
“Super excited to win it that way because you don’t know you’ve got it until you’re at the line,” said Logano, who had finished second in his last two Nationwide races at Talladega.
Logano’s victoy was overshadowed by a tense few minutes following Eric McClure’s wreck that brought out the red flag.
The roof of McClure’s No. 14 had to be cut off in order for emergency personnel to get the driver out of the car safely. McClure was lifted out of his car, placed on a stretcher and airlifted to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Prior to being taken to the hospital, he was talking to the emergency personal, and at last word from NASCAR he was talking to the medical staff at UAB Hospital.
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