A week after a hard crash in New Hampshire, Jeb Burton had another abrupt, and violet end to his Xfinity race.
Saturday at Pocono on lap 47, Santino Ferrucci got loose exiting Turn 3 underneath Cole Custer. He spun in front of much of the field. As the pack tried to clear Ferrucci, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spun sideways, slid down towards the end of the outside pit wall along the frontstretch squeezing Burton into the wall and sending him launching into the air and onto his roof.
The car slid upside down for about hundred feet before coming to rest. NASCAR immediately put out the red flag and the AMR safety crew was soon on the scene. After a few minutes the safety crew slowly turned the car back over and Burton climbed from the mangled machine.
Ferrucci who is racing part time in the series took the blame for the crash.
“I just made a mistake,” he said. “Not how I wanted my day to end.”
Burton was checked out and released from the infield care center. He thanked the safety crew for the diligence they took to get him out of the car. Still, he was obviously disappointed.
“It’s been a tough year,” he said.
“Man, that was not good,” he added. “Just appreciate the safety crew. They got to me fast.
“We don’t have a lot of cars. To tear up a car two weeks in a row isn’t good.”
Noah Gragson won the race.
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