Thankfully, NASCAR driver Anthony Alfredo is OK after he wrecked at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, and his car subsequently burst into flames on the track.
With 30 of 334 laps to go in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 — the first Cup Series playoff race in the Round of 8, the final round before the final Championship 4 race — Kyle Busch appeared to make contact with the back of Chris Buescher’s car, sending the No. 17 Ford to the inside of the track.
Buescher regained control of his car, but it looked like the incident set off a chain reaction, which led to Alfredo in the No. 38 Ford to spin out.
Alfredo’s car slid up the track and slammed into the outside wall, backside first. After the crash, Alfredo’s car rolled down to the inside of the track and stopped, and it seemed like the excitement