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Chris Buescher posts awesome message after barely losing to Kyle Larson

Chris Buescher wearing a hat

Feb 3, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chris Buescher (17) at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Buescher was the first runner-up Sunday in what turned out to be the closest finish in NASCAR Cup Series history. After initially seeming upset, Buescher had a wholesome message following his defeat.

The RFK Racing driver lost the AdventHealth 400 to Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson by 0.001 seconds at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

The two were so close that the gap between the two cars was hardly distinguishable even in the final photo taken at the finish line (seen here).

During his post-race interview, Buescher sounded somewhat bitter about his the final result.

But after letting himself cool off, Buescher had some fun with his second-place finish. He referenced the Pixar movie “Cars” in a post on X.

“Guess I should’ve pulled a Lightning McQueen and stuck out my tongue,” said Buescher.

The 2006 animated film’s protagonist, Lightning McQueen, forced a three-way tie by extending his tongue to finish a race. Buescher joked that he should’ve done the same.

Given how slim the margin was between Buescher’s No. 17 Ford Mustang and Larson’s No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro, one tongue could have very well been the difference.

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