Stock Car Racing
#60 Chris Buescher
|Crew Chief||Scott Graves|
|Birthday||OCT 29, 1992|
The sky is the limit for Chris Buescher, who improved more than any driver on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit.
After failing to qualify for the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, Buescher managed to register 17 Top-10 finishes, one victory and a seventh-place showing in the final point standings. Not bad considering he competed in one fewer race than everyone else who finished in the Top 10.
Buescher surprised everyone, including himself, by leading the final 25 laps and winning the road course race at Mid-Ohio in August. That made him the ninth driver to win a NASCAR Nationwide Series race for car owner Jack Roush and the 36th all-time for Ford Racing.
Since signing on as a development driver for Roush Fenway Racing in 2009, Buescher has showed steady progress coming through the ARCA Series and in limited NASCAR Nationwide Series starts. Prior to last season, he had competed in only nine Nationwide events from 2011-13 and posted a pair of seventh-place finishes at Bristol and Michigan.
This season he will once again compete full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the No. 60 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang.
- Most of Buescher’s activity since joining the Roush Fenway stable has come in the ARCA Series, where he won the 2012 championship after posting four victories, 12 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in 19 events for Roulo Brothers Racing.
- Buescher made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Richmond International Raceway on April 29, 2011 in a Roush Fenway-sponsored Ford and finished 17th.
- Going into the 2015 season, Buescher has 98 career starts in ARCA and the NASCAR Nationwide Series combined.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chris Buescher is the cousin of James Buescher, who won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship in 2013.