Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fast Facts: 2015 Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher

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2015 Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher, driver of the No. 60 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing, is the cousin of 2012 Camping World Truck Series champ James Buescher. Learn more about this up-and-coming young driver in this championship edition of Fast Facts.
  • Christopher Buescher was born Oct. 29, 1992 in Prosper, Texas. Buescher raced motorcycles in Texas from ages 6 to 9, then switched over to Bandoleros around the state for three years.
  • In 2005, Buescher decided to give Legends cars a try, racing in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway and other tracks along the east coast, and winning at 22 tracks he visited that summer. Buescher continued to race in the Summer Shootout in 2006 and 2007, and also purchased a Late Model from David Ragan in 2007. He raced it four times and earned three top-five finishes.
  • Buescher spent 2008 racing in the ASA Speed Truck and ASA Late Model series, and signed as a development driver for Roush Fenway Racing in 2009. He made seven ARCA Racing Series starts with Roulo Brothers Racing in 2009 and eight in 2010, winning twice.
  • In 2011, Buescher was named ARCA Rookie of the Year, claiming three more victories for Roulo Brothers Racing. He also made two Nationwide (now Xfinity) Series starts, finishing 17th in both outings. In 2012, he won the ARCA Racing Series championship on the strength of four wins, 16 top 10 finishes and two poles.
  • Buescher raced part-time in the Nationwide Series for RFR in 2013 and full-time in 2014, earning his first win in the series at Mid-Ohio in Aug. 2014. Buescher kicked off the 2015 Xfinity Series season with a runner-up finish to teammate Ryan Reed at Daytona – a race Buescher failed to qualify for in 2014. He also made his Sprint Cup Series debut in 2015 in the No. 34 for Front Row Motorsports, racing six times with a top finish of 20th at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA in his first career start.
Chris Buescher at Texas Motor Speedway
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  • Buescher won twice and picked up 20 total top-10 finishes on his way to the 2015 championship, the fifth Xfinity Series title for RFR and third in the last five seasons.
  • Learn more about Buescher in his bio at Roush Fenway Racing’s website, http://www.roushfenway.com/.