Chris Buescher narrowly missed the top 15 in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He finished 16th.
Chris Buescher was the Cinderella Story of the 2016 Chase for the Championship, but his glass slipper cracked after three races. He finished 23rd in the Citizen Soldier 400 to land 16th in the points’ standings.
Chris Buescher posted the slowest lap among Chase contenders in the first practice session for the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover. His speed of 160.100 mph was 31st on the overall chart.
Chris Buescher needs to finish 16th or better to avoid having the lowest average finish among Chasers since NASCAR implemented a playoff-style package. He was 18th in this spring’s Dover International Speedway AAA 400.
Chris Buescher finished 30th in the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire. He was 28th in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, which puts him on a pace to have the worst-ever average finish for a Chase contender.
Chase contenders Austin Dillon and Chris Buescher failed to advance to the second round of qualification for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire. Dillon will line up 29th with a lap of 132.595 mph. Buescher will start 28th at 132.618 mph.
Chris Buescher was the lowest running Chaser for most of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway last week, but he should rebound at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His last attempt on a short, flat track ended in a top-25 finish.
Chris Buescher fell back rapidly from his 13th-place starting position in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, was the first playoff driver to lose a lap, and the only one to lose two. He lagged behind the Chase field at Chicagoland Speedway all afternoon and ultimately finished 28th.
Chris Buescher entered the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway 30th in the points. He needed to stay there or improve in order to advance in the race, but with attrition and a top-25 finish, he ended the night 29th in the standings. Buescher was the last driver on the lead lap in 24th.
Chris Buescher posted a lap of 121.957 mph and failed to advance to the final round of qualification at Richmond International Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. He will roll off the grid in heavy traffic in 31st.
Chris Buescher only needed to have a solid run at Bristol Motor Speedway to move ahead of David Ragan into 30th in the points. He overachieved by a wide margin to finish the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race fifth after starting 12th.
Chris Buescher has full support from Roush-Fenway Racing this week and he is making full use of it. He advanced to the final round of qualification for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway when none of the Roushketeers could and will lineup 12th.
Chris Buescher is still outside the top 30 in points, but he has shown a lot of improvement in the last 11 races. In the first 11 events of the season, he had an average result of 30.3; his most recent 11 show a 25.5, which is an improvement of nearly five positions.
Regan Smith fell 13 laps off the pace at Watkins Glen International last week and provided a little breathing room for Chris Buescher. Smith sits 32nd in the points standings and was nine markers behind Buescher—who is trying to make up ground on David Ragan in 30th—before the Cheez-it 355. Smith is now 14 points out of 31st with an average finish this season of 28.5.