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Chris Buescher

Team: JTG Daugherty Racing-37
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/29/1992

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Chris Buescher has alternated 20th-place finishes with results in the mid-30s in four attempts on two-mile tracks.
Buescher finished 20th in a pre-rookie warm-up at Auto Club Speedway in 2015. He returned to that track last year to finish 33rd, then was 20th in Michigan International Speedway’s spring event, and 35th in the summer. If the pattern holds, he could challenge for another 20th this year. Mar 24 - 12:31 PM

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Chris Buescher has made two previous starts at Phoenix International Raceway and both of them ended in the low-30s.

Buescher has a little more experience and probably a few more resources, but the competition for results in the high-20s and low-30s has increased dramatically this year. The two factors should balance one another and Buescher will finish in his familiar range.
Mar 16 - 1:38 PM

Chris Buescher has finished between 16th and 24th in his last four attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks.

All four of these races also feature positive place-differentials, which made him a solid value. Last week, he scored his worst finish of the string, however, with a 24th after starting 28th.
Mar 10 - 2:01 PM

A top-20 is possible for Chris Buescher at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His last three attempts on this track type ended in results of 16th through 21st.

Buescher finished 16th at Charlotte Motor Speedway and then backed that up with a pair of 21sts at Kansas Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. In his new JTG-Daugherty Racing ride with support from Jack Roush, he should easily be capable of being scored that well again.
Mar 4 - 10:52 AM

Chris Buescher has made two previous starts at Daytona International Speedway and failed to finish either after sustaining crash damage.

Buescher will be in a little better equipment this year as he moves into a second JTG-Daugherty Racing car, but that will not make any difference whatsoever if he gets swept into an incident. Fantasy players should play it safe and look for a different dark horse.
Feb 15 - 12:49 PM

Chris Buescher’s tenure with JTG-Daugherty Racing could be for only one year, as Roush-Fenway Racing expects to return to three cars in 2018.

Buescher was a developmental driver for RFR last year with Front Row Motorsports and is still closely connected to Roush. One-year teams do not typically run great, however, and Buescher will lack consistency in 2017. Still, as a sophomore, he will produce strong enough results to make him fantasy relevant on occasion.
Jan 4 - 1:12 PM

Trent Owens will serve as crew chief for Chris Buescher in 2017, according to

Owens was released from Richard Petty Motorsports in October as that organization prepared to field only one car in 2017; they had two in 2016. During his first year working with Aric Almirola, Owens took the No. 43 back to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway in 2014 and earned a Chase berth for the famed organization.
Jan 3 - 1:47 PM

The BIG Reveal... You have been asking and guessing what car # @Chris_Buescher will be driving in 2017, it will be the #37. #NASCAR

Mon, Dec 12, 2016 05:52:00 PM

Chris Buescher’s Pennsylvania 400 victory at Pocono Raceway that put him in Chase contention was rapidly followed by a fifth-place finish two weeks later at Bristol Motor Speedway.

There was nothing ‘fluky’ about his top-five. He qualified 12th, remained on the lead lap most of the day, and finished strong. His results improved when Roush-Fenway Racing increased their support to Front Row Motorsports—and in 2017 he will essentially be in a satellite team for that powerhouse organization, which means he will be one of the top dark horses coming out of the gates.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 12:54:00 PM

Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) has announced its 2017 plans for the NASCAR Cup Series that will see the organization field a two-car Cup operation next season, with drivers Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. piloting the No. 6 and No. 17 Ford Fusions, respectively, in NASCAR’s highest series.

RFR will lease its No. 16 NASCAR Charter and driver Chris Buescher to JTG Daugherty Racing in 2017. At this time it is not known what number Buescher will use but he will be switching from Ford to Chevrolet. He is joining No. 47 Chevrolet driver, AJ Allmendinger at JTG Racing.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Chris Buescher has earned four straight top-30s on short, flat tracks this season with a best result of 24th at Richmond International Raceway in September.

Buescher’s four efforts before that were worse, but not considerably so. He finished 30th at Phoenix this spring and should be expected to finish within a position or two of that mark.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Chris Buescher failed to finish on the lead lap in his first eight attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but he has gone the distance in his last two attempts.

This points to the power of complete support from Roush-Fenway Racing, which they provided once the No. 34 qualified for the Chase. Buescher finished 16th at Charlotte Motor Speedway and 21st at Kansas Speedway. He should be able to record another solid run this week. A top-25 will make him an acceptable value.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 09:06:00 PM

Chris Buescher has failed to finish with crash damage in his last three restrictor-plate, superspeedway races.

In the one race Buescher completed, he finished on the lead lap in 24th. That came in last Mays’s Talladega SuperSpeedway event before he was fulltime on the circuit. Buescher will be a greater value elsewhere so long as he is able to use the Roush-Fenway Racing resources.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 01:34:00 PM

Chris Buescher narrowly missed the top 15 in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He finished 16th.

If the same kind of carnage had marked the Chicagoland Speedway Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, Buescher might have had a shot at advancing to round two. NASCAR is all about timing. Still, he has to feel some sense of vindication for finishing ahead of five current playoff contenders.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:36:00 AM

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.

Buescher was never close. He finished 28th at Chicagoland Speedway, 30th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and now 23rd. He was 40 points behind the 12th-place bubble. With an average of 27.0, he now has the lowest average finish of any Chase contender during the playoffs.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:46:00 PM