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.
Trent Owens will serve as crew chief for Chris Buescher in 2017, according to Motorsport.com.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Buescher has failed to finish with crash damage in his last three restrictor-plate, superspeedway races.
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.