Chris Buescher has made only one previous start on a short, flat track, but it is germane to this weekend. He started last year’s Food City 500 in 38th and advanced to 25th at the end.
Chris Buescher has not yet finished on the lead lap in 2016, but he’s come within one circuit of doing so twice. Last week at Auto Club Speedway, he finished 33rd and was 26th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
David Ragan has spent only 38.5 percent of his time on the lead lap, according the NASCAR Statistical Services. In the 1,315 laps run, he has been with the leader for only 506 circuits.
Chris Buescher posted the fifth-fastest lap in Friday’s practice session for the Auto Club 400. His top speed was 187.823 mph.
There is very little data for Chris Buescher at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500 will be his first attempt on this track and only his third try on an unrestricted, intermediate speedway.
Jimmie Johnson (with a 10-lap average of 192.515), Chris Buescher (189.363), and Casey Mears (189.325) were the only three drivers to make long runs in Friday morning’s practice session.
If Chris Buescher races his way into the Daytona 500, it will be only the second time he has competed on a restrictor-plate, superspeedway at NASCAR’s top level. His only attempt last year came in the May Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, where he finished 24th.
Chris Buescher will promote railroad safety with CSX in 2016, with the transportation company returning its "Play It Safe" messaging to the Front Row Motorsports No. 34 Ford Fusion for a fourth consecutive season.
Love's has extended its partnership with Front Row Motorsports (FRM) for the 2016 season and is excited to announce that 2015 XFINITY Series Champion Chris Buescher will be driving the new #34 Love's Ford Fusion.
Team sources confirmed to Motorsport.com that veteran Bob Osborne will oversee Chris Buescher’s development during his Sprint Cup rookie season at Front Row Motorsports, piloting the No. 34.
Chris Buescher will run fulltime in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in 2016 in an alliance between Front Row Motorsports and Roush-Fenway Racing. Buescher will run in the No. 34.
Chris Buescher had the best place-differential on average of all drivers in 2015. With an average start of 36.0 in six attempts and an average finish of 26.7, he improved more than nine positions.
Chris Buescher removed his name from consideration for a ride at Front Row Motorsports in ongoing conversations since winning the 2015 XFINITY championship, according to Jayski.com.
Chris Buescher (#60 Fastenal Ford Mustang) finished 11th in the November 21st NASCAR XFINITY Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.