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Chris Buescher

Team: Front Row Motorsports-34
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/29/1992

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Chris Buescher is behaving much more like a rookie should. His has steadily improved this year and showed promise in several recent races: most notably by scoring top-20s at Dover International Speedway and Michigan International Speedway.
Buescher will deserve greater attention as the series heads to tracks for the second time in 2016. With track time under his belt, his confidence will grow and it will not be surprising to see him score a top-15 or even -10 on a driver’s track. Jun 24 - 4:49 PM

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Chris Buescher advanced to the second round of qualification at Michigan International Speedway for the Firekeepers Casino 400. His speed of 196.137 mph was good enough for 22nd on the gird.

This is the sixth time in 2016 Buescher has made the second round. His best qualification effort of 16th came on the similarly-configured Auto Club Speedway, but he sustained damage and finished 33rd in that race.
Jun 10 - 5:31 PM

Chris Buescher got off to a strong start at Auto Club Speedway this March when he started 16th. He fell 17 positions before the checkers waved, however, and finished only 33rd.

There was minimal attrition in the Auto Club 400 and the data pool is too shallow to make any broad assertions for the driver of the No. 34. Watch Buescher at Michigan International Speedway, but this should be used as an evaluation race.
Jun 9 - 10:24 PM

Chris Buescher scored his first top-20 of the season in the most recent NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway. He started 30th, survived crash damage late in the event, lost four laps, but finish 18th.

That race featured significant attrition that contributed to his finish, but he was stronger and finished nearly as well at Bristol Motor Speedway in April. In the Food City 500, he finished 21st and on the lead lap, which suggests the high-banked, tight-turned ovals may be where he has his most success.
May 20 - 7:09 PM

In four starts with Front Row Motorsports on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, Chris Buescher has been running at the end of every race and finished 30th or better. He is looking to rebound quickly at Kansas Speedway after taking a wicked tumble at Talladega SuperSpeedway last week that has him batter and bruised.

Buescher’s best finish came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this season when he finished 26th after starting 25th. In spring 2014, he started 40th at Texas Motor Speedway and earned 10 place-differential points in route to a 30th-place result, so he could be a good value if he qualifies modestly.
May 2 - 7:47 PM

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.

That race had a lot of attrition and Buescher sustained some crash damage. He was six laps off the pace, but he showed determination and could finish near the 25th-place mark again this week.
Apr 14 - 7:10 PM

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.

If not for the stellar outings of fellow rookies Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, Buescher’s performance would appear much stronger. He is adapting as well as a first-year driver should and will be a better value later in the season. Buescher’s average finish of 31.2 is the worst among drivers who have started all five races this season.
Mar 23 - 3:46 PM

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.

Ragan has the experience to run better, but the team is not quite up to snuff. The only drivers he has outperformed in this category at Josh Wise (with 7.9%), Chris Buescher (19.6%), and Cole Whitt (22.8). Michael Annett rounds out the bottom five with 39.2 percent.
Mar 23 - 12:29 PM

Chris Buescher posted the fifth-fastest lap in Friday’s practice session for the Auto Club 400. His top speed was 187.823 mph.

Buescher should manage to advance out of the first round of qualification, but will need to manage his tires to start among the top 12. In any event, this was an impressive run. If he qualifies well, however, fantasy owners need to be a little worried about him losing place-differential points in games that offer them.
Mar 18 - 3:04 PM

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.

Buescher got off to a solid start last year with a 20th in the Auto Club 400. He was not quite as strong on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway and finished 30th. Fantasy owners can expect a mid-20s finish if he avoids trouble and that could make him a good fit for the final roster slot.
Feb 26 - 10:48 AM

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.

Buescher needed the track time as a rookie. Johnson needed a long run in his backup car. Mears apparently just wanted to get some more experience before the 500.
Feb 19 - 1:27 PM

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.

Buescher will be in solid equipment with Front Row Motorsports and this organization has a few aces up their sleeves on plate tracks. Expect a solid top-20 performance from them, but his ultimate finish will require him to stay out of trouble and that can be unpredictable for a rookie.
Feb 4 - 6:05 PM

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.

The 2015 XFINITY Series Champion and 2016 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate will serve as an ambassador to 18- to 34-year-old males among NASCAR’s fan base, the demographic mostly likely to be involved in a train collision and the targeted audience of CSX’s safety campaign. Buescher will drive the CSX "Play It Safe" Ford for eight races, including events at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen International and the fall race at Richmond International Raceway.
Jan 27 - 2:55 PM

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.

Love’s Travel Stops will sponsor 18 races in 2016, including the season-opening Daytona 500, both races at its home track of Texas Motor Speedway and the finale at Homestead Miami Speedway. Buescher and the Sprint Cup Series field will first hit the track for the Can-Am Duels, the qualifying races for the Daytona 500, on Thursday, Feb. 18, at Daytona International Speedway.-FRM
Jan 13 - 12:14 PM

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.

Osborne, 41, returned to the pit box last season as Trevor Bayne’s crew chief following a three-year sabbatical due to health-related issues. The Penn State graduate enjoyed tremendous success with Carl Edwards. Together the pair posted 18 wins, 86 top-fives and 142 top-10 finishes and nearly won the 2011 Sprint Cup Championship.
Jan 8 - 8:24 PM