Chris Buescher – Watkins Glen Advance
Buescher at Watkins Glen
- Buescher makes his sixth Cup start at WGI on Sunday. In five prior events he has an average finish of 22.2 with recent finishes of 11th (2017) and 13th (2019). This will mark Buescher’s first race at WGI as part of Roush Fenway after COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 event in New York.
- Buescher also made two starts in the Xfinity Series at WGI, with a best finish of third in 2015 after starting fifth.
Luke Lambert at Watkins Glen
- Lambert will call his ninth Cup event at WGI this weekend, where he has one top-10 (ninth) which came with Jeff Burton in 2011.
- He also ran 12th with Elliott Sadler in his lone Xfinity start at The Glen.
Buescher on Racing at WGI:
“We’ve had road courses circled on our calendar all season long, so the chance to have two-straight opportunities turning left and right is huge for us. I think we’ve shown over the past year and a half that road course racing can be a great thing for our team, and our positive momentum for the playoffs has to start this weekend at Watkins Glen. Proud to carry the colors of Socios this weekend for their debut into the sport and one we’re thrilled to help tell the story of.”
Last Time Out
Buescher finished 29th in the series’ last event at Loudon.
Where They Rank
Buescher is 18th in the playoff picture, needing a win to insert himself into the playoffs that start at Darlington the first weekend of September.
On the Car
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