Chris Buescher

Chris Buescher

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Oct 29, 1992


Prosper, TX


New London, NC

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Fastenal Unveils 2022 Schemes, Announces Races for Keselowski, 6 Team

Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Launches with Robust Rebranding Strategy

Buescher Runs 25th in Season Finale at Phoenix

Chris Buescher – Phoenix II Advance

Buescher Powers Through for Ninth in Martinsville

Fastenal Unveils 2022 Schemes, Announces Races for Keselowski, 6 Team

Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Launches with Robust Rebranding Strategy

Buescher Runs 25th in Season Finale at Phoenix

Chris Buescher – Phoenix II Advance

Buescher Powers Through for Ninth in Martinsville

Chris Buescher – Martinsville II Advance

Buescher Rebounds for Top-12 Finish in Kansas

Buescher’s Strong Run Spoiled by Late Incident at Texas

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Kansas II

Chris Buescher – Kansas II Advance

Chris Buescher – Texas II Advance

Buescher Powers Fastenal Ford to Strong Third-Place Run at the ROVAL

Chris Buescher – ROVAL Advance

Buescher Powers Violet Defense Ford to 6th-Place finish at Talladega

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance – Talladega II

Chris Buescher – Talladega II Advance

Chris Buescher – Las Vegas II Advance

Buescher Finishes 23rd in Bristol Night Race

Chris Buescher – Bristol II Advance

Buescher Finishes 24th in Richmond Saturday Night

Chris Buescher – Richmond Advance

Buescher Drives to Top-10 Finish at Darlington

Chris Buescher – Darlington Advance

Buescher Lays It All on the Line; Comes Up Just Short at Daytona

Fifth Third Bank, Roush Fenway Extend Multiyear Partnership

Chris Buescher – Daytona Advance

Buescher Powers Castrol Ford to 15th-Place Finish at Michigan

Chris Buescher – Michigan Advance

Buescher Drives Castrol Ford to 12th-Place Finish at Indianapolis

Chris Buescher – Indy Road Course Advance

Buescher Finishes 17th at Watkins Glen

Roush Fenway to Run Fan-Powered Socios Cars at Watkins Glen

Chris Buescher – Watkins Glen Advance

Early Incident Relegates Buescher to 29th-Place Finish in Loudon

Chris Buescher – Loudon Advance

Buescher Finishes 16th in Atlanta

Chris Buescher – Atlanta Advance

Buescher Battles Through Early Damage to Finish 18th at Road America

Chris Buescher – Road America Advance

Buescher Battles to 20th-place Finish in First Half of Pocono Doubleheader; Set to Start on Pole on Sunday

Chris Buescher – Pocono Advance

Cut Tire Spoils Promising Run for Buescher in Nashville

Chris Buescher – Nashville Advance

Early Incidents Derail Buescher’s Chance to Earn Berth in All-Star Race

Chris Buescher – All-Star Advance

Buescher Finishes 16th in Wild Sonoma Ending

Chris Buescher – Sonoma Advance

Buescher Nets Third-Consecutive Coke 600 Top Ten, Finishes 8th at Charlotte

Chris Buescher | Charlotte Advance

Memorable Moments: COTA

Buescher Survives Chaos, Finishes 13th at COTA

Fastenal, Roush Fenway Racing Announce Multi-Year Partnership Extension

Chris Buescher – COTA Advance

Memorable Moments: Dover

Buescher Earns Stage Points, Finishes 17th at Dover


Chris Buescher | Dover Advance

Buescher Nets Second-Consecutive Top Ten With Strong Run in Darlington

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Darlington I

Chris Buescher – Darlington Advance

Memorable Moments: Kansas

Buescher Leads 13 Laps, Finishes Eighth at Kansas

Chris Buescher – Kansas Advance

Memorable Moments: Talladega

Buescher Finishes 21st After Turning in Strong Performance Early at Talladega

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Talladega

Chris Buescher – Talladega Advance

AutoTempest Joins Buescher, Roush Fenway Racing as a Primary on No. 17

Memorable Moments: Richmond

Buescher Runs Consistent Race at Richmond, Finishes 25th

Chris Buescher | Richmond I Advance

Memorable Moments: Martinsville

Buescher Bounces Back to a 13th-place finish at Martinsville

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Martinsville I

Chris Buescher – Martinsville Advance

Buescher Overcomes Flat Tire for 14th-place Finish at Inaugural Bristol Dirt Race

Memorable Moments: The Inaugural Bristol Dirt Race

Chris Buescher | Bristol Dirt Advance

Buescher Finishes Seventh; Scores Valuable State Points at Atlanta

Memorable Moments: Atlanta

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Atlanta

Chris Buescher – Atlanta Advance

Buescher to Compete at Bristol Dirt Nationals

Memorable Moments: Phoenix

Buescher Fights Back for 18th-place Finish at Phoenix

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Phoenix

Chris Buescher – Phoenix Advance

Newman Finishes 18th at Las Vegas

Memorable Moments: Las Vegas

Buescher Earns Solid 14th-place Finish at Las Vegas

Chris Buescher | Las Vegas I Advance

Buescher Wins Opening Stage, Earns Playoff Point in Strong Effort at Homestead

Buescher Looks for Progress at Homestead-Miami

Chris Buescher – Homestead Advance

Memorable Moments: Daytona Road Course

Buescher Hangs Tough for 11th at Daytona Road Course

Chris Buescher | Daytona RC Advance

Buescher Scored 31st After Early Daytona 500 Pileup

Memorable Moments: Daytona 500

Newman’s Daytona 500 Return Ends Early

Chris Buescher – Daytona 500 Advance

Newman Finishes Third in Duel, Buescher 10th in Advance of Sunday’s Daytona 500

Lambert, Buescher Confident in Repeat of Daytona Performance

Buescher’s Rally Halted by Late Incident in Daytona Clash

The Clash: What you need to know

Chris Buescher – Daytona Clash Advance

Buescher Completes Next-Gen Test at Daytona

Memorable Moments: Behind the Scenes with Buescher

Season in Review: Buescher and No. 17 Team

Memorable Moments: No. 17 Team Schemes

Buescher Closes Out 2020 Season With 20th-place Finish in Phoenix

Chris Buescher | Phoenix Advance

Memorable Moments: Martinsville

On-Track Incident Ends Buescher’s Day Early at Martinsville

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Martinsville

Chris Buescher | Martinsville Advance

Buescher Finishes 34th in Rain Delayed Texas Race

Chris Buescher | Texas Advance

Memorable Moments: Kansas

Buescher Battles to Finish 21st in Kansas

Chris Buescher | Kansas Advance

Buescher Nabs Top-20 Finish Despite Late Penalty

Chris Buescher – ROVAL Advance

Memorable Moments: Talladega II

Buescher Wins First Stage, Finishes 6th in Triple Overtime at Talladega

Chris Buescher | Talladega Advance

Memorable Moments: Las Vegas II

Buescher Fights to Second Straight Top-10 Finish with 9th–Place Run at Las Vegas

‘#SUNNYDouble’ To Give Fans Two Weeks of SunnyDynamic Action During Vegas and Dega

Chris Buescher | Las Vegas II Advance

Memorable Moments: Bristol

Buescher Rides Late Charge to Eighth-Place Finish at Bristol

Chris Buescher | Bristol Advance

Buescher finishes 25th at Richmond

Chris Buescher | Richmond Advance

Buescher Finishes 26th at Darlington

Chris Buescher – Darlington Advance

Buescher Battles to 9th-Place Finish at Daytona

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Daytona

Chris Buescher – Daytona Advance

Memorable Moments: Dover Doubleheader

Buescher Caps Off Doubleheader Weekend at Dover with Solid Top-15 Finish

Buescher Finishes 16th at Dover

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Dover

Chris Buescher – Dover DH Advance

Buescher Secures Top-Five Finish in Inaugural Road Course Race at Daytona

Chris Buescher – Daytona Road Course Advance

Buescher Settles for 20th-Place Finish at Michigan

Buescher Finishes 20th at Michigan

Chris Buescher – Michigan DH Advance

Memorable Moments: Loudon

Buescher Finishes 25th at New Hampshire

Chris Buescher – Loudon Advance

Buescher’s Day Ends Early at Kansas

Chris Buescher – Kansas Advance

Buescher’s Quick Start Derailed by Incident, Rebounds to Finish 19th in Texas

Chris Buescher – Texas Advance

Memorable Moments: All-Star

Buescher Finishes Fourth in the NASCAR Cup Series Open

Chris Buescher – All-Star Advance

Buescher Finishes 20th at Kentucky

Chris Buescher – Kentucky Advance

Early Pit Road Incident Ends Buescher’s Chances Early in Indy

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Indy

Chris Buescher – Indianapolis Advance

SUNNYD returns to Buescher’s Ford for Brickyard 400

Buescher Finishes 36th at Pocono After Incident Derails Strong Start

Buescher Scores Top-10 Finish with Strong Pocono Run

Buescher Secures Third Top-10 of Season with Sixth Place Finish at Talladega

Buescher Finishes 23rd at Homestead

Chris Buescher – Homestead Advance

Buescher Battles His Way to 13th Place at Martinsville

Buescher Finishes 22nd at Atlanta

Chris Buescher – Atlanta Advance

Buescher Finishes 23rd at Bristol

Chris Buescher – Bristol I Advance

Buescher Comes Home 22nd at Charlotte

Chris Buescher – Charlotte II Advance

Memorable Moments: Coca-Cola 600

Buescher Battles Back to a Solid 11th-Place Finish in Coke 600

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Charlotte I

Chris Buescher – Charlotte I Advance

Memorable Moments: Darlington II

Buescher Settles for 23rd-place Result at Darlington

Chris Buescher – Darlington II Advance

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Darlington 2

Buescher finishes 32nd at Darlington

Chris Buescher – Darlington I Advance

Chris Buescher – Phoenix Advance

Buescher Scores Solid 16th-Place Finish in Fontana

Chris Buescher – Fontana Advance

Memorable Moments: Las Vegas

Buescher Scores 14th-Place Finish at Las Vegas

Chris Buescher – Las Vegas I Advance

Buescher Drives Fastenal Ford to 10th Place Finish in First Duel Race


Roush Fenway Looks to Ride a Wave of Change into 2020

Memorable Moments: 17 Production Days

Oscar Mayer Launches #MyNumber6 Contest

Buescher to Take Wheel of Roush Fenway’s No. 17 in 2020; Team to Part Ways with Stenhouse Jr.

Chris Buescher this week’s Featured Guest on ‘Jack’s Garage’ on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Chris Buescher to ‘Take Over’ Roush Fenway Twitter During XFINITY Race at Iowa Speedway

XFINITY Champion Chris Buescher to Compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Front Row Motorsports in 2016

Buescher Brings Home Roush Fenway’s 5th XFINITY Championship

Buescher Finishes 13th at Phoenix International Raceway

Buescher Maintains Points Lead with 11th-Place Finish in Texas

Buescher Finishes Sixth at Kansas Speedway

Buescher Begins Stretch Run for Championship

Seventh-Place for Chris Buescher at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Buescher Looks to Solidify Championship Lead at Charlotte

Another Top-10 for Chris Buescher at the Monster Mile

Reed Finishes 14th at Dover

Buescher Brings Brooms to Dover Seeking Sweep

Buescher Finishes Seventh at Kentucky Speedway

Seventh-Place for Chris Buescher in Chicago

Buescher Looks to Continue Strong Stretch in Chicago

Another Top-10 Finish for Buescher in Richmond

Buescher Extends Points Lead with a top-five in Darlington

AdvoCare Expands Roush Fenway Partnership to XFINITY Series

Buescher Finishes Ninth at Road America

Buescher Looks to Continue Solid Road Course Run

Heartbreak for Chris Buescher in Bristol

Buescher Looks To Build on Points Lead at Bristol

Buescher Finishes Fourth in Mid-Ohio

Buescher Looks to Repeat at Mid-Ohio

Buescher Finishes Third at Watkins Glen

Roush Fenway Racing’s In A “New York State Of Mind”

Buescher Excited For Road Course Racing At Watkins Glen

Flat Tire Late Leaves Buescher 13th In Iowa

Buescher Looks To Sweep Iowa In 2015

Points Leader Buescher Finishes 16th At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Roush Fenway Racing Is Ready To Kiss The Bricks In Indy

Buescher Finishes 14th At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Roush Fenway Racing Returns To ‘New Hampshah’

Buescher Hopes For Return To Victory Lane At Loudon

11th-Place Finish For XFINITY Series Points Leader Chris Buescher In Kentucky

Buescher Looks To Extend Points Lead In Kentucky

Roush Fenway Racing Heads Back To The Beaches Of Daytona

Chris Buescher Maintains Points Lead With 12th-Place Finish In Daytona

Buescher Looking To Build On Superspeedway Success

XFINITY Points Leader Buescher Confident Heading To Daytona

Chris Buescher Finishes Fifth In Rain-Delayed Chicagoland Race

Chris Buescher Chicagoland Advance

Chris Buescher Extends XFINITY Series Points Lead With A Top-Five In Michigan

Bit-O-Honey To Ride With Buescher At Daytona International Speedway In July

Chris Buescher Wins At Dover And Extends His Points Lead

Buescher Attempts To Extend Points Lead At Dover

Chris Buescher Keeps Points Lead With 11th-Place Finish

Buescher Building Momentum, Hopes To Conquer Charlotte

Chris Buescher Wins In Iowa And Retakes The Series Points Lead

Buescher Travels To Iowa, Eyes Points Lead

Close Racing In Talladega Earns Buescher A Sixth-Place Finish

Roush Fenway Racing Heads To Talladega, That’s Not In The County Of Greenbow

Buescher Optimistic About Talladega Triumph

Buescher Finishes 20th Under The Lights In Richmond

Roush Fenway Racing Marches On To Richmond

First-Place Buescher Hopes To Shine In Richmond – Advance

Buescher Ties For XFINITY Points Lead With Third-Place Finish At Bristol

Buescher Continues Strong Season With 3rd-Place Run At Bristol; Sits Atop XFINITY Series Point Standings

Jack Roush And The Tennessee-7 Look To Bring Lightening To “Thunder Valley”

Buescher Hopes To Net First Win In Bristol – Advance

Buescher Finishes 9th At Home Track

Roush Fenway Racing Readies For Short Track Racing In Martinsville – Advance

Buescher Leads Roush Fenway With Top-5 Finish In California

Roush Fenway Racing’s Going Back To ‘Cali’

In The Hunt; Buescher Ready For Auto Club Speedway – Advance

Buescher And Team Fight For 14th-Place Finish In Phoenix

Roush Fenway Racing Making An Early Statement In The NASCAR XFINITY Series

Roush Fenway Racing Visits The Valley Of The Sun – Advance

Buescher Looks For Points Lead In Phoenix

Buescher Lands A Top-15 In Las Vegas

Roush Fenway Racing’s 7-Man Wolfpack Heads To Las Vegas – Advance

Buescher On A Roll – Takes Points Lead To Vegas

Buescher Takes Points’ Lead With Top-5 Finish In Atlanta

Chris Buescher – Atlanta Advance

Bit-O-Honey To Ride With Buescher At Talladega Superspeedway In May

Roush Fenway Racing Looks To Heat Up Atlanta – Advance

Buescher Avoids The ‘Big-Ones’ To Finish Second In Daytona

Buescher Looks To Build On Last Season’s Momentum

Chris Buescher – Daytona Advance

Roush Fenway Advance – Sprint Unlimited

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Chris Buescher, a former developmental driver for Jack Roush and now a six-year Cup veteran, returns to the seat of the No. 17 Ford Mustang in 2022 for his third NCS season with Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing.

The 2021 season saw the 29-year-old better his average finish by more than two positions in a season that was ultra-competitive with 16 different winners and limited practice and qualifying. He and the 17 team just missed out on the NASCAR Playoffs while he matched his top-10 total from 2020 with eight.

Just three races in, Buescher was the talk of Homestead after he won the opening stage and led 57 laps, one of his two stage wins on the season (Talladega). Overall Buescher led laps in six events throughout the 2021 campaign, including Homestead (57 – career high), Darlington, Pocono II, Daytona, Talladega and the Charlotte ROVAL. He ended the year strong with three top-12s in the final five races, including a third-place run on the ROVAL and ninth at Martinsville.

Buescher’s 2020 season began with a third-place finish at the Daytona 500. Fast forward to May, in the sport’s return to racing, and Buescher had finished top-20 in all four races to date. He and the team followed that with a strong 10th-place run in NASCAR’s longest race of the year, the Coca-Cola 600.

Following a 13th-place finish in the first Martinsville event, Buescher headed to Talladega poised for another Superspeedway surprise. He left with a sixth-place run but didn’t stop there. The next weekend at Pocono, in a historic moment for NASCAR with the first-ever Cup Series doubleheader, Buescher ran 10th in the opening race at the same track his lone cup win came at in 2016.

Fast forward again, this time to mid-August, which again brought a historic moment with the NCS visiting the Daytona Road Course for the first time. Buescher, an established road racer, took advantage of the opportunity by powering his Ford to a fifth-place run. Over the next seven races the No. 17 team finished in the top-15 or better four times, including three top-10s with finishes of ninth in the Daytona Superspeedway race, eighth in Bristol, and ninth in Las Vegas.

Buescher is the winner of Jack Roush’s most recent NASCAR Championship, having claimed the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. He won three races overall for Jack Roush in NXS action, including two in the 2015 Championship season.

The native of Prosper, Texas, is two years removed from a three-year stint in the No. 37 Cup car for JTG Daugherty Racing, where he earned 10 combined top-10 results. Before his time at JTG, Buescher spent one season in the No. 34 Cup entry for Front Row Motorsports, where he won the August Pocono race and qualified for the 2016 NASCAR Playoffs.

Buescher had his best season to date in 2019, where he improved significantly on his overall average finish as well as his end of the season points ranking. He finished the year 20th in the point standings, four spots better than a year prior, and also tabbed an average finish of 17.8 — more than three positions improved from the previous season.

The 2015 NXS Champion first joined Roush Fenway as a development driver in 2009, winning the 2012 ARCA Series championship in a partnership with Roulo Brothers Racing. He made his NXS debut for Roush Fenway in 2011 and transitioned to full-time action in the NXS in 2014. In 2015 he brought home Jack Roush’s eighth NASCAR Championship, dominating the series while leading the NXS standings for 24 consecutive weeks.

Before entering the scene in NASCAR’s premier series, Buescher collected 36 top-10s, 16 top-fives and three wins in the NXS from 2011-15 in just 74 races. In 2015 alone he earned 20 top-10 results, 11 of which were top-fives, en route to the title. He earned his first career victory at Mid-Ohio in 2014 and finished that season seventh in points with 14 overall top-10s.

Buscher spent five combined seasons in the ARCA Menards series running a total of 57 events. He finished top-10 or better in an impressive 75 percent of those races with 43 overall top-10s, 33 of which were inside the top-five. Overall he won 10 ARCA events and claimed five poles, and at the time was one of only six drivers in ARCA history to win on all track types (Superspeedways, Short Tracks, Dirt Tracks, Road Courses).

He became the youngest ARCA champion in history at age 19, completing every single lap of competition that season. He won four events in 2012 and finished top-10 in 16 of 19 races with an average finish of 5.9.

A year prior, Buescher earned 2011 ARCA Series Rookie of the Year honors and was the Hoosier Superspeedway Challenger winner, where he claimed three wins and an additional 16 top-10 results. In 2009 – his first entry into the ARCA Series – Buescher became the youngest pole winner in the 57-year history of the series and went on to earn five top-10s.

Buescher’s introduction into racing began at an early age, where he began competing in motocross at age 6. He earned 40 victories in Motocross before transitioning to four wheels and a roll cage. From there he entered the Bandalero scene, where he picked up more than 50 INEX Bandalero wins including the Bandalero Nationals in 2004 at age 12.

He became the youngest Pro Winner in INEX Legends Cars in 2005 at age 13 and earned more than 100 wins in Legends cars. Buescher also raced in the ASA West Coast Trucks, where he picked up three wins and two runner-up results in 2008.

Buescher and his wife Emma married on Easter weekend in 2018. Together they are avid animal lovers and have three rescue dogs – Cooper, Addie and Dozer – and also have one rescue cat, Baden. Buescher is a lover of the outdoors and enjoys riding ATVs both during the season on the road and in the offseason. He also enjoys mountain biking as part of his physical training and spends time fishing.

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