At the age of 24, Chris Buescher is not only a NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion and an ARCA Racing Series Champion, but he also made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in his rookie season in 2016.
The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will see Roush Fenway Racing driver Buescher behind the wheel of the No. 37 as part of a lease agreement for the Charter and Buescher’s driving services.
In his rookie campaign, Buescher earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory at Pocono Raceway, which earned the rookie a berth in the Chase for the Championship. Buescher closed out his rookie season with two top-five finishes, finishing 16th in the series point standings, piloting the No. 34 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports as part of an enhanced technical alliance between Roush Fenway and Front Row, with Roush Fenway providing engineering, equipment and driver support.
The Prosper, Texas native dominated the 2015 NXS season, capturing the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) driver championship. Buescher led the standings for 24 consecutive weeks, ending the season with two wins, 11 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. In just his second fulltime season in the series, Buescher did not have any DNFs (Did Not Finish), and never finished outside of the top-20 through the 33-race season.
In his first full NXS season in 2014, Buescher earned five top-five finishes and 16 top-10 finishes, capped off by his first career NXS victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
In 2013, the ARCA Series Champion continued his Roush Fenway development driver program participating in seven NXS races behind the wheel of the No. 16 Ford Mustang. Buescher earned his best finish of seventh at both Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway.
Buescher began his racing career at the age of six, racing motorcycles and continued until the age of nine. He then switched over to the Bandolero Series, which he raced in over the next three years, around his home state of Texas. In 2004 he went to Nationals and won at the age of 12.
Buescher made the long haul to North Carolina for the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway, spending the summer of 2005 racing in the Legends Car Series at tracks up and down the east coast. The summer adventure proved to be worth the effort, as Buescher won at 22 of the tracks he visited before heading back to Texas for the off-season.
Buescher got the break he had been waiting for in 2009, signing with Roush Fenway Racing as a development driver and competing part-time in the ARCA Series under the guidance of Roulo Bros Racing. In 2009, Buescher made seven ARCA Series starts earning three top-five and five top-10 finishes, while also becoming the youngest pole winner in the 57-year history of the ARCA Series by capturing the pole at Salem.
The 2010 season saw Buescher back behind the wheel of the No. 17 Ford in the ARCA Series for Roulo Bros Racing. In just eight starts he earned two victories, winning both races at Toledo Speedway. In addition to the wins, he also claimed two poles, three top-five and five top-10 finishes.
In 2011, Buescher’s ARCA Series success continued, claiming three wins, 14 top-fives and 16 top-10’s en route to earning the rookie of the year title for the Roulo Bros. He also made his first two NXS starts in 2011, finishing 17th at both Richmond International Raceway and Darlington Raceway.
Buescher did not slow down in 2012, winning four ARCA Series races and earning two poles, 12 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes on the way to his first ARCA Series Championship.