Scanner Chatter: Chris Buescher cashing in in big opportunities
22-year-old Texas native Chris Buescher has gotten better with time, since debuting with Roush Fenway racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2011. After notching a victory in middle of his first full season in 2014, Buescher is consistently running better this season. He sits third in the standings with five top 10s and four top 5s in the first eight races. He is also an impressive third in the NXS points standings, 11 markers behind leader Ty Dillon. But in midst of the focus on his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford team's chances at a championship, Buescher has had other duties put on his plate.
With David Ragan and then Brett Moffitt called away from driving duties in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, Buescher got the call to step in and make his Sprint Cup debut at Auto Club Speedway. He finished 20th for a team that often struggles to crack the top 30. In four races, he has an average finish of 24.8 - better than the season averages of the drivers in similar equipment and the mightily struggling NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. Buescher will drive the No. 34 CSX - Play It Safe Ford in Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. He will also run the No. 60 Bit O' Honey Ford in Saturday's Winn Dixie 300 Xfinity Series race. Ragan drove the No. 34 to victory for Front Row in the this Cup race two years ago and Buescher has a pair of runner-up finishes in his plate racing career in the NXS.
Buescher talks with WSB about what he has learned in the Cup Series, about his and his team's Xfinity Series success, and if he feels any pressure about his future in the Sprint Cup Series. Listen to the full interview here: https://youtu.be/DvsUe-hAEv4