Chris Buescher

February 21, 2020

Las Vegas Advance

Team:                   No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:         Luke Lambert
Twitter:                @17RoushTeam, @RoushFenway and @Chris_Buescher


Pennzoil 400 – Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

                                                                                                                                                                 

ADVANCE NOTES

Buescher at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Buescher makes his seventh career NCS start at Las Vegas this weekend.
  • His best Cup finish at the 1.5-mile track is 15th – which he accomplished twice in the 2018 season after starting 28th in each race.
  • Buescher also has two Xfinity Series starts in Vegas with a best finish of ninth under crew chief Scott Graves. He finished 14th with Graves in the 2015 Xfinity Series event.

 

Luke Lambert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Lambert will call his 10th Las Vegas Cup race from atop the pit box this weekend. In his nine previous starts, he has a best finish of third with Ryan Newman back in 2015.
  • Overall Lambert has an average finish of 14th with two additional top-10s – seventh in 2014 and ninth in the 2018 fall race.
  • He and Daniel Hemric most recently posted two top-10 qualifying efforts in the 2019 races, lining up fifth last spring and sixth in the fall.
  • Lambert called one Xfinity Series race for Elliott Sadler at Las Vegas back in 2012, finishing third after starting on the pole.

 

On the Car
Fastenal celebrates its 10th season with Roush Fenway Racing in 2020. The Minnesota company spent three years on the No. 99 before jumping to the No. 17 Cup Series entry, and were the primary partner on the No. 60 Xfinity team that captured the owner’s championship in 2011.

About Fastenal
Fastenal [Nasdaq: FAST] is North America’s largest fastener distributor and a ‘one-stop’ source for hundreds of thousands of OEM, MRO and Construction products. With more than 2,600 stores worldwide, the company supports B2B customers with tailored local inventory and dedicated personnel, who visit regularly, quickly respond to emergency needs, and provide efficient inventory management solutions. Fastenal’s service-oriented business network includes the world’s largest industrial vending program, 14 regional distribution centers, 8 custom manufacturing facilities, thousands of delivery vehicles, and industry-leading sourcing, quality and engineering resources.

 



February 13, 2020

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


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a rain delayed opening Duel Thursday night at Daytona, Chris Buescher crossed the line 10th in his debut race behind the wheel of the No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang.

Buescher rolled to the front of the field early, moving into fourth in the opening laps after starting 10th, before a caution flag flew for an incident while he was taking his first pit stop of the night on lap 29. With the field in different stages of the pit cycle, Buescher took the green flag back in 17th at the restart with 22 to go in the race.

The 2015 Xfinity Series champion then navigated all the way through the field to the sixth before the field stacked up with under ten laps to go and he was forced three-wide. With an emphasis on saving the Fastenal Ford for Sunday’s race, Buescher kept the Mustang clean and brought the car home with a 10th-place finish.

Buescher ultimately finished tenth and will start 19th in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Race coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. EST on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

 



February 11, 2020

Chris Buescher – Daytona 500 Advance

Team:                   No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:         Luke Lambert
Twitter:                @17RoushTeam, @RoushFenway and @Chris_Buescher

 

Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 – Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90
Daytona 500 – Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

                                                                                                                                                                 

ADVANCE NOTES

Buescher in the Duels

  • After qualifying 19th on speed in this past Sunday’s Daytona 500 qualifying, Chris Buescher will line up 10th in Duel 1 Thursday night. It will mark Buescher’s fifth Daytona 500 qualifying race all-time with a best finish of ninth last season.
  • The 2015 Xfinity Champion drove to a ninth-place result in his first-ever Duel in 2016 and also finished 10th in the 2018 event.

 

Buescher at Daytona International Speedway

  • Buescher makes his ninth NCS start at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, and fifth Daytona 500 start.
  • Overall at DIS, he has three top-10s and two top-fives with an average finish of 23.5.
  • 2018 marked his best season at DIS when he finished fifth in the season opener, and followed that with another fifth-place result in the summer event.
  • Buescher had better luck in his three Xfinity Series starts at Daytona, finishing runner-up in the 2015 kick-off race, and a pair of 12th-place results in the 2014 and 2015 summer races.

 

Luke Lambert at Daytona International Speedway

  • Luke Lambert makes his Roush Fenway Racing debut with Buescher on Sunday, in what will be his eighth Daytona 500 atop the pit box.
  • Overall at DIS Lambert has four top-10s – all with Ryan Newman – including three eighth-place finishes (2015 summer, both 2018 events) and a career-best fifth-place result in the 2017 summer race. Lambert also finished 11th with Newman in the 2016 opener.
  • Lambert also called two Xfinity Series events at Daytona with Elliott Sadler in 2012, finishing third and sixth, respectively.

 

QUOTE WORTHY
Buescher on the Daytona 500:
“I’m super excited to be back in the fold at Roush Fenway where we won an Xfinity title a few years back. There are still many familiar faces in the shop and on the team, which makes the transition pretty seamless. We were pleased with our Fastenal Ford last weekend in practice and qualifying, and our goal is to keep it clean Thursday night and see what we can do come Sunday for the Daytona 500.”

On the Car
Fastenal celebrates its 10th season with Roush Fenway Racing in 2020. They spent three years on the No. 99 before jumping to the No. 17 Cup Series entry, and were the primary partner on the No. 60 Xfinity team that captured the owner’s championship in 2011.

About Fastenal
Fastenal [Nasdaq: FAST] is North America’s largest fastener distributor and a ‘one-stop’ source for hundreds of thousands of OEM, MRO and Construction products. With more than 2,600 stores worldwide, the company supports B2B customers with tailored local inventory and dedicated personnel, who visit regularly, quickly respond to emergency needs, and provide efficient inventory management solutions. Fastenal’s service-oriented business network includes the world’s largest industrial vending program, 14 regional distribution centers, 8 custom manufacturing facilities, thousands of delivery vehicles, and industry-leading sourcing, quality and engineering resources.