Buescher Looking To Build On Superspeedway Success
CONCORD, N.C. (July 1, 2015) – Chris Buescher heads to Daytona International Speedway as the NASCAR XFINITY Series points leader for the sixth week in a row. Coming off a successful season-opener at the 2.5-mile track in February, Buescher looks to better his finishing position in the No. 60 Bit-O-Honey Mustang by one spot, attempting to visit Victory Lane for the third time this season.
“Roush Fenway Racing has a very strong superspeedway program,” said Buescher. “I’m really pleased with how our team has performed so far this season, and I really think that’s something we can continue to build on. I know we’ll have a great shot at getting our Bit-O-Honey Ford Mustang to Victory Lane.”
Through the first 14 races of the season, Buescher has led the point standings for a total of seven races, and has not ranked lower than third. The Prosper, Texas native has completed 99.9 percent of the laps this season, turning 2,676 of 2,680 laps.
Through the first half of the season, Buescher has already earned three more top-five finishes than he tallied in the 2014 season. In addition to his two wins, Buescher has earned eight top-fives, 10 top-10s and has led 145 laps.
“My goal is to win every weekend and the points situation will take care of itself,” said Buescher. “Obviously, that’s not always possible, but we’ve really capitalized on our good days, and made sure our bad days aren’t that bad.”
In the season-opener, Buescher led 12 laps and pushed his Roush Fenway teammate Ryan Reed to his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory. In the second restrictor plate race of the season at Talladega Superspeedway, Buescher battled up front all day in his Bit-O-Honey Ford Mustang, leading six laps before finishing sixth.
The Subway Firecracker 250 is set for Saturday, July 4, with the green flag dropping at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will be televised live on NBC Sports Network and can be heard on MRN and NASCAR Sirius/XM Radio Channel 90.
Roush Fenway Racing is the winningest team in NASCAR history, fielding multiple teams in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series competition with drivers Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne, Elliott Sadler, Ryan Reed, Chris Buescher and Bubba Wallace. Now in its 28th season, Roush Fenway is a leader in driver development, having launched the careers for many of the top drivers in the sport. Off-track, Roush Fenway is a leader in NASCAR marketing solutions, pioneering motorsport’s first team-focused TV show and producing multiple award-winning digital and experiential marketing campaigns. Roush Fenway is co-owned by Jack Roush, the winningest team owner in NASCAR history and Fenway Sports Group, parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. Visit RoushFenway.com, circle on Google+, become a fan on Facebook and Instagram and follow on Twitter at @roushfenway.