Chris Buescher – Loudon Advance
Team: No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Luke Lambert
Race Format: 318.46 miles, 301 laps, Stage Lengths: 75-110-116
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Loudon Next Stop for NASCAR Cup Series
Buescher Historically at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Luke Lambert at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Buescher on racing at NHMS:
“Coming off a long break, we’re ready to get to Loudon and try and turn our luck around. We’ve had some strong cars as of late and proved that with some stage runs, but have unfortunately been caught up in other incidents that ruined our days. We’re looking forward to the weekend in the Fastenal Ford.”
Last Time Out
After working his way up to 13th in the final stage of the last race at Kansas Speedway, Buescher’s night ended early after getting caught up in a multicar late-race incident, to finish 33rd.
Where They Rank
Buescher is 21st in driver standings through 19 events.
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.
Milwaukee, MCR, Georgia Pacific and MSA will ride aboard the No. 17 as Fastenal Racing’s featured suppliers Wednesday at Bristol.
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.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (July 15, 2020) – Chris Buescher drove his Fastenal Ford to a fourth-place finish in the NASCAR All-Star Open Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The Prosper, Texas native rolled off eighth for the three stage, 85-lap race. With reports of no grip on track, the driver fell back to 11th but worked his way back up to eighth when the caution flag waved at lap 17. The team elected to stay out during the caution for track position. Eighteen laps later, Buescher took the green-white checkered flag for stage one in fifth.
In an effort to gain track position, the team stayed out at the stage break. Buescher restarted fifth with reports of a tight handling No. 17 machine. Shortly after the green flag waved, the caution flag came out at Lap 38. The team elected to make a strategy call, pitting for fresh tires and an air pressure adjustment, restarting 16th with 28 laps in the second stage. By lap 48, Buescher was up to eighth with reports of minor left rear tire rub. The driver ultimately finished stage two in ninth.
On the final 15-lap segment, the 2015 Xfinity champion lined up sixth. With newer tires than most, Buescher was able to work his way up to fourth. Unfortunately, a shortage of laps forced him to settle for a fourth-place result in the NASCAR Cup Series Open.