Team: No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Scott Graves
Race Format: 312 miles, 312 laps, Stages: 75-115-122
NASCAR Cup Series Practice – Friday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports App
NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. ET on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold
NASCAR Cup Series Championship – Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90
Buescher at Phoenix Raceway
Scott Graves at Phoenix Raceway
Buescher on racing at Phoenix:
“Phoenix is a tricky little place and it’s changed so much over the years with the reconfiguration, and just the fact that holding a Championship race there, varying scenarios are bound to play out. We’re on a pretty good string here of performing well lately so it’s time to close it out on an even higher note. We’re ready for a full weekend in the Fastenal Ford Mustang.”
Last Time Out
Buescher powered through for a ninth-place run a week ago at Martinsville for his third top-10 in five races, and eighth overall of 2021.
On the Car
Fastenal returns to the fold at Roush Fenway for its 11th season in 2021. 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.
Fastenal will feature top suppliers Loctite, Ansell, Rustoleum, Streamlight and Portacool on Buescher’s Mustang as he competes this weekend. For more information on these suppliers, visit Fastenal.com, and stay up-do-date on social @FastenalRacing, @Fastenal.
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KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Oct. 24, 2021) – Chris Buescher battled for 400 miles of racing at Kansas Speedway Sunday afternoon, turning in a 12th-place finish to rebound as one of only 15 cars on the lead lap.
The No. 17 Fastenal Ford would line up where it finished a week ago in Texas in 21st. At the onset of the race, Buescher fell to the 25th position before a caution for weather occurred on lap 9. When the race resumed on lap 15, he used the remainder of the 80-lap stage to drive up to 14th.
During a caution-free stage two, the No. 17 team would work on the long-run speed of the car. Buescher managed to stay around the top-15 for the majority of the stage, but unfortunately would fall a lap down during the near 80-lap green flag cycle. The No. 17 would round out the second stage in the 16th position.
To begin stage three, Buescher would find himself racing for the lucky dog spot, which he would earn as the caution flew with under 50 laps remaining. Lining up 13th for the final restart, Buescher and the No. 17 Fastenal team would hold their own for a 12th-place finish at Kansas Speedway, his tenth finish inside the top-12 this season.
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