Chris Buescher Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career & Net Worth

Chris Buescher Biography

Chris Buescher is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 17 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing. He is the 2012 ARCA Racing Series and 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion and the cousin of 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher.

Racing Career

Buescher began his professional racing career in 2005, driving Legends cars in Texas for Speedway Legends, Winning over 100 races. (Speedway Legends, worked with several top drivers, David Ragan, Jonathan Davenport, etc.) In 2008, Buescher moved to North Carolina to be mentored by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan and signing as a development driver for Roush Fenway Racing, Buescher began competing in ARCA competition in 2009; he went on to win the series championship in 2012, becoming the only driver ever to compete for every lap in a season of competition in the series.

Cup Series

Buescher made his Cup Series debut in the No. 34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports at Fontana in 2015, filling in for David Ragan, who had been substituting for Kyle Busch, who was out for a fractured leg; Buescher finished 20th. Buescher ran five additional Cup races for FRM in 2015.

On December 10, it was announced that Buescher would move up to Sprint Cup to drive FRM’s No. 34 full-time in 2016. Front Row entered an alliance with Roush Fenway.

Superspeedway wrecks plagued the No. 34 teams. Buescher started the season with a hard crash at Daytona with Matt DiBenedetto, finishing 39th. He described this accident, by calling it “the hardest hit of my career”. At Talladega, on lap 96, Buescher was involved in a crash that sent his car into a barrel roll, flipping three times before landing; he was not injured in the accident. Chris Buescher also wrecked out of the summer Daytona race, finishing last.

Things began to turn around after Daytona, with Buescher finishing 14th in his rookie attempt at the Brickyard 400. One week later at Pocono, Buescher took the lead late in the Pennsylvania 400 by being on a different pit sequence. Chris Buescher took the lead just before a massive cloud of fog moved over the track.

Chris Buescher
Chris Buescher

After an hour of waiting, NASCAR gave up on trying to wait out the fog due to approaching severe weather and called the race, giving Buescher his first NASCAR Cup Series victory and the second win for Front Row Motorsports. Buescher, with the win, became the first driver since Joey Logano in 2009 to win a race as a Cup Series Rookie of the Year candidate (In 2011, Trevor Bayne won a race during his part-time rookie season but was not running for the Cup Series Rookie of the Year award).

Chris Buescher also became the first rookie to win at Pocono since Denny Hamlin in 2006. Buescher also brought Front Row Motorsports its first win in 118 races going back to David Ragan at Talladega in 2013. Despite the win, Chris Buescher was not automatically guaranteed a Chase position because he was outside the Top 30 in driver points, the minimum standing required to qualify for the Chase. At Bristol, Chris Buescher finished 5th to move into the position of the 30th point, moving past David Ragan. Buescher passed his teammate Landon Cassill for 29th in the standings at Richmond and locked in his place in the Chase.

Personal life

Buescher married in 2018, during the Easter off the weekend in the NASCAR schedule.

Overview

  • Full Name: Christopher William Buescher
  • Date of Birth: October 29, 1992
  • Age: 28 years
  • Birth Place: Prosper, Texas
  • Achievements: 2012 ARCA Racing Series Champion, 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
  • Awards: 2011 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year
  • Car no., team: No. 17 (Roush Fenway Racing)
  • 2019 position: 20th
  • 2015 position: 1st
  • Current team: Ford Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing manufacturer team
  • Parents: Jim Buescher, Donna Buescher
  • Net Worth: $5 million
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