Krishtian Buescher: Living in a Racing World

Photo courtesy of Krishtian Buescher

Krishtian Buescher has been around racing since she was eight years old.  Krishtian is the wife of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver, James Buescher.  They got married during this past off-season and she spends almost every weekend at the race track.

James was very close to winning last year’s NCWTS championship.  He finished third in the series standings, just 29 points out.  He has won three races the season.  He won the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Daytona in February.  Then he won the NCWTS events at Kansas Speedway in April and then Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.

Krishtian has been by his side for every one of his wins. Almost every truck race on SPEED you can see the cameras showing Krishtian’s smiling face.

Recently I was able to interview Krishtian and below are the questions and her responses.

Question 1: How did you and James meet?

“James and I both used to drive legends cars, so we met racing against each other at ‘lil TMS (Texas Motor Speedway).”

Question 2: What’s your favorite quality about James?

“How humble he is.”

Question 3: Is there a certain quality you don’t like about James?

‘”When I’m telling a story, he always interrupts me!!!!!!.”

Question 4: Was racing a part of your life growing up?

“Yes, my parents owned a dirt track when I was little. I’ve been a part of racing since I was 8 years old.”

Question 5: How important is family to you and James?

“Family is VERY important to both James and I. Anytime that we have the chance to spend time with family we do.”

Question 6: How was your wedding?

“Our wedding was AMAZING!! There was not a thing about it that was not perfect.”

Question 7: What do you like to do when you’re not at the track?

“I enjoy working our flowerbeds, volunteering at our church and spending time with friends and family.”

Question 8:  What’s the toughest part about being on the road almost every weekend?

“We don’t get to see our family and friends as much as we would like.”

Question 9: Which tracks do you enjoy the most to go to and which ones the least?

“I enjoy Bristol the most because the racing is so close. The least I would have to say Daytona and Talladega because of the unknown”

Question 10: Do you ever get nervous during races?

“I do at the super speedways and also if James is leading and it is coming down to the end.”

Question 11: What’s your favorite travel destination?

“Herradura, Costa Rica.”

Question 12: Which one of James’ win did you enjoy the most?

“Last night! Kentucky was awesome!! I was actually able to enjoy the moment. Daytona was kind of a blur and then I was not in Kansas.”

Question 13: Do you and James like to hang out with any other driver’s and their wives?

“We enjoy hanging out with T.J Bell and his girlfriend Alexis Gamboa, Justin and Ashley Allgaier, Brian Ickler and his girlfriend Christie Sloan and Miguel and Patricia Paludo. “

Question 14: What’s some advice you would give to someone on life based on some of your experiences?

“No matter what happens always stay strong in your faith. God will lead you in the direction he wants you to go.”

Question 15: Do you enjoy interaction with NASCAR fans?

“I love it!!! They are all a blast.”

Question 16: What would a championship mean to you and James and Turner Motorsports?

“A championship would be accomplishing the goals that we have all set out do!!”

Krishtian was a blast to interview and I hope everyone who read this learned a little bit more about the Buescher’s.  You can follow Krishtian on twitter- @Kris_Buescher .

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