Chris Buescher Makes NNS Bristol Debut with Roush Fenway Racing

Chris Buescher – Bristol Advance
Team:           No. 16 Ford Mustang
Crew Chief:   Seth Barbour
Chassis:       RK-735 – New Chassis
Twitter:         @RoushFenway


·         Buescher at Bristol

o   Chris Buescher will make his third start overall in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and his first start at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) on Saturday.

·         The Car

o   The No. 16 team brings brand new chassis RK-735 to BMS this weekend.

·         Up to Speed

o   Buescher’s two previous NNS starts came in 2011 at Richmond and Darlington, finishing 17th in both events.  In 2012, the 20-year-old driver participated in the full ARCA schedule, earning the ARCA Championship with four wins, 12 top-fives and 16 top-10s in the 19 race season.  Overall, in five seasons of ARCA Racing, Buescher has made 54 starts, with one Championship, nine wins, 32 top-fives and 42 top-10s.

·         Crew Chief

o   Buescher will team up with Seth Barbour, who will serve as Crew Chief for the No. 16 Ford Mustang.  Barbour most recently worked as an Engineer on the RFR No. 6 team.


Buescher On: His goals for the weekend:

“I really want to finish the race and a top-10 would be great.  It’s Bristol and so much can happen that is out of our control.  I want to keep my Ford in one piece.”

Racing at Bristol:

“I really like going to Bristol for my first race this year.  I’ve run several ARCA races at tracks similar to Bristol.  I am a fan of short track racing and I’m looking forward to an exciting race with the new team.  I would expect several different racing lines to come in and for the track to widen out.  There are several Sprint Cup drivers in the race that will make it that much more challenging.  Hopefully it will make for a really good race and a lot of action.”
2013 No. 16 Team

Name                                       Duties                                                  Hometown

Seth Barbour                             Crew Chief                                            Princeton, W. Va.

Dan Bormann                            Car Chief                                              Cornelius, N.C.

Jason Hedlesky                        Spotter                                                 Clinton, Mich.

Craig Herrmann                         Mechanic                                              Albany, N.Y.

George Hose                            Mechanic                                              Star City W. Va.

Joe Karasinski                          Gas Man                                               Staten Island, N.Y.

Justin Kirby                               Front Tire Carrier                                    Douglasville Ga.

Billy McKinely                           Front Tire Changer                                 Richmond, Va.

Chris Miko                                Truck Driver                                          Bronx, N.Y.

Tyler Odendahl                          Rear Tire Changer                                  Pine Bush, N.Y.

Kevin Richardson                      Pit Support                                           Elizabethtown, N.C.

Mike Shryock                            Rear Tire Carrier                                     Monrovia, Calif.

Rich Sommer                            Mechanic                                              Waterbury, Conn.

Mike Tam                                  Engineer                                               Vienna, Va.

Eric Wallace                              Tire Specialist                                       Austin, Texas

Zack Young                              Jack Man                                              Vincennes, Ind.

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