Buescher talks XFINITY Series
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Chris Buescher pre-race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.
By Dominic Aragon
April 8, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas—Sprint Cup Series rookie Chris Buescher expressed his interest in competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this season.
Buescher met with the media Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway for a scheduled press conference. The driver discussed how running in the XFINITY Series could help his Cup efforts.
“I think we see it pretty often; a lot of guys will run that double-duty. Kyle is obviously the one that everybody goes to, but Harvick and Junior and I know Chase is doing it this year; I think Blaney is gonna do a couple,” he said.
“A lot of guys go back-and-forth and get the extra seat time, and they’ve been racing at the Cup level for many, many years.”
Ten drivers are scheduled to do double-duty this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
Six races into the season, Buescher ranks as the lowest driver in points among those who have competed in every Sprint Cup race at 36th. Additionally, he is the only driver to start every race and not record a lead lap finish.
Buescher, who hasn’t competed in the series since Homestead-Miami in November, expressed interest in returning to an XFINITY ride.
“They wouldn’t keep doing it if there wasn’t a benefit, so from my standpoint and being my first year in Cup, I definitely want to be over there running as many races as possible,” he said.
“Things have not worked out perfectly to be able to do it yet, but I’m pretty confident that as we go through the season and should be able to run a handful of races on the XFINITY side over on the Roush side.”