NO. 37 BUSH'S BEANS CHEVROLET SS MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY POST-RACE REPORT

CHRIS BUESCHER
NO. 37 BUSH'S BEANS CHEVROLET SS
MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY POST-RACE REPORT
 

Date/Time: Sunday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. ET
TV Network/Radio: FS1 / MRN Radio / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90
Start: 33rd
Finish: 11th


It was a well-deserved 11th place finish for the Chris Buescher and the No. 37 BUSH'S Beans Chevy, as the team fought from a 33rd starting position to finish 11th, his highest finish of the 2017 season and career-high finish at Martinsville Speedway. Setting his sights early on moving to the front of the field, Crew Chief Trent Owens made a great call to pit prior to the end of Stage 1 before the rest of the field, gaining track position and allowing Buescher to continue fighting for track position to a Top-15 finish.

CHRIS BUESCHER QUOTE:
“Qualifying getting rained out was really a bummer," Buescher said. "We lost a lap there early and Trent (Owens, crew chief) and those guys made a really good call to stay out when a lot of the leaders pitted. We got our track position back and we were able to get the lucky dog once or twice there to just kind of keep working on it. We made some really good progress with our BUSH'S Baked Beans Chevrolet. We got it running so much better and really just one or two little adjustments that we kept doing were bringing it to life. We have good notes to bring for the next race here at Martinsville in the fall.”
 
TRENT OWENS, CREW CHIEF QUOTE:
“It was a really solid day for our No. 37 BUSH'S Beans Chevrolet," Owens said. "Qualifying being rained out hurt our starting position, but we knew we had good speed and just needed a little bit of strategy to help work our way to the front. We got lucky with the end of Stage 1 and being the Lucky Dog. Having the opportunity to keep that track position and stay on the lead lap really helped us to keep up with the leaders and be competitive. We go back to intermediate track racing, and we're due for more Top-10 finishes."

Fast Facts:

Career Starts: 48
Wins:            1 (8/1/2016 Pocono Raceway)
Top-fives:     2
Top-10s:      2
Pole Awards: 0
First Start:  3/22/2015  Auto Club Speedway  
Best Start:   12th - 8/21/2016 Bristol
Best Finish:  1st - 8/1/2016  Pocono Raceway
Driver DOB:  10/29/1992        
Hometown:   Prosper, TX
Crew Chief:   Trent Owens