Chris Buescher

DRIVER, NO. 37 CAMARO ZL1

There are not many Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers that can say they won a race and made the Playoffs during their first year of competition at the top level. Chris Buescher was fortunate to do just that during his rookie year in 2016.

That year was quite a season for the Prosper, Texas native. Buescher rounded out his year at Front Row Motorsports with one win at Pocono Raceway, two top-five and two top-10 finishes en route to finishing 16th in the points standings.

Through his hard work and impressive statistics in the early years of his NASCAR career, Buescher found a new home at JTG Daugherty Racing during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driving the No. 37 Chevrolet. This was enough to convince team owner Tad Geschickter to sign on Buescher in a multi-year contract.

For Buescher, it was a natural progression to the upper echelon of NASCAR. Not only is Buescher a winning driver, he is a proven NASCAR champion. In 2015, he dominated the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Roush Fenway Racing clinching the championship by scoring two race wins, 11 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes in only his second full-time season. Altogether in his NASCAR XFINITY Series career, he racked up three wins, 16 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes in 74 career starts.

Prior to his venture into the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Buescher was a champion in another racing series. He made his presence known taking the ARCA Racing Series by storm. He got his big shot in 2009 when he signed with Roush Fenway Racing as a development driver competing part-time in the ARCA Racing Series under the direction of Roulo Bros Racing. He won two races in 2010 and three races in 2011, but 2012 was a bigger story for Buescher. He won four races, posted 12 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes and was crowned champion of the ARCA Racing Series. Collectively, he won 10 races, five pole awards, earned 33 top-five and 43 top-10 finishes in 57 starts before his jump to the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

Similar to other drivers, racing was in Buescher’s blood at a very young age. At six, he began his journey racing motorcycles up until the age of nine. The Bandolero Series was his next step for three years around his home state of Texas. In 2004, Buescher went to Nationals and won at the age of 12. His path led him to North Carolina where he competed in the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. During summer of 2005, Buescher competed in the Legends Car Series at various tracks in which he went on to score 22 wins. 

Buescher has been fortunate to win numerous races in his career. Improving each year with the team, Buescher had two top-five finishes and two top-10 finishes in the 2018 season. Now, he continues his story in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the objective to win a race and make the playoffs with JTG Daugherty Racing in his third season in the No. 37 Camaro ZL1.

2019 MENCS SCHEDULE

DateRaceTrackTune-InStartFinish
2/17/19DAYTONA 500Daytona International SpeedwayFOX | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:30 PM
2/24/19Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayFOX | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
3/3/19Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy LubeLas Vegas Motor SpeedwayFOX | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:30 PM
3/10/19TicketGuardian 500ISM RacewayFOX | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:30 PM
3/17/19Auto Club 400Auto Club SpeedwayFOX | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:30 PM
3/24/19STP 500Martinsville SpeedwayFS1 | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
3/31/19O'Reilly Auto Parts 500Texas Motor SpeedwayFOX | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
4/7/19Food City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayFS1 | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
4/13/19TOYOTA OWNERS 400Richmond RacewayFOX | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 7:30 PM
4/28/19GEICO 500Talladega SuperspeedwayFOX | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
5/5/19Dover 400Dover International SpeedwayFS1 | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
5/11/19Kansas 400Kansas SpeedwayFS1 | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 7:30 PM
5/18/19Monster Energy OpenCharlotte Motor SpeedwayFS1 | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 6:00 PM
5/18/19Monster Energy All-Star RaceCharlotte Motor SpeedwayFS1 | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 8:00 PM
5/26/19Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayFOX | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 6:00 PM
6/2/19Pocono 400Pocono RacewayFS1 | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
6/9/19FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International SpeedwayFS1 | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
6/23/19Toyota/Save Mart 350Sonoma RacewayFS1 | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
6/30/19Camping World 400Chicagoland SpeedwayNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
7/6/19Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International SpeedwayNBC | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 7:30 PM
7/13/19Quaker State 400Kentucky SpeedwayNBCSN | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 7:30 PM
7/21/19Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayNBCSN | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
7/28/19Gander Outdoors 400Pocono RacewayNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
8/4/19Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen InternationalNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
8/11/19Consumers Energy 400Michigan International SpeedwayNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
8/17/19Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceBristol Motor SpeedwayNBCSN | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 7:30 PM
9/1/19Bojangles' Southern 500Darlington RacewayNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 6:00 PM
9/8/19Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Presented By Florida Georgia LineIndianapolis Motor SpeedwayNBC | IMS Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
9/15/19South Point 400Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayNBCSN | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 7:00 PM
9/21/19Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond RacewayNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 7:30 PM
9/29/19Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor SpeedwayNBC | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:30 PM
10/6/19Dover 400Dover International SpeedwayNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:30 PM
10/13/191000Bulbs.com 500Talladega SuperspeedwayNBC | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:00 PM
10/20/19Hollywood Casino 400Kansas SpeedwayNBC | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:30 PM
10/27/19First Data 500Martinsville SpeedwayNBCSN | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
11/3/19AAA Texas 500Texas Motor SpeedwayNBCSN | PRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM
11/10/19ISM Raceway 300ISM RacewayNBC | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 2:30 PM
11/17/19Ford EcoBoost 400Homestead-Miami SpeedwayNBC | MRN Radio | SiriusXM NASCAR | 3:00 PM