Buescher to Roush Fenway’s No. 17 in 2020; Team is Parting Ways with Stenhouse Jr.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 20: Chris Buescher, driver of the #37 Fast Lane to Flavor Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 20, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Yesterday, Roush Fenway Racing told the racing world that Chris Buescher is returning to the organization to take the wheel of the No. 17 NASCAR Cup Series Ford in the 2020 season. Along with this revelation is the news that RFR is parting ways with Ricky Stenhouse JR at the end of the 2019 season.

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MSgt Craig Thurman Experiencing a Tour of Duty NASCAR Style

(L-R) MSgt Craig Thurman chats with Ryan Preece and Chris Buescher with JTG Daugherty Racing about their partnership and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Camping World 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Photo – Jay Husmann for Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

Jay Husmann spoke with MSgt Craig Thurman along with Chris Buescher and Ryan Preece with JGT Daugherty Racing at Chicagoland Speedway. Listen to Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review on Monday, July 1, 2019, to hear the audio of their conversation.

Thanks to a partnership between the USO (United Service Organizations) and Maxwell House, United States Air Force MSgt Craig Thurman visited Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World 400 as a VIP.  Maxwell House sponsored the JTG Daugherty Racing No. 37 Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro of Chris Buescher in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series while the USO is an associate sponsor on both team cars, the No. 47 Kroger’s machine of rookie Ryan Preece as well.  That deal included MSgt Thurman’s name on the right side just like the driver’s name on the left side.

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NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Preview


Auto Club Speedway is the last track on the ‘West Coast Swing’ schedule for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on Sunday, March 17th. Pre-race coverage begins at 2:30 pm ET on FOX, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The defending winner is Martin Truex Jr, driver of the 19 for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Distance: 400 miles (200 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 60),

Stage 2 (Ends on lap 120), Final Stage (Ends on lap 200)

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Late Restarts Propel Kurt Busch to Victory in Wild Bristol Race

Kurt Busch, the driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 18, 2018, in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

BRISTOL, Tenn. – “Old guys rule!” screamed 40-year-old Kurt Busch after he took the checkered flag in an action-filled Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Continue reading

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Penalties for the Overton’s 400 Start


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Following yesterday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup qualifying session at Chicagoland Speedway, the sanctioning body disallowed times from four drivers, No. 78 Martin Truex Jr,  No. 11 Denny Hamlin, No. 48 Jimmie Johnson, and No. 37 Chris Buescher, relegating them to the rear of the field to start today’s Overton’s 400 race, which now set for 2:32 pm ET.
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