Friday, March 20, 2015

Buescher Will Replace Moffitt At Front Row Motorsports

Chris Buescher will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, driving the No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports.  Buescher replaces Brett Moffitt, who has returned to Michael Waltrip Racing in place of the ailing Brian Vickers. 

Buescher called the last few hours, “very hectic.  I was actually getting breakfast over by the hotel and (Roush Fenway Racing General Manager) Robbie Reiser called me.  It’s similar to the way my first XFINITY race went down.  I was getting ready for an ARCA race, got the call and was rushed to Richmond, so it’s been wild.   

“I’m happy to help out Front Row and help out another Ford team.  We’re trying to all work the best we can to make this happen as smoothly as possible.  I’m excited to get the opportunity (and) so I appreciate that very much, but we’re going to have to be on our toes this weekend.”

Buescher said his most immediate concern is getting a seat fitted to the No. 34 Ford.

“I run an aluminum seat on the XFINITY side and we have a carbon fiber seat to work with here (at FRM).  We’re just trying to adapt this insert to me, so we’ve got to work on it a little bit and move everything around; the steering and pedals and all that.  But these guys have already jumped right in and are working hard at it.  It’s not only hectic for me, but for everybody involved in this process right now.”

He admitted that pulling double duty in both the XFINITY and Sprint Cup ranks at Auto Club Speedway will be complicated.

“We’ve got qualifying on the Cup side this evening, so everything is going to happen very quickly this weekend.  We still have to put our focus on the XFINITY side.  We’re in contention to win a championship and we need to make sure that our effort is on that area. But at the same time, we’re more than happy to help out on the Cup side and try to help these guys have a good, solid run and stay up there in points.”

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