Chris Buescher Opens up on ‘Uncertain’ Future, Brad Keselowski and Roush Fenway

Published 06/04/2021, 6:49 AM EDT
HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 23: Chris Buescher, driver of the #37 Scott Comfort Plus Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 23, 2019 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


Earlier, there were rumors that Brad Keselowski could move to Roush Fenway Racing as part of a tie-up. In light of this, there has been speculation about the future of Chris Buescher and Ryan Newman. This is because one of them will have to make way for the 2012 Cup Series champion.

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In conversation with Claire Lang, Buescher said, “It’s uncertain right now. I think that… we’ve got our head down and we’ve got to talk about it in a tight battle to make it into the Playoffs right now. That’s been our focus, that’s been what we’re worried about. Honestly, the extent of what I know is so limited that we’re just trying to keep our head down and move forward.”

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According to Buescher, this is his best season to date. His improved performance is largely down to him working hard to ‘establish his baseline’. All that he and Newman have to do is put in their best effort in every passing week.

How has Chris Buescher performed in the 2021 Cup Series season?

So far, Buescher has done a respectable job and consistently placed his car in the Top 20 in several races. There have only been a couple of occasions where he has gotten unlucky. His best finish in the 2021 season was a 7th place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – AUGUST 03: Chris Buescher, driver of the #37 Cottonelle Chevrolet, gets into his car during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 03, 2019, in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, his teammate Ryan Newman got a 5th place finish but has been less consistent. This is why Newman finds himself languishing at the 20th spot in the championship standings. Furthermore, Brad Keselowski seems to be performing well, having won at the Talladega Superspeedway.

The Penske driver is currently in the thick of the championship and playoff battle at 10th place. Additionally, Buescher’s 14th place in the standings also helps him qualify for the playoffs. However, there are still several more races for the status quo to change.

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