By Sandi Argo, The New Edition
Photo courtesy of JTG Daugherty Racing
For the fans of NASCAR Cup series driver (and Prosper Texas native) Chris Buescher, July 2016 holds a very special place in their hearts. It was July of 2016 when Buescher claimed the honors of winning at Pocono. Although the driver of the 37 Chevy Camaro ZL1 has definitely been showing that he is able and ready to keep up with the more seasoned veterans, Buescher has not seen a trip to victory lane since. Never one to look on the down side, Buescher knows that his time will come, and when asked Buescher said earlier this week ““Pocono Raceway is a track that’s always going to be special to me, but we had a really strong run there in June, and I’m looking forward to building on that. Every week, we keep improving at tracks that maybe haven’t been our best, and that’s really encouraging to see. Not just for me, but for everyone at the shop and on the road who put all of their time and effort into making sure we’re as fast as we can be.”
Pocono Raceway (formerly Pocono International Raceway) also known as The Tricky Triangle, is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It is the site of two annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races held several weeks apart in early June and late July, one NASCAR Xfinity Series event in early June, one NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series event in late July. Famous for the absence of a turn 4, the raceway has seen winners from Jeff Gordon to Dale Jr., along with the win from Buescher in 2016.
Buescher’s fans are ready to see him wheel his way into Victory Lane, and what better place to do that than Pocono? Buescher says “Every turn is so different at Pocono, and that’s an aspect of the track that I really enjoy. It breaks up the routine we can sometimes get in on the regular oval tracks. We’ve had a good summer string of races, and I’m looking forward to building upon that this weekend.”
With 4 top 10 finishes so far, and 6 top 15, Buescher fans are sitting on the edge of their seats each weekend, knowing that at any time Buescher may be found up front. The theme for the 37 car this weekend is titled “Fast Starts”. Thats what Buescher fans are hoping to see, along with a big finish.