NASCAR X-FINITY Series points leader Chris Buescher of Roush Fenway Racing will see double duty this weekend at Watkins Glen International, also driving in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race – where he’ll replace Brett Moffitt in the Number-34 Front Row Motorsports Ford. The extra seat time will help Buescher polish his road-racing skills.
Counting Saturday’s Zippo 200 at The Glen, three of the next four X-FINITY Series events are on road courses. Buescher drove the No. 34 Sprint Cup entry in five races earlier this season with a best finish of twentieth in March at Auto Club Speedway.
Buescher has been atop the X-FINITY Series standings since his victory at Iowa Speedway in mid-May. His lead reached thirty-six points at mid-season but has since shrunk to twenty. Buescher’s last three starts have yielded finishes of thirteenth, sixteenth and fourteenth.
Meanwhile, defending series champion Chase Elliott has climbed back into the title hunt with three straight top-ten finishes.