An enhanced technical alliance between Front Row Motorsports and Roush Fenway Racing will place 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher in the No. 34 Ford Fusion for the 2016 season.
Roush Fenway Racing will provide Front Row with engineering and pit support for Buescher’s car.
“We are thrilled to announce this alliance,” said Roush Fenway President Steve Newmark. “Not only will it foster increased communication within the Ford camp, it will allow our newest champion Chris Buescher to continue to hone his skills with substantial seat time behind the wheel in the Sprint Cup Series in top-grade equipment. We look forward to working more closely with Front Row on many levels and we believe it is a relationship that will be mutually beneficial for both parties,”
In 2012 Buescher became the youngest champion in the ARCA Series. Last year in his second full season at the Xfinity Series level he won two races on his way to the championship.
“We’ve grown a lot and accomplished a lot as an organization in our six years of full-time Sprint Cup racing, and I’m proud of our progress,” Front Row Motorsports owner Bob Jenkins said. “We’re ready for the next step, and this partnership with Roush Fenway Racing is going to take us there. Chris Buescher is a champion, and he’s a driver that we’ve worked with already and have great respect for, so he’s the perfect guy to bring into our line-up.”
Buescher ran six races in the No. 34 car last season.