Chris Buescher is the full-time driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series. He won the 2015 Xfinity Series and has three career Xfinity victories. Buescher won the Pocono Cup with Front Row Motorsports in 2016. He made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Atlanta in February 2017.
He has also competed in five Camping World Truck Series races, earning one top 10 finish. His best season was 2010 when he finished ninth in the point standings with one win, two poles and eight other top 10s. He returned to Roush Fenway for 2011 but lost his ride after one race when Jack Roush decided not to bring him back for another season. He has not raced since then.
Buescher's best start in a Cup race is first place (three times). His average starting position over those three races is fourth. His best finish is second twice, once each at Texas and Kentucky. His worst finish is 34th at Michigan. He has one pole award and one win from his three attempts.
His best season so far was in 2015 when he drove the No. 9 Ford for Joe Gibbs Racing. That year he had six top 10s, including a third-place run at California. He ended up ninth in the point standings.
Larson had won three consecutive Cup Series races and four in a row if the NASCAR All-Star Race was counted. He won the Coca-Cola 600, Toyota Save Mart 350, and Ally 400 in quick succession to take the series lead with four victories this season. His father, Dave, also won four straight from 1990 to 1993.
A five-time winner this year, Larson is looking to become just the third driver in history to win four consecutive races before the end of the season. The other two drivers to do so are Richard Petty (1977) and Dale Earnhardt (1994).
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In a 2006 NASCAR survey, fans and media named Earnhardt one of the best three Xfinity Series drivers of all time. Earnhardt's 24 series victories place him 11th all-time. He is tied with Bill France, Sr., and Richard Petty for most all-time.
Of those wins, seven have come in the last eight seasons, including four in 2005 alone - the most of any driver that year. His average victory margin was also over 15 seconds per race during that span.
He has two series championships under his belt (2003, '06), as well as two other top-five finishes at the Daytona 500. Earnhardt has also been involved in several high-profile accidents over the years, but he has never gone more than two races without getting at least one win.
His father, three-time champion Dale Earnhardt, is the all-time winningest driver in NASCAR history. Dale Jr. joined him as a winner in the same race - the 2000 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard - and both cars finished on the lead lap. He went on to beat out his father for the championship that year.
Since then, Dale Jr. has been building upon his father's success, becoming only the second man to win multiple championships before the age of 30.
Four in a row William Clyde "Bill" Elliott (born October 8, 1955) is a stock car racing driver from the United States. Elliott won the NASCAR Cup Series championship in 1988 and had 44 victories in that series. During 1985-86, he won two Daytona 500s and a record four straight races at Michigan International Speedway.
He also won six races in a row at one point in 1986. This is the longest winning streak in NASCAR history.
Elliott's first four championships came in a five-year period from 1978 to 1982. He retired after the 1987 season but returned for one more year in 1989 before retiring for good. His overall career mark includes nine championships out of ten years from 1979 to 1987 with the only loss coming in 1978 when he finished second to Richard Petty. He is the only driver to ever win the championship while leading every race during that time span.
Elliott died on August 16, 2018 at the age of 61 following a battle with brain cancer.
He is the father of current NASCAR driver William "Bubba" Elliott who has three wins so far in the Sprint Cup Series.
Before his death, Bill Elliott was working to get back into NASCAR with plans to drive in the season opener this year at the new Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, those plans fell through when he died in an accident testing cars at California's Auto Club Raceway El Toro Park.
Bobby Labonte has had a successful NASCAR racing career, winning one title apiece in the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. We take a look back at Labonte's career as he prepares for his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bobby Labonte's racing career was frequently intertwined with his family. He married Wendy Barrow in 1975 and together they had three children: Brittany, Brantley and Branden.
Bobby Labonte first started racing cars when he was just a teenager. He earned a seat in a Ford Mustang owned by his father-in-law, Ned Barrow, who also served as his mentor during those early years. Labonte went on to win several local races before moving up to the big leagues in 1970. He spent two seasons driving for Junior Johnson before joining Richard Petty's team where he remained for four years. In 1974, Labonte joined Donnie Jones' team and won six races that season en route to the championship. In 1978, Labonte moved to Joe Lee Johnson's team and won five races that year too. He ended up finishing second to Darrell Waltrip in the points standings.
In 1982, Labonte returned to Richard Petty's team and helped them win the championship that year. He stayed with the organization until 1989 when he signed with Terry Labonte's team. That same year, Terry died in a crash at Daytona International Speedway testing a new car.