Chris Buescher signs multiyear deal with JTG/Daugherty

Chris Buescher (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

BRISTOL, Tenn. –Chris Buescher has signed a long-term deal to remain in the No. 37 Chevrolet at JTG/Daugherty Racing, team owner co-owner Tad Geschickter announced Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Buescher has been under contract to Roush Fenway Racing while driving for JTG/Daugherty this season, and Geschickter says the team worked out contractual details that will keep Buescher with the organization for, as Buescher put it, “a handful of years.”

Geschickter said the team will continue its affiliation with Richard Childress Racing and is in the process of purchasing a charter for the car. JTG/Daugherty, which also fields No. 47 Chevrolets for AJ Allmendinger, has been leasing a charter for Buescher this year.

The organization also has re-signed crew chief Trent Owens concurrent with Buescher’s extension, Geschickter said. That stability bodes well for Buescher, who got his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory last year in a rain-shortened race at Pocono.

“The fact that we are sitting here today to say that we have many years going forward and know we are going to be… we’ve got Trent leading the team, that is pretty amazing,” said Buescher, who is currently 25th in the series standings. “It’s nice to have that comfort through the offseason, something that has been hard to have, especially with the way the world is today and how hard it is to get that feeling here.

“I’m very thankful for this opportunity. I’ve had a really good time this season. We’ve been able to make some awesome improvements and again, coming back to that continuity, from one season to the next, I haven’t had that since way back in the Xfinity days, so knowing that we have the same group and we have notes and we have race cars that we’ve run, that is going to be a really big help. I look for that to be a big step in getting better results early in 2018.”

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