CITY, KS (October 7, 2011) -- Chris Buescher came into Friday's Kansas
Lottery 98.9 race at Kansas Speedway in a dead heat with Ty Dillon in the
Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge.
When it was all over, the
18-year-old driver had captured the coveted award as the highest finisher in
the 7-race challenge on paved mile (or longer) tracks on the ARCA Series
Dillon looked to be well on his
way to winning the award after leading 76 of the first 81 laps in the final
challenge race at Kansas before disaster struck when he came in contact with a
The contact would result in a
disappointing seventh place finish for the 2011 ARCA Series champion. Buescher
would take advantage of the misfortune and finish second to give him a 25-point
win over Dillon.
Buescher's 7-race performance
included a second place finish at Daytona to start the season followed by a
fifth place run at Talladega.
Buescher then posted a pair of
runner-up finishes at Chicagoland and Pocono to take the lead in the
A fifth place run at Michigan
and a third place finish at the return trip to Pocono had Dillon and Buescher
in a tie heading into the race at Kansas where he claimed the award with a
solid 2nd place finish.
Buescher did not win any of the seven races in the Challenge showing how
valuable consistency is rewarded.
Buescher commented after winning
the award, "It's
a really humbling award for all of us, really."
happy to get it, and I'm thankful. I think we had a little luck finally go our
way this race, as far as getting this championship. It's one of those deals
that you'll take them how you can get them. It's obviously a lot of effort in
finishing in the top five in every one of them."
summed up his thoughts saying, "We're
real happy to get the award."
Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.
congratulates Chris Buescher on winning the 2011 Hoosier Tire Superspeedway
The ARCA Racing Series will
conclude its 19-race season, October 16th, at Toledo Speedway.
The race will be broadcast LIVE
on SPEED at 2:00 pm (ET).