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CHRIS BUESCHER WINS 2011 HOOSIER TIRE SUPERSPEEDWAY CHALLENGE

10-10-2011

Chris Buesher wins the 2011 Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge. (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)KANSAS 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 schedule. 

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 lapped car.

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 Superspeedway Challenge. 

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.

Chris Buescher (photo courtesy of www.arcaracing.com)Ironically, 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." 

Buescher continued, "I'm 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."

Buescher 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 Challenge award.   

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).

      

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