Buescher comes home to Texas seeking NASCAR Xfinity title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Chris Buescher grew up winning legends car races at Texas Motor Speedway, on the fifth-mile track outside and sometimes on the quarter-mile layout that incorporates the main track’s front stretch.

The 23-year-old Bueshcer is now trying to win a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.

Buescher grew up in nearby Prosper, Texas. He returns to his home track Saturday with three races remaining and the series points lead, by 27 points over defending champion Chase Elliott.

Buescher took over the series lead in mid-May with his win at Iowa and has held on since in the No. 60 Ford for Fenway Roush Racing. He has two wins and 20 top-10 finishes, including 10 in the last 11 races.