Roush Fenway development driver Chris Buescher won the coveted Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge award, edging out ARCA points leader Ty Dillon. The Superspeedway Challenge award is based off the best average finish at all speedway races during the ARCA season. Buescher went into the final speedway race of 2011 for the ARCA Series at Kansas Speedway tied with Dillon for the award, but edged him out by finishing second.
There are seven races on the 2011 ARCA Series schedule that qualify a driver to win the Superspeedway Challenge award and Buescher never finished outside the top five in any of the qualifying events. Buescher earned the title with the following finishes; Daytona – second, Talladega – fifth, Chicago – second, Pocono – second, Pocono – third, Michigan – fifth and then brought it all home in Kansas with a second-place finish.
Buescher heads into the final race of the 2011 season this weekend at Toledo Speedway second in the point standings. This season Buescher has earned back-to-back wins in September at DuQuoin State Fair Grounds and Salem Speedway, while also earning 13 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes in 18 starts.
“It's a really humbling award for all of us, really," said Chris Buescher. "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. We're real happy to get this award. We at the Roulo Brothers and I feel like we really deserve this Superspeedway Challenge. We worked really hard for it, and it's something that we're not really known for. It's huge."
Roush Fenway Racing PR