Texas Native Chris Buescher Returns Home Leading Into Autotrader Echopark Automotive 400 NASCAR Weekend

The pride of Prosper, Texas, RFK Racing NASCAR Cup Series driver Chris Buescher returned to the scene of where his racing career began Wednesday, speaking with the gathered media and providing hot laps around Texas Motor Speedway.

Buescher was in town in advance of the April 12-14 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR tripleheader weekend and on his way to this weekend’s Speedway Motorsports-promoted EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. He raced her as a kid at Li’l Texas Motor Speedway when it was an asphalt-paved one-fifth-mile oval and the road course located in the Texas Motor Speedway infield before moving up to NASCAR competition.

“I’m proud to be from here and I know that carries a little extra weight with it,” said Buescher. “I certainly have a lot of fans that are fans just because of the flag (Texas) on my hat right now. That’s a great way to hook them in and then success helps carry it from there.

“The success that we’ve been able to have, being able to win races and compete for playoff spots and try to get closer to the championship … we’ve come a really long way in a short period of time at RFK.”

Team Texas David Starr Racing School provided the retired NASCAR race car that Buescher piloted media in around Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile high-banked quad-oval. He certainly was not at racing speeds but fast enough to provide the ride of a lifetime.

“We were thrilled to have Prosper native Chris Buescher here today to meet with the local media and, with the hots laps, give them just a little taste of what his race experience is like here at Texas Motor Speedway, said Texas Motor Speedway Executive Vice President & General Manager Mark Faber. “We have a full week of racing leading into the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 tripleheader weekend for our race fans to enjoy. Thing start off April 5-6 with sprint car racing at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Then we have four days of Micro Mania on Li’l Texas Motor Speedway’s one-fifth-mile dirt oval and close out dirt racing with NASCAR champion Kyle Larson’s High Limit Racing spring cars on the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. That’s a lot of activity and the spring weather helps us get through that, and the fans are excited about it.”

The 2024 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR tripleheader weekend begins April 12 with the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 250 (7:30 p.m. CT on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90), continues with the April 13 NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 (12:30 p.m. CT on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90) and concludes with the April 14 NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 (2:30 p.m. CT on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 and Lone Star 92.5 – local).

Tickets are on sale now at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

Texas Motor Speedway’s major event season also includes the American Sprint Car Series (April 5-6), POWRi Micro Mania (April 8-11), High Limit Sprint Car Series (April 13), Fuel Fest (April 20), the Goodguys Rod & Custom/American Flat Track/Pate Swap Meet tripleheader weekend (April 25-28), C-10 Nationals (May 10-12), LS Fest (May 18), Bandas y Trocas (May 25), Solar Car Challenge (July 11-17), Goodguys Rod & Custom (Sept. 27-29), American Sprint Car Series (Oct. 4-5), the High Limit Sprint Car Series inaugural season finale (Oct. 11-12) and the Gordy’s Hwy 30 Fest Texas (Oct. 17-20).