NASCAR Xfinity Series: Larson wins at Miami, Chris Buescher takes title
Chris Buescher is the new NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. 23-year-old Texan finished the last race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway at 11th place, which was enough for him to defend the championship lead ahead closest pursuers Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Regan Smith. Neither one of them weren’t in the fight for victory at Miami and that made a Buescher’s final step in his journey to the top easier.
Kyle Larson is the winner of the Ford EcoBoost 300 race at Miami, ahead Austin Dillon and Erik Jones. Bryan Scott and Ryan Blaney rounded up the Top 5. Championship contenders was 7th (Ty Dillon), 8th (Chase Elliott) and 9th (Regan Smith), with Buescher at 11th place as the last driver in the same lap as the winner.
In the championship standings Buescher finished the season with 15-points advantage over last year’s champion Elliott. Buescher started the race from 11th place, with 18-points advantage, so his only task was to keep #60 Roush Fenway’s Ford Mustang out of trouble, and young Texan just did that.
“I did a good job masking it didn’t I? I was a little nervous. All things considered, that was exactly what we needed to do, and we knew that and knew we were capable of doing it. I’m glad we could pull it off for all the people that were on board all year, AdvoCare, Roush Performance, Cheez-It and all the fans. I know the weather wasn’t ideal today, but they hung in there with us and we made it through this thing and get to celebrate,” Buescher said after the race.