Chris Buescher Front Row Motorsports Food City 500 Race Preview

"I always look forward to Bristol. It's like a home track, like how we grew up racing. It's a short track, high-banked, lot of speed, lot of momentum. People have mixed feelings on it, but I like that it has a wider groove on it and you're able to move around and make things work. Going back to ARCA, we had Salem and Winchester as our high-banked short tracks, and they were a little rougher around the edges. You go to Bristol and it's an immaculate facility, the track surface is in great shape, and it seems to put on some really good races. It feels like going back home.

"I'm looking forward to representing CSX at Bristol. They're an important partner with Front Row Motorsports and I'm proud to drive the 'Play It Safe' car. One of the things we're promoting on the car this week is CSX's 'Trees for Tracks' initiative. In addition to the thousands of trees they're already planting, they're going to plant 50 more, one for every 10 laps of the race on Sunday."

JUST THE FACTS: Sunday's race will be Buescher's first Sprint Cup start at Bristol Motor Speedway ... The race will be the 22-year-old's fourth race with Front Row Motorsports, filling in while David Ragan subs for the injured Kyle Busch in the No. 18 car ... Buescher has three XFINITY Series starts at the .533-mile oval, including two top-10 finishes ... CSX returns to the No. 34 Ford with its "Play It Safe" message ... CSX is also promoting its "Trees for Tracks" program, in which it will plant 42,000 trees by 2018, through "Trees for Laps" -- planting 50 more trees, representing one tree for every 10 laps of the race.

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