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Chris Buescher CSX Ford Atlanta Preview

Wednesday, Feb 24 1632
NSCS Atlanta Starts: 0
Best Atlanta Finish: N/A

“We took a really hard hit at Daytona and obviously didn’t end the day the way we wanted to. The good news is I love Atlanta. I like the racetracks that have a little more character and the worn-out asphalt. It was really good to us last year on the XFINITY side. So, when we get back there, I’m thinking it should be a really good weekend for us. It’s going to be interesting with the low downforce package to see how much we really slide around. I don’t know what the tire package is going to look like, so that could throw a little bit of a wrench into the equation. We’ll wait and see.

“I’m excited for the race, though. I like that style of racing. It makes me hope that it will be somewhat similar to my first Cup race in Fontana where we were sliding around 20 or 40 laps into a run, just trying to hang on. If we get something like that in Atlanta, I think it will be a blast.

“We will have CSX on our No. 34 Ford Fusion at Atlanta. They are a long-time partner of Front Row Motorsports. I got to work with them a little bit last year when I ran some Cup races with Front Row, and they’ve got a big safety campaign that we’re trying to get across to all the race fans. ‘Play it safe’ around railroad tracks at all times. Always brake for trains, don’t try to beat the train at the crossing, don’t wear earbuds walking near railroad tracks. It’s something that the younger crowd might not think about enough, and we’re working together to get that message across.”

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