Buescher can capture win at Roush and Ford’s home base

O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 - PracticeChris Buescher hasn’t seen anyone ahead of him lately.

And he’d like to keep it that way.

The No. 62 Roush Fenway Racing driver has won two of the last three NASCAR XFINITY Series races and has climbed to the top of the driver standings, 15 points ahead of Ty Dillon.

“It’s been a smooth start to the beginning of the year,” said Buescher following his latest win at Dover. “We’ve had a lot of races where we’ve been in the top five and have been very competitive. We know as long as we can run in the top five area, we’ll be able to get some of these wins. We are just trying to do everything we can each and every week to win these races. If we go do that, everything else comes with it.”

Buescher will try to continue his smooth start in Saturday’s Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America at Michigan International Speedway (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

The Texan faces added pressure since MIS is the home track of team owner Jack Roush and his car manufacturer Ford, but he has done well at the two-mile oval previously. In two career XFINITY Series starts at Michigan, Buescher has finished seventh and 10th. He will attempt to add to RFR’s legacy that includes a track-record five wins.

“It’s been a good week off, but I’m ready to head to Jack (Roush) and Ford’s home track up in Michigan,” Buescher said. “It is one of the fastest tracks we go to, and has been a pretty good track for me in the past.”