Chris Buescher and No. 16 Nationwide team to run Boston Strong paint scheme in Darlington
CONCORD, N.C. (May 8, 2013) – Roush Fenway Racing’s (RFR) Chris Buescher and the No. 16 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) team will run a special Boston Strong paint scheme Friday, May 10 in Darlington.
“I am happy to carry these colors and try to do our part to support the victims and families impacted by the recent events in Boston,” Buescher said.
The No. 16 Ford Mustang will carry the red, white and blue Boston Strong colors on Friday as a continued tribute to those impacted by the tragic events in Boston.
Shortly after the events in Boston, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced the formation of “The One Fund Boston”, the purpose of which is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Boston Marathon.
“In light of our relationship with Fenway Sports Management, this is a cause that is close to our hearts,” said RFR President Steve Newmark. “Roush Fenway is proud and honored to continue its support of the “B-Strong” effort.
“Hopefully a platform like this can keep the families and those impacted by this tragedy in the minds of others and further the “B-Strong” cause.”
RFR is half owned by Boston’s Fenway Sports Group; the same company that owns and operates the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park as well as a majority stake in the region’s premier sports network, NESN.
In support of its sister team, RFR carried the same B-Strong decals that the Boston Red Sox organization used, on all three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) cars in Kansas and on all NSCS and NNS cars in Richmond, Talladega as well as this weekend in Darlington.
Buescher will make his second NNS start at Darlington Raceway on Friday and his fifth NNS start overall. In 2011, Buescher finished 17th at the 1.37-mile track. The 20-year-old driver has competed in two races this season and has been the highest finishing RFR driver in each of those races. Buescher finished seventh at Bristol Motor Speedway and 17th at Texas Motor Speedway.
The VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 will take the green flag from Darlington Raceway on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
For more information about “The One Fund Boston” and how you can help those most affected visit: www.onefundboston.org.
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