LOUDON, N.H. (June 23, 2024) – RFK Racing’s Chris Buescher excelled on rain tires powering his No. 17 Ford Mustang to a fifth-place finish in Sunday’s rain-soaked NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The race was delayed for over two hours for persistent rainfall and thunderstorms after 217 laps. Once the skies had cleared and action resumed, Buescher restarted the race 11th and used the remaining caution-filled 82 laps to secure his fourth top-five finish of the season.

“There was no quit in this Fastenal group today,” said Buescher. “It was awesome to come home with a top five. We were really good in the rain when it was wet. We really fought for it when it was dry but we were good on wet tires.

“There at the end there was just really one good groove and that made restarts a battle,” added Buescher. “We were able to persevere through all that and bring this thing home with a handful of more tire marks on the door than when we went in under red initially, but a really good night for us.”

6 Recap
Buescher’s teammate and RFK co-owner Brad Keselowski started the race ninth but battled the majority of the race fighting a loose-handling race car and poor track position. He finished the first stage 16th and the second stage 25th.

Keselowski restarted the race 23rd and broke into the top-20, but a late spin with one lap to go relegated Keselowski and his No 6 BuildSubmarines.com Boston Red Sox themed Ford to a 28th-place finish.