We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new questions for your favorite racing personalities! This week: Sprint Cup rookie and XFINITY Series champ Chris Buescher.
- What was your first race car and what number was it?
Chris Buescher: My first racecar was actually a dirt bike and the number was 67. My dad has a 1967 Cobra that he built and started building right after I was born. When we decided to come up with a number, that was what I thought of.
- What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?
Buescher: I have been upside down in a Legends car. Went upside down in Friendship, North Carolina and spun on the roof. That was a wild ride and one that I’d rather not do again.
- What was the first concert you ever attended?
Buescher: I don’t remember exactly who because I did not go to any concerts growing up. We stayed really busy racing. The last four or five years, we’ve gone to a handful of different country artists in the North Carolina area. Jake Owens, a handful of others, I can’t remember which ones.
- What’s the best practical joke you were ever involved in, as either perpetrator or victim?
Buescher: We’ll say for April Fools’ Day, we put Greg Biffle’s name on the windshield of our car for practice. That got plenty of attention.
- What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?
Buescher: My first truck — I tore it up playing in the snow when I was out in North Carolina. My parents were still back in Texas. I hid that from them until I sold the truck. Sold the truck, made a little bit of money on it and that’s when I decided to say, “Hey you guys, I put a hole through the bedside and basically killed the left-rear corner.” Fixed it with a couple of buddies from Roush Fenway, actually, at the time. Sent it to the auction.
In case you missed it:
|What was your 1st race car and what number was it?||What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?||What was the first concert you attended?||What was the best practical joke you were involved in as either perpetrator or victim?||What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?|
|David Ragan||No. 77 Bandolero||Throwing up in the car||Doobie Brothers & Tom Petty||Rather watch than be involved||Nothing!|
|Casey Mears||No. 10 Super Lite off-road||A guy running onto the track under a red flag||Soul Asylum||Being in a van when Sterling Marlin threw a quarter-stick of dynamite under it||“Borrowing” dad’s Jeep at 14 when parents were out of town|