Luke Lambert will be Chris Buescher‘s crew chief in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2020, Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday, Nov. 5.
“We are certainly excited to have Luke Lambert joining our organization and taking over the reins of the No. 17 program,” team owner Jack Roush said in a team statement. “Luke has a strong engineering background and also the ability to energize and lead a team. We look forward to pairing him with Chris next season and seeing what they can do on the track.”
Buescher is moving to Roush from JTG-Daugherty Racing, for whom he’s driven the No. 37 in the Cup Series in recent years. He and Lambert will pair up in the No. 17, which is being vacated by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the end of 2019.
Buescher has one win, four top fives and 12 top 10s in 148 Cup starts since 2015. Four of those top 10s have come in 2019; Buescher sits 20th in points entering the penultimate race of the season at ISM Raceway.
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