#60 Chris Buescher Wins Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 At Mid-Ohio
The NASCAR Rookie driver was cheered on by patient champion Luke Benner.
Congratulations to Chris Buescher
and his no. 60 Ford for his first win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series
and first win of the Nationwide Children's 200
on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Buescher was the driver of the Nationwide Children's car supporting 6-year-old leukemia patient champion Luke Benner of Mount Gilead, Ohio.
Buescher and his team from Roush Fenway Racing treated Luke and his family to an unforgettable day and race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Buescher took the lead in the 68th lap of the 90 lap race and held off pitting even though he was running out of gas. Prior to the race, Buescher spent time with the Benner family showing them his car which was specially painted for the race with images of Luke.
Watch a recap of the 2014 Nationwide Children's 200 and Chris Buescher's exciting win for patient champion Luke Benner below:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital was honored to be the beneficiary for the second year of the NASCAR Nationwide Series event. Ten patients and their families got to spend the day with some of the biggest names in NASCAR including Dakoda Armstrong, Trevor Bayne, Chris and James Buescher, Brendan Gaughan, Dylan Kwasniewski, Ryan Reed, Elliott Sadler, Brian Scott and Alex Tagliani. From the pre-race drivers meeting, touring the garages and even sitting in the pit boxes, it was an action-packed and unforgettable event! Our thanks to NASCAR, Nationwide, Mid-Ohio and these drivers for making it such a special day for our patient champions.
About Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
In 2013, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announced a three-year partnership with Nationwide Insurance and Nationwide Children’s Hospital to bring the NASCAR Nationwide Series to Ohio. Nationwide Children’s benefited from collaborative fundraising and awareness efforts carried out by NASCAR, Mid-Ohio and Nationwide Insurance.
A comprehensive motorsports facility, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25- mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and annually hosts a diverse lineup of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opened in 1962 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC.
Luke Benner (bottom right) and his family celebrate Chris Buescher's win at the Nationwide Children's 200