Posts tagged: James Buescher
Saving a set of sticker tires for a late-race trip to pit road – after his rivals had exhausted their supply of fresh rubber – pushed the reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion to victory in Sunday's Fan Appreciation 200 at Iowa Speedway.
Defending series champion makes a late race move payoff for victory at Michigan International Speedway.
Thanks to the boost from James Buescher, Kenseth's No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota streaked away from the field after the final restart and earned the win in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the event one lap past its scheduled distance of 100 laps.
Cale Gale claimed the first victory of his career in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the race six laps beyond its scheduled distance of 134 laps. As he and Kyle Busch exited the final turn, Gale pinched Busch's No. 18 Toyota against the outside wall, taking the checkered flag by a nose in a shower of sparks.
James Buescher's Turner Motorsports crew chief, Michael Shelton, made sure his driver saved enough fuel in their Chevrolet Silverado at the right time — particularly on the last caution period from Lap 108 to 111 — to motor all the way to the checkered flag.
Leading just six laps in the entire event, James Buescher passed points leader Timothy Peters and then held off Brendan Gaughan, who led 83 of the 150 laps, to win his second race in the last three events.
James Buescher drove the same No. 31 Chevrolet he drove to his first NCWTS victory at Kansas in April and sits fourth in the chase for the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
James Buescher gives Turner Motorsports its second straight victory on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Buescher earned his first win in the series, to go with his maiden Nationwide Series victory at Daytona in February. Turner Motorsports sent Kasey Kahne to Victory Lane last Saturday at Rockingham, with Buescher running second.