James Buescher NCWTS Preview: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Roll of the Dice...James Buescher and his Exide EDGE team head into Vegas coming off an eighth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago. This was the team's fifth top-10 finish in a row. Buescher has four previous starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) and has an average finish of 10.8. Buescher's best result at LVMS came in 2010 when he finished in the third position. Buescher and his Exide EDGE team will also have a chassis that is a proven winner at LVMS in their quest to close the points gap to the leader.
Chassis Info...The Exide EDGE team will utilize a chassis that is familiar with success in Las Vegas. The last time chassis TSM-222 was at LVMS, it visited victory lane with Nelson Piquet Jr. behind the wheel. Buescher hopes to have similar luck and looks to capture his third victory of the season.
EDGE Up on the Competition...For the second time this season, the No. 31 will carry the Exide EDGE color scheme at LVMS. In their first appearance of the season in Iowa, Buescher came from seventh place with under 50 laps remaining to drive to the team's second victory of the season. Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company's global business groups provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications. Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural and marine applications, and new technologies for hybrid vehicles and automotive applications. Industrial markets include network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks, mining and other commercial vehicles.
Previous Race Recap...Buescher and his Rheem team came into the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway as defending race winner and was looking to make it three wins in the last five races. Carrying the momentum from the win at Iowa Speedway the week prior, Buescher looked like a viable contender to take home another victory in the middle portion of the 150-lap race, improving from eighth to third in under ten laps. However, a tight-handling race truck in the closing laps prevented Buescher and his Rheem team from visiting victory lane, resulting in an eighth-place finish. This was the No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports team's fifth-consecutive top-10 finish.
Follow Me...Be sure to follow James on all social media platforms. You can find him on facebook at facebook.com/JamesBuescherRacing, on twitter at @JamesBuescher and Instagram at JamesBuescher.
Watch and Listen...Buescher and the No. 31 Exide team will carry an on-board camera this weekend in Vegas. Be sure to tune into the Smith's 350 live on Saturday, September 28 on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
James Buescher on returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway
"Las Vegas is always one of the tracks that I look forward to coming to each and every year. I'm really happy with my Exide team's performance and I feel like they will have a great truck prepared for us. We're still fighting for wins and I feel like we have a great opportunity to get our third of the season this weekend in Vegas."
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