The Final Lap...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads down to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the 2013 season finale. Buescher will look to finish the year off on top and move back into the second spot in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings. If successful, Buescher will have an average finish in the championship standings of 2.0 in the last three seasons. Buescher has recorded one pole at Homestead and has led a total 19 laps.
Gotta Have a Rheem...For the final race of 2013, the No. 31 TSM team will have the Rheem colors on board for the Ford EcoBoost 200. Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 87th year of operation, the company manufactures a full line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company's premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem, now in its seventh consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor, is the official heating, cooling and water heating supplier to Turner Scott Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Rheem also sponsors RCR's No. 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car driven by Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 NASCAR Nationwide Series car driven by Paul Menard.
Chassis Info...The Rheem team will bring chassis TSM-603 for the NCWTS season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The last time this chassis hit the track was at Chicagoland Speedway where it was driven to an eighth-place finish.
Previous Race Recap...After a surprising qualifying lap for Buescher, the No. 31 Rheem team started the Lucas Oil 150 in the fourth position. Once racing began, Buescher quickly was pressuring for the second running spot. On the first pit stop of the race, the Rheem team opted to take four tires, fuel and make a chassis change by adding a spring rubber. Dropping back in the running order due to differing tire strategies, Buescher lost valuable track position and as the race unfolded and was unable to regain that track position. However, Buescher was able to bring his Rheem team home their first top 10 at Phoenix International Raceway with a ninth-place finish.
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Watch and Listen...The NCWTS heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, November 15 for their season finale. The Ford EcoBoost 200 can be seen live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m. EST. The race can also be heard live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90 and MRN Radio.
James Buescher on Closing Out 2013 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
"Homestead hasn't typically been one of our strong tracks on the circuit, but my Rheem team and I are looking to turn that stat around. Even though we might not be able to win the championship, we want to grab that second spot and we feel like we have a strong truck that will give us an opportunity to win another race this season and head into the off-season on a high note."