James Buescher gets set for Auto Club Speedway race

This weekend will mark James Buescher's first start at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) since 2012.

Going Back to Cali...This weekend will mark James Buescher's first start at Auto Club Speedway (ACS) since 2012. Buescher has recorded three previous starts at the 2.0-mile oval in his career. Buescher's best finish came in 2012 when he finished 12th. Buescher and the RAB Racing Rheem team are aiming to secure the team's first top-10 of the season.

James Buescher
James Buescher

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Gotta Have a Rheem...For 27 races in 2014, Rheem will adorn the sides of the RAB Racing No. 99 Toyota Camry. Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas. In its 89th year of operation, the company is a global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; commercial boilers; and commercial refrigeration equipment. The company's premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company's Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. Rheem products have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.

Toyota Triumph...Toyota Camrys have dominated the last six years of Nationwide Series racing at Auto Club Speedway. A Toyota driver has won the last nine Nationwide Series events here, dating back to February of 2008. The speedway also serves as home track to Toyota Racing Development, whose headquarters are located approximately 50 miles southwest of the Fontana area in Costa Mesa, Calif.

James Buescher on is California a fun track for drivers?
"At times Fontana can be fun-- it's fun to drive if your car is right. I've had fun there. I really enjoy going to Michigan and California is the closest thing to Michigan. I think if I figure California out a little bit -- it's been a few years since I've been to California and I didn't used to like Michigan either and now I do. Hopefully, when we get out there I can figure it out a little bit better than what I have in the past. It is a cool place and it is fun. It's an interesting race track for sure. Trying to find a good line with the seams when you're working your way through the corner with a ton of banking can be kind of difficult. Finding a good lane to consistently run in -- I've got some studying to do before we get there."

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