Posted: 05/03/2014 10:07
James Buescher will make his first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the first time since 2012.
- Rolling the Dice...*James Buescher will make his first start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) for the first time since 2012. Buescher, however, is no stranger to the 1.5-mile oval with five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts and two NNS starts. Buescher has a career best finish of 14th in the NNS and three top-10's including a third, sixth and ninth in the NCWTS. Buescher is aiming to give RAB Racing their first top-10 finish of the 2014 season.
- 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.
- Chassis Info...*RAB Racing will bring Chassis No. 042 to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This chassis sat on the pole at both events at Texas Motor Speedway last season. The RAB Racing No.99 team is the only team to sweep track poles in 2013.
- Phoenix Recap...*After running inside the top-10 much of the afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway, the skies opened up and forced the Blue Jeans Go Green 200 to be rain-shortened by 32 laps. James Buescher came up just shy of capturing the team's first top-10 of the season when he drove his No. 99 Rheem Toyota Camry to a 12th-place finish.
- Buescher on Returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway:*
"My Rheem team and I have had a couple decent races to start off the 2014 season, We're just not completely satisfied on our finishes. We've been in contention for top-fives and even possibly pulling off a win, we just need to finish it off. The whole team is really looking forward to the race at Vegas; the intermediate tracks fit right into our program at RAB Racing. I personally also enjoy racing in Vegas and the intermediate tracks, I've had some solid runs in the Truck at Vegas. I hope we can come out of there with the finish our team deserves and build some momentum for the upcoming stretch of races."