Loudon: James Buescher preview

BUESCHER AT NEW HAMPSHIRE: Buescher has made two career starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as he competed in a pair of NASCAR Camping World East Series races in 2007. In his first start at the 1.058-mile oval, Buescher started from the 24th...

BUESCHER AT NEW HAMPSHIRE: Buescher has made two career starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as he competed in a pair of NASCAR Camping World East Series races in 2007. In his first start at the 1.058-mile oval, Buescher started from the 24th position and brought home a seventh-place finish. During the Texas native's second race at NHMS, Buescher qualified in 17th-place and crossed the finish line in the ninth position. In addition to his two top-10 finishes, Buescher completed every lap of competition (251 of 251) in these races.

CHASSIS INFORMATION: This week, crew chief Jamie Jones and the No. 10 MaxxForce International Ford team will unload Circle Bar Racing chassis CB-27. This will be the sixth race for this particular Ford F-150, as Buescher captured a 13th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway, a 14th-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a 24th-place finish at Dover International Speedway, a 17th-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway, and most recently a 13th-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NUMBER TWENTY: Saturday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will mark Buescher's 20th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, dating back to last year's season-finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

ROOKIE UPDATE: As the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season has seven races remaining, Buescher currently sits third in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year point standings. The 19-year-old is 20 points behind second-place Tayler Malsam and 36 points behind leader Johnny Sauter. In addition, Buescher has claimed Rookie of the Race honors three times this season -- all at short-tracks (Martinsville, Milwaukee, and ORP).

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE: NASCAR has created an online ballot for the fans to vote for their favorite driver for the Most Popular Driver Award. Fans are allowed to vote once a day, until the polls close on October 31, 2009. The results of the balloting will be announced at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series banquet at the end of the season. Go to www.jamesbuescher.com and click on the Most Popular Driver icon to vote!

DID YOU KNOW?: Away from the racetrack, Buescher enjoys hunting, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends.

PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Last weekend at Gateway International Raceway, Buescher and his MaxxForce International Ford F-150 team were fine-tuning the handling of their truck to capture a solid top-10 finish. Unfortunately while running in the 12th position on the lap 80 restart, the field slowed in front of Buescher, causing a chain-reaction and major damage to the front and rear of the No. 10 Circle Bar Racing entry. After repairing the damage, Buescher returned to the track for a few laps, picking up one position before ending his day for good in the 23rd position.

QUOTES FROM BEHIND THE WHEEL:

BUESCHER (On racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway): "I'm looking forward to getting back to New Hampshire this weekend. Since I've raced in two races there, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what the track does and how it reacts. It is a very flat track so you have to make sure your truck can get through the corners -- if we can do that I think we will be good on Saturday. Jamie (Jones) and the all of the guys on this MaxxForce International Ford team have been working hard and hopefully we can get a little luck and have a solid top-10 finish."

-credit: jbr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Johnny Sauter , Tayler Malsam , James Buescher