Nashville: James Buescher preview

BUESCHER AT NASHVILLE: Buescher has made one career start at Nashville Superspeedway, as he competed in the ARCA RE/MAX Series event at the 1.333-mile concrete oval last season (2008). Driving the No. 32 Win-Tron Racing car, Buescher started from...

BUESCHER AT NASHVILLE: Buescher has made one career start at Nashville Superspeedway, as he competed in the ARCA RE/MAX Series event at the 1.333-mile concrete oval last season (2008). Driving the No. 32 Win-Tron Racing car, Buescher started from the third position and finished in 17th-place after a late race accident forced the driver to the back of the field. Also, Buescher has won at Music City Motorplex, located at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. The teenager was driving a legends car in 2005 when he took home the coveted guitar trophy.

CHASSIS INFORMATION: This weekend, crew chief Jamie Jones and the No. 10 MaxxForce International Ford team will unload Circle Bar Racing chassis CB-27. This will be the fourth time that Buescher has raced this chassis, as he captured a 16th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway, a 13th-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and most recently a 17th-place finish at Dover International Speedway.

WAVE OF MOMENTUM: Buescher will look to finish out the three-week stretch in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with his third consecutive top-10 effort. The past two races at Kentucky Speedway and O'Reilly Raceway Park, Buescher has finished in the top-10, as he recorded an eighth-place finish and a sixth-place finish respectively.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR UPDATE: With Buescher's solid run last week at O'Reilly Raceway Park, the Plano, Texas native closed the gap in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Point Standings. Buescher currently sits in the third position, 12 points behind leader Tayler Malsam and only four points behind second-place Johnny Sauter. In addition, Buescher captured the Raybestos Rookie of the Race Honors for the third time this season, as he was the top rookie last week in Indianapolis.

MOST POPULAR DRIVER: 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. Let your voice be heard and vote for your favorite driver!

PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Last week at Indianapolis, Buescher claimed his third top-10 finish of the season at O'Reilly Raceway Park, by coming home in the sixth position. For most of the 200-lap event, Buescher was running laps as fast as the leaders, but was faced with running inside the top-20. During the last pit stop, the MaxxForce International Ford team put four fresh tires on the truck, along with making a small track bar adjustment and the F-150 catapulted towards the front of the field. This was Buescher's second consecutive top-10 finish.

STAY UP TO SPEED: The Toyota Tundra 200 from Nashville Superspeedway will take the green flag this Saturday, August 1st at 9 P.M. Eastern. Race coverage will be televised live on SPEED, beginning at 8:30 P.M. Eastern, and heard live on select affiliates of MRN Radio and Sirius-XM NASCAR Radio Channel 128, beginning at 8:30 P.M. Eastern.

QUOTES FROM BEHIND THE WHEEL:

BUESCHER (On racing at Nashville Superspeedway): "Nashville is a fun track to compete at. I've raced there before so it's nice to head to a track that I have some experience on. Jamie (Jones, crew chief) and all of my MaxxForce International guys have been working hard to get this Ford F-150 back in shape and ready to go racing this weekend. This particular chassis has shown speed at times at intermediate tracks, but we have had to do some damage repair since we blew a right-front tire in Dover. Our intermediate program has made progress this season and I'm optimistic that we can have a good run this weekend at Nashville. I would love to get another guitar to add to my trophy collection."

-credit: jbr

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