Buescher battled door-to-door to the checkered flag to hold on for the team's third top-15 of the year with a 13th-place finish at his home track of Texas Motor Speedway.
Advancing to the final round of knockout qualifying for the third week in a row, James Buescher and the RAB Racing, No. 99 Rheem team started in the 11th position for the O'Reilly's Auto Parts 300 Friday night. When the green flag released the 40-car field, Buescher quickly moved up in the running order to the eighth running spot. It was on lap nine however that Buescher first radioed to the Rheem crew that his Toyota Camry was loose on both ends of the 1.5-mile Speedway.
James Buescher Quote:
"We had our ups-and-downs for sure but overall we had a pretty decent night for us in the Rheem Toyota. We fought a loose condition most of the night and we threw some pretty big adjustments at it. The run after the green-flag pit stops it was pretty decent but after the last pit stop we over adjusted on it. The good thing is we got it tight for once but it was just a little too tight. We were racing pretty hard there at the end for position and by the time we got clear the field got away from us. We made gains on it all night, now we just need to fine tune on our adjustments and I think we'll be pretty good."