I am really excited to race the 'new' Nationwide Series car at Richmond.
·This week's Impala... The No. 30 ABF team will hit the track with chassis TMS-113 this weekend at Richmond international Raceway (RIR). This chassis is a favorite of the No. 30 team, with an average finish of 3.0 in two starts this season. Ryan Newman raced chassis TMS-113 at Phoenix International Raceway in February, finishing fourth after starting from the sixth position. In its other appearance in 2011, Kasey Kahne drove chassis TMS-113 to a second-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading one lap in the process.
·Back in the driver's seat... NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) young gun, James Buescher, will jump behind the wheel of the No. 30 ABF Chevrolet Impala this weekend at RIR. The 21-year-old, who is running for the NCWTS driver championship with Turner Motorsports, will make two more starts in the ABF Chevy in 2011 at Dover International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
·Calling the shots... For his limited Nationwide Series schedule, Buescher will work with veteran crew chief Stewart Cooper. Cooper also calls the shots for Kasey Kahne, Reed Sorenson and Mikey Kile on a limited basis.
James Buescher on heading to Richmond International Raceway
"I am really excited to race the 'new' Nationwide Series car at Richmond. I think a lot of my competition has a leg-up since I haven't run the 'new' car there yet, but I am confident the ABF Chevrolet will be solid. I have some big shoes to fill in the chassis we are running, and I am excited to get it out on the track," said Buescher. "Richmond is a great track for the fans and we can put on a really good show under the lights. You pick up a lot of speed down the straightaways and then have to slow way down into the corners. With the fast, close racing you have to be really careful not to get caught up in someone else's mess. We are looking to be there at the end and be in contention with the No. 30 ABF Impala."
-source: turner motorsports