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James Buescher Continues to Impress With Sixth at Thompson Second Busch East Race Brings Second Top-10 Finish for Young Texan CONCORD, NC (July 16, 2007) -- What Turner Motorsports driver James Buescher did on Saturday night at Thompson ...

James Buescher Continues to Impress With Sixth at Thompson
Second Busch East Race Brings Second Top-10 Finish for Young Texan

CONCORD, NC (July 16, 2007) -- What Turner Motorsports driver James Buescher did on Saturday night at Thompson International Speedway was somewhere between very impressive and amazing.

In his second NASCAR Busch East Series race ever, and first time at the tricky Connecticut track, the Texan driver stayed out of trouble on a night where nearly half of the race laps were run under caution. He ran in the lead pack and finished sixth behind the wheel of the #31 Chevrolet prepared by Ted Marsh.

Still, after the race Buescher was as humble as could be about his performance -- preferring to share the limelight with the team assembled around him.

"The car was just awesome," said Buescher. "I ran the same car at New Hampshire two weeks ago and led a few laps. I've got some good guys around me, so it wasn't hard to do what I did."

Buescher took an instant liking to Thompson during practice, but as the race began he started to think that he might have second thoughts. Still, going to a new track is nothing unusual to this rising star.

"I thought that I had the hang of it, but then the race started and everyone went crazy. It was tricky to race on, because it was hard to pass. We came out of it unscathed and that was good."

Next weekend, Buescher will switch gears and run in the USAR Pro Cup event at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, North Carolina. Buescher will be driving a car from the Turner Motorsports shops, showcasing the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.

Southern National is a track where Buescher has raced at before, so he already has an advantage over his latest race.

"I finished fourth there with an ASA Late Model, so I should be okay there. Almost every racetrack that I've gone to this year, it was my first time racing there. The only exception was South Georgia, where I had also raced an ASA Late Model before. That wasn't hard to adapt to, so I think that we'll be okay at Kenly. The Pro Cup is very similar to the Busch East car."

"Racing for three different teams in three different series with three different types of cars can be tough, but I think that I've gotten the hang of it."

-credit: tm

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Series NASCAR
Drivers James Buescher
Teams Turner Motorsport