USAR: Bristol: Turner Motorsports preview

Turner Motorsports Prepares for Bristol Pro Cup Stomp Teammates Ready for New Challenge On Famous Track CONCORD, NC (August 20, 2007) -- Bristol Motor Speedway is known as the world's fastest half-mile track. Drivers and fans alike all flock...

Turner Motorsports Prepares for Bristol Pro Cup Stomp
Teammates Ready for New Challenge On Famous Track

CONCORD, NC (August 20, 2007) -- Bristol Motor Speedway is known as the world's fastest half-mile track. Drivers and fans alike all flock to the Tennessee track for the intense action in the bullring that reminds most of the old Roman Coliseum days of excitement.

Turner Motorsports teammates James Buescher and Gary Helton are both eager to take to the track Wednesday, August 22nd for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup "Food City 150" race, which is the season-ending event for the Southern division prior to the five-race championship run. The team recently tested on the track which gave them valuable time to shake down their cars.

"I have not raced at Bristol before," said Buescher. "We were in a car that I haven't driven before too so we were learning the car and the track all at the same time. It was a good test. We feel like we have a little bit of work to do to get it better, but we should be good when we arrive at the track."

For Buescher, going back to Bristol to race is something he has been looking forward to since he was young.

"Everybody knows about Bristol," said Buescher. "I am excited to be able to race on it. I went there when I was 10 years old to watch a race there with my dad. It is a pretty famous track and I am proud to be able to race on it."

Prior to racing at Bristol for the first time, Buescher added two more 'firsts' to his racing resume. Saturday he wheeled a car around Lime Rock Park (CT) in the NASCAR Busch East Series event. This was his first road course race, and while he had a few mishaps on the track, he crossed the finish in the sixth position.

"It started out pretty good," said Buescher. "I missed a shift going into turn one, went off the track and spun out. That was all my fault doing that and it put me a lap down, but I got a lucky dog the next time the caution flew. Then there was a wreck that happened in front of us that I got caught up in as well. It messed up the front end suspension wise and body wise. On the last lap of the race there was oil on the track and everyone spun. I was sixth going into it and I was going to come out third, but I spun out as well and ended up sixth."

Sunday Buescher completed a second 'first' by racing on dirt in the ARCA RE/MAX Series event at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. After an eventful race, Buescher ended up seventh.

Now, along with his Turner Motorsports teammate Helton, Buescher is looking forward to his third 'first' in a week's time span at Bristol.

"It is pretty difficult to adapt to all of that," explained Buescher. "Going from running three different series and three different cars at three completely different tracks is a bit difficult, but I am looking forward to racing Bristol."

-credit: tm

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Series Stock car
Drivers James Buescher
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