Burton, Buescher and Paludo heading to Sin City

Viva Las Vegas...After a weekend off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will make its way to Sin City for a night of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedwa

Jeb Burton No. 4 Arrowhead/Honcho Chevrolet Silverado

Jeb Burton
Jeb Burton

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Viva Las Vegas...After a weekend off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will make its way to Sin City for a night of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jeb Burton and the No. 4 Arrowhead/Honcho truck will make their debut at the 1.5-mile track this weekend for the Smith's 350 and with the momentum from their three recent top-10 finishes, the No. 4 team may just wind up in victory lane for the second time this season.

This Week's Silverado...The No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports team will unload a familiar chassis this week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Chassis TSM-602 brought Jeb his fifth Keystone Light Pole award at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago, along with two top-10 finishes in both of its track appearances.

Previous Race Recap...During his weekend off from the NCWTS, Burton made his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut at Kentucky Speedway in the Kentucky 300. The 21-year-old hit the track in the No. 34 Arrowhead/Kangaroo Express Chevrolet Camaro with hopes of a top-10 finish, but things took a turn for the worst when the weekend's two practice sessions were drastically affected by rain in the area. With just 20 laps of experience in his NNS car, Burton exceeded expectations by qualifying the No. 34 Camaro in the 13th position and continued to impress as he crossed the finish line in eighth place.

Jeb Burton on Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway "I'm really looking forward to racing at Las Vegas [Motor Speedway]. After the success we had in our Nationwide debut at Kentucky last weekend, my TSM team and I are hungrier than ever for another win in our truck. We've been really good at 1.5-mile tracks this season and our truck for Vegas is nothing short of awesome. I think the No. 4 team will be one to watch for this weekend. We're back in the game and ready for victory lane."

James Buescher No. 31 Exide EDGE Chevrolet Silverado

James Buescher
James Buescher

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Roll of the Dice...James Buescher and his Exide EDGE team head into Vegas coming off an eighth-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago. This was the team's fifth top-10 finish in a row. Buescher has four previous starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) and has an average finish of 10.8. Buescher's best result at LVMS came in 2010 when he finished in the third position. Buescher and his Exide EDGE team will also have a chassis that is a proven winner at LVMS in their quest to close the points gap to the leader.

Chassis Info...The Exide EDGE team will utilize a chassis that is familiar with success in Las Vegas. The last time chassis TSM-222 was at LVMS, it visited victory lane with Nelson Piquet Jr. behind the wheel. Buescher hopes to have similar luck and looks to capture his third victory of the season.

EDGE Up on the Competition...For the second time this season, the No. 31 will carry the Exide EDGE color scheme at LVMS. In their first appearance of the season in Iowa, Buescher came from seventh place with under 50 laps remaining to drive to the team's second victory of the season. Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company's global business groups provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications. Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural and marine applications, and new technologies for hybrid vehicles and automotive applications. Industrial markets include network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks, mining and other commercial vehicles.

Previous Race Recap...Buescher and his Rheem team came into the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway as defending race winner and was looking to make it three wins in the last five races. Carrying the momentum from the win at Iowa Speedway the week prior, Buescher looked like a viable contender to take home another victory in the middle portion of the 150-lap race, improving from eighth to third in under ten laps. However, a tight-handling race truck in the closing laps prevented Buescher and his Rheem team from visiting victory lane, resulting in an eighth-place finish. This was the No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports team's fifth-consecutive top-10 finish.

Watch and Listen...Buescher and the No. 31 Exide team will carry an on-board camera this weekend in Vegas. Be sure to tune into the Smith's 350 live on Saturday, September 28 on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

James Buescher on returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway "Las Vegas is always one of the tracks that I look forward to coming to each and every year. I'm really happy with my Exide team's performance and I feel like they will have a great truck prepared for us. We're still fighting for wins and I feel like we have a great opportunity to get our third of the season this weekend in Vegas."

Miguel Paludo No. 32 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet Silverado

Miguel Paludo
Miguel Paludo

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What Happens In Vegas...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returns from a one-week break to head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the westernmost race on the 2013 schedule. Paludo has rolled the dice twice in Sin City, earning a best finish of 11th in last year's event. The 30-year-old Brazilian has started in the top 10 in both of his previous visits.

Win Some Green...The No. 32 Chevrolet is once again going green, sporting the colors of AccuDoc Solutions this week in Sin City. AccuDoc Solutions is based in Morrisville, N.C. and provides billing-statement printing and processing to hospitals and hospital-based physicians. In addition to paper-based billing statements, ADS enables patients to choose electronic statement delivery and make payments through secure online payment portals. Notable North Carolina based clients include Carolina's Healthcare System, the UNC Healthcare System, Sentara Healthcare, Baptist Health Care Pensacola, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Memorial Healthcare System and WakeMed. To learn more, visit www.AccuDocSolutions.com.

This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 AccuDoc Solutions team will unload chassis TSM-600 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. TSM-600 has never started outside the top 10 and has earned an average finish of 7.2.

Previous Race Recap...Paludo appeared poised for another stellar night at an intermediate track after qualifying third at Chicagoland Speedway, but adversity struck early when Paludo was penalized for jumping the start when the green flag waved for the first lap of the race. After going a lap down from the pass thru penalty, Paludo fought his way back onto the lead lap and battled a tight condition before finishing 12th in the EnjoyIllinois.com 225.

Points Update...Paludo is currently sixth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings, 83 points behind leader Matt Crafton. Paludo is just one point behind Ryan Blaney in fifth and 13 points behind teammate Jeb Burton.

Miguel Paludo on driving at Las Vegas Motor Speedway "I feel really good whenever we have a mile-and-a-half track coming up, because I know that's where Turner Scott Motorsports and the No. 32 team excel. We've been really strong all year at the intermediate tracks, and we're bringing a chassis which has performed really well for us so far. These new generation chassis that TSM has developed are really stout."


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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Matt Crafton , Nelson Piquet Jr. , Scott Turner , James Buescher , Miguel Paludo , Ryan Blaney , Jeb Burton
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Tags buescher, burton, chevrolet, ncwts, paludo, tsm