BUESCHER REVVED UP FOR THE MONSTER MILE CONCORD, N.C. (May 26, 2009) -- How do you follow up a side-by-side, sheet metal-swapping battle for 11th in the race two weekends ago at Lowe's Motor Speedway? "With a win," says James Buescher. The ...
BUESCHER REVVED UP FOR THE MONSTER MILE
CONCORD, N.C. (May 26, 2009) -- How do you follow up a side-by-side, sheet metal-swapping battle for 11th in the race two weekends ago at Lowe's Motor Speedway?
"With a win," says James Buescher. The Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate will make his first trek to Dover International Speedway this Friday as his No. 10 International MaxxForce Diesel Ford F-150 will attempt to tackle one of NASCAR's grittiest tracks.
Buescher, currently 14th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, fell one spot short of equaling his career-best finish of 11th in his most recent start after a fierce battle to the start-finish line with Circle Bar Racing teammate Rick Crawford.
The mile oval at Dover will be a comforting site for Buescher who honed his craft in the short track ranks of the ARCA RE/MAX Series (where he has three career victories) and the USARacing Pro Cup Series.
JAMES'S THOUGHTS ON RACING AT DOVER INT'L SPEEDWAY
How do you feel you will fare in your first visit to the Monster Mile?
"I think we'll be ok. This will be the sixth race in a row that I'm visiting a track I've never been to in a big car. Jamie (Jones, crew chief) and this 10 team have been great all year. I know I'm young and have a long learning process with these big tracks but they've really helped me develop as a big track racer. Dover isn't really big but it's fast and it will race like a bigger track. I'm looking forward to the experience."
What will it take to bring home a career-best effort?
"If we can just do what we've been doing, we'll get there. Right now, we're running inside the top ten on a regular basis, we're just not finishing in the top ten. We need to do that and I think it can come as long as we keep running our own race and growing as a team."