Indy ORP: James Buescher preview

* The Kroger 200 will mark James Buescher's fifth Nationwide Series start. Last weekend at Gateway International Raceway, Buescher earned his career best finish by bringing the No.32 home in the seventh position. He has earned top-20 ...

* The Kroger 200 will mark James Buescher's fifth Nationwide Series start. Last weekend at Gateway International Raceway, Buescher earned his career best finish by bringing the No.32 home in the seventh position. He has earned top-20 finishes in all four Nationwide events this season. He earned an 18th place finish at Phoenix, and 14th place finishes at Kentucky and Milwaukee.

* Buescher has never raced at the Indiana .686-mile short track but he has logged laps there. Just two weeks ago, he tested an ARCA RE/MAX Series car at O'Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) to gain experience and valuable track time for the Nationwide race this weekend.

* In addition to this weekend's race at ORP, Buescher will pilot the No.32 at Memphis Motorsports Park in October. That will be the last of the six races he will run in the No.32 this season.

* When Buescher is not competing in Nationwide Series races he keeps busy racing in three other series, the ARCA RE/MAX Series, the Hooters Pro Cup Series, and the Camping World Series. His next race after ORP will be the Hooters Pro Cup race in Hickory, NC.

FOE and BraunAbility on board with Buescher at ORP

* Braun Racing associate sponsors Fraternal Order of Eagels and Braun Ability will share the primary sponsorship of the No.32 this weekend. FOE will adorn the hood of the No.32. FOE is an international non-profit organization with the goals of promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. The FOE is credited with institution of the Mother's Day holiday as well as its work encouraging programs and legislation that benefit many Americans-both young and old. FOE has been an associate sponsor with Braun Racing since 2005.

* Located in Winamac, Indiana, BraunAbility produces personal mobility products for those who are physically challenged. Pioneered by Ralph Braun, the father of team owner Todd Braun, BraunAbilty began producing wheelchair lifts, minivan lifts and other mobility aids in 1963 and has been an industry leader ever since.

Buescher on racing at O'Reilly Raceway Park "Although I've never raced at ORP, I'm really looking forward

to it. We tested there a few weeks ago and I really like the track. It reminds me of South Georgia Motorsports Park and I've had a lot of success there in the past. You have to drive the tracks the same so my experience at South Georgia will really help me this weekend. Short track racing is always really fun. We were able to bring home a top-10 finish last weekend so now we need to earn a top-five and hopefully we're there at the end, battling for a win."

Equipment Information The No. 32 FOE/BraunAbility team will compete with chassis #21 in the Kroger 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park. This is the same chassis Buescher raced last weekend at Gateway International Raceway and at The Milwaukee Mile where he finished seventh and 14th respectively.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers James Buescher