USAR: Milwaukee: James Buescher race report

BUESCHER MARCHES FROM 40TH TO SEVENTH AT MILWAUKEE WEST ALLIS, WI (June 2, 2008) - 18 year-old James Buescher calls Plano, Texas his home but he might want to consider calling The Milwaukee Mile his home race track. After nearly winning last...

BUESCHER MARCHES FROM 40TH TO SEVENTH AT MILWAUKEE

WEST ALLIS, WI (June 2, 2008) - 18 year-old James Buescher calls Plano, Texas his home but he might want to consider calling The Milwaukee Mile his home race track.

After nearly winning last year's ARCA RE/MAX Series event at the West Allis, Wis. venue, Buescher had looked forward to returning in hopes of securing a victory. His No. 84 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet was 12th quickest on the speed charts during Friday afternoon's practice session for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series event; however, this didn't translate into a top-tier qualifying run. His lap of 30.683 forced him to take a provisional starting spot -- 40th place -- for Saturday's feature show.

Once the engines fired for Saturday's Sears Auto Center 150, Buescher pulled onto pit road for major chassis adjustments prior to the initial green flag start. He escaped going a lap down on the first long green flag run and pitted for more chassis adjustments during the race's first caution period on lap 41. This adjustment, in addition to a speedy race car, kick-started his ascent through the field. With 50 laps to go, Buescher found himself inside the top ten in the race's running order.

At race's end, Buescher came across the finish line in seventh position. The 40th-to-seventh place march earned him the Aaron's "Do the Math Hard" Charger Award. The seventh place run was also his third top-ten finish on the USAR Pro Cup Series season, firmly putting him in fourth place in the Southern Division's point standings.

"This was a strong statement for the Turner Motorsports team," said Buescher following the race. "We over-corrected on some issues after practice and put ourselves in a bad spot with the qualifying run. Fortunately, we're at a position in which we know what we have to do to dig ourselves out of the hole and remain competitive. We did that tonight and I'm proud of this team for not giving up on pulling out a solid finish."

-credit: jamesbuescher.com

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Series Stock car
Drivers James Buescher
Teams Turner Motorsport