Championship Season…In the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season, JamesBuescher and the entire No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado team came in with a “Never Give Up” attitude. Buescher started off the year on a high note as he captured his first NASCAR victory in the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at the famed Daytona International Speedway. That win would be just the beginning for Buescher, as the young driver went on to have success in the NCWTS as well. Winning four times, with 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, Buescher brought home the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, a first for both Buescher and Turner Scott Motorsports. In 2013, Buescher is aiming to do what no other driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history has done before– win back-to-back series championships.
Welcome Aboard…Buescher and Turner Scott Motorsports welcome a new primary sponsor for the 2013 NCWTS season, as Rheem Manufacturing Company joins the defending champions. Rheem enters its seventh-consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor. Atlanta-based Rheem Manufacturing Company is in its 87th year of operation. The company manufactures a full line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.
This Week’s Silverado…James Buescher and the No. 31 Rheem Chevy Silverado team will utilize chassis TSM-015 this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. This is the same truck Buescher drove during the 2012 NextEra Energy 250, where he lead several laps from his third qualifying position before getting involved in a last-lap incident. This chassis also finished third at Talladega Superspeedway in the fall of 2012.
Watch and Listen…The NextEra Energy Resources 250 can be seen live on Friday, February 22nd on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET, and the event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius XM Radio, channel 90.
James Buescher on driving at Daytona International Speedway: “I’m happy that the season is finally here. We had a great off season and the guys at the shop have worked extremely hard all winter to put some great trucks in our fleet. We have a new sponsor with Rheem on board and I’m looking forward to an exciting 2013 and bringing the championship back to Turner Scott Motorsports. In the past we’ve had some great trucks at Daytona, just not the finishes to show for it. I think if we can stay out front and keep the Rheem Chevy Silverado clean, we should be able to escape with a solid start to the season.”
-Turner-Scott Motorsports PR