Texas Motor Speedway was the site of James Buescher's last championship eight years ago and when he competes in Friday evening's WinStar World Casino 350 it could turn out to be the site that determines his most important title quest to date.
Buescher, a 22-year-old native of Plano, Texas who won the speedway's Bandolero Young Gun Series as a teenager, returns to his home track in a strong position to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship with Turner Motorsports and further cement his reputation as one of the sport's rising stars.
Buescher (No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet) claimed the series points lead from rookie Ty Dillon following Saturday's race at Martinsville and heads to Texas Motor Speedway holding a 21-point advantage with two races remaining. While Dillon limped home to a 28th-place finish following a blown tire, Buescher battled back from a lap down to secure a sixth-place finish and the championship lead.
Buescher, who finished t...