Found November 02, 2012 on Race Review Online:
Texas Toasts Its Native Son … And Next Truck Champion? James Buescher heads home to Texas Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points lead and a championship in his grasp. And it all happened so quickly for the Plano, Texas native. In only one 200-lap race, Buescher transformed a one-point deficit to rookie Ty Dillon into a 21-point advantage. Now only three races remain for Buescher to hold serve and claim a title he’s been stalking since he entered the series fulltime in 2009. Here’s the best news for Buescher: All four of his wins this season – two at Kentucky and one each at Kansas and Chicagoland – have come on tracks measured at 1.5 miles. Texas? It’s a 1.5-mile track. The season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway? Ditto. So it looks good on paper. But so did Dillon at Martinsville, considering Dillon’s impressive runner-up finish in the spring race. Instead, Dillon wound up 28th due to a tire problem that got compounded. The key for Buescher now is to conserve – or better yet, pad – his cushion. To do so, he’ll likely have to fare better at Texas than he has in the past. Though he has led laps in each of the last three Texas races (and won poles in two of them), Buescher has averaged a finish of just 14.3. In all, Buescher has three top 10s in seven starts. Dillon has two starts at Texas, top 10s in each. His best finish was third in this race last year. Timothy Peters, not to be counted out, is 25 points behind Buescher. He has one top 10 in nine starts at Texas. Busch Looks To Double Up At Texas Last season, Kyle Busch Motorsports piled up eight wins, six by its all-world driver-owner. This season, a revolving roster of Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Jason Leffler, David Mayhew, German Quiroga, Drew Herring, Brian Scott and Kyle Busch, himself, have combined for just one. But that one came last week at Martinsville with Hamlin. And success comes in bunches when it comes to Busch, whose 30 wins as a driver is second all-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team will double-down again this weekend, with two big guns aiming for Victory Lane. The first: Kyle Busch, who returns to the seat of his No. 18 Toyota for only the second time this season, after a second-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September. Busch will run all three NASCAR national series races this weekend at Texas. The second truck will be driven by three-time NASCAR Toyota (Mexico) Series champion Quiroga. Quiroga will make his fourth career start for KBM, and second of 2012. At Talladega, Quiroga finished eighth, his first career top-10 finish. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc. Chevrolet, which currently leads the manufacturers’ standings by 18 points, can clinch the Manufacturer’s Championship this weekend by leaving Texas with a 13-point lead over Toyota. Chevy can clinch by earning third-place points or better. … Brandon McReynolds, son of FOX analyst Larry McReynolds, will pilot the No. 4 truck for Turner Motorsports on Friday night. … ThorSport Racing should figure prominently this weekend. Johnny Sauter won at Texas in the spring, and Matt Crafton comes off a strong Martinsville performance, and finished second at Texas in the spring. … Brendan Gaughan will drive the No. 2 truck, and had four straight wins from 2002-03. … Todd Bodine leads all drivers with six Texas wins, and will drive the No. 11 Toyota for Red Horse Racing. … Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his 50th NCWTS start. Home Tracks Roundup Corey LaJoie’s last-corner, last-lap pass Saturday night at Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway earned him his fifth win of the season and moved him a step closer to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title. LaJoie muscled past pole sitter Brett Moffitt, who had led the entire race, on the green-white-checkered finish. Contact sent Moffitt spinning, and allowed Chase Elliott to finish second and Jesse Little to come home with a career-best third. Moffitt slid sideways across the line in eighth. LaJoie, however, was penalized post-race 25 points for rules violations. Kyle Larson (finished fourth) leads Moffitt by 10 points and LaJoie by 19 heading to the season finale Saturday at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway. Pardo Wins Chihuahua 200 Ruben Pardo won the inaugural Chihuahua 200 Sunday before a sold-out crowd of more than 19,000 in the NASCAR Toyota Series race at El Dorado Speedway. Jorge Goeters finished eighth to take an 18-point lead over Daniel Suarez to the finale at Mexico City on Sunday, Nov.11. Suarez led 115 laps before being sidelined by a broken suspension and finished 30th. Season To Wrap Up At Phoenix The NASCAR K&N Pro Series concludes Saturday, Nov. 10 at Phoenix International Raceway, with Dylan Kwasniewski holding a two-point lead over teammate Greg Pursley. NASCAR PR The post James Buescher leads truck series title race heading into Texas appeared first on Race Review Online.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Buescher eyeing home-track championship

James Buescher has always come to Texas Motor Speedway trying to win a race on the big track, the only one at the facility the Plano native has never been to Victory Lane in. That won't necessarily be Buescher's lone goal for Friday night's Winstar World Casino 350 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Buescher, who drives the No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet, is...

James Buescher looks for win on big Texas track

James Buescher has won on four different courses at Texas Motor Speedway. Now he's looking for a victory on the main track. With three races left in the NASCAR Truck Series season, Buescher heads to the 1 1/2-mile high-banked Texas track on Friday night as the points leader. ''I couldn't think of a better time to get a win at this track,'' Buescher said...

Buescher's lead cut after 11th-place finish

FORT WORTH, Texas NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point leader James Buescher wanted to drive smart in Friday night's Winstar World Casino 350. What he couldn't control was what happened around him. The Plano native, who led 31 laps, finished 11th in the race won by Johnny Sauter as he wasn't able to overcome contact that damaged his No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet...

Sauter wins Texas truck race; Buescher keeps lead

Johnny Sauter regained the lead with 11 laps to go Friday night and went on to his second NASCAR Truck Series victory this season, both coming at Texas. Sauter made the winning pass in his Toyota around Parker Kligerman, who took only two tires his last stop and couldn't hold on to the lead. Season points leader James Buescher, who started second, finished 11th - the last truck...

Sauter Wins at Texas, Buescher Still atop Points Standings

The Texas sweep was conducted by Johnny Sauter Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter won the first truck race of the season at Texas and Friday night he won his second race of the season at Texas. Sauter’s truck came alive in the second half of the race and he held off all the championship contenders for the win which they were much in need of. James Buescher didn...
Bengals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.