Found November 16, 2012 on
Certainly a lot of attention is on the championship race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, but there are two other battles being played out this weekend.
The Camping World Truck race is going to be phenomenal because everything is so close, so tight there, and so unpredictable I think this is really going to be one for the books. James Buescher has an 11-point lead over Timothy Peters and a 12-point lead over Ty Dillon. We've got just enough pressure coming from a couple of different trucks, really I think they all have a legitimate shot and they're going to put a lot of pressure on Buescher because of it.
He's going to have to either run his tail off or he's going to have to basically stalk these guys throughout the entire race and hope that, even if one of them wins, he runs in the top five to negate what they're doing. He's not going to have a whole lot of freedom to be playing defense. He's going to have to be pretty much on the offense, which should make it easier.
I would much rather have to be on the attack than be on defense any day.
In the Nationwide Series title race, it's like the Cup race. You are going to have to have a lot of help to turn this thing around as far as Elliott Sadler is concerned since he is 20 points behind defending champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Sadler made some mistakes at Phoenix and he paid the ultimate price the way that turned out as far as his chances for this year's championship. Ricky has got to beat himself.
Right now, I'm sure that crew chief Mike Kelly and everybody on that race team, they've been there before. I think they'll be smart enough -- again, all three champions have got to have as much luck as they do skill this weekend.
Anybody can say, "Well, that isn't the case, you create your own luck." I don't care. I've been there. You want everything working for you; you don't want anything working against you.
You want all the talent, you want all the luck, you want all the prayers.
You want all the four-leaf clovers and lucky pennies and rabbit's feet -- whatever you can get, you want it all going in your direction.
You want all the fans pulling for you; you want that momentum, you want that mojo working for you and not pulling against you.
You don't want anything going against you.
You don't want reporters writing anything negative about you. That's just how you are.
You just want to make it through the weekend.
BEST OF MAXIM
James Buescher, driver of the #31 Great Clips Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports, held on for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. He won it at the conclusion of Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 from the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Afterwards he spoke to the media about the championship. Video courtesy of NASCAR Media Group.
James Buescher and the No. 31 Great Clips Turner Motorsports team will head down to Homestead-Miami Speedway looking to close out the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) as champions! Buescher enters this week’s race with a total of 777 points. Buescher and the No. 31 team will need to finish seventh or better to clinch Turner Motorsports’ first ever NASCAR championship...
James Buescher won his first Camping World Truck title as Cale Gale won the Ford EcoBoost 200...
James Buescher won NASCAR's Truck Series championship by avoiding trouble in the season finale Friday night.
Cale Gale won the 200-mile race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, edging Kyle Busch at the line as both trucks sparked after hard contact.
The more significant celebration in Victory Lane, though, was saved for Buescher. It was his first championship in four full-time seasons...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- James Buescher started in the middle of the pack, barely cracked the top 10 and never even sniffed the lead.
He caught a huge break when his Turner Motorsports teammate made contact with his closest competition, Ty Dillon.
No doubt, Buescher felt fortunate to end up celebrating a championship in Victory Lane.
"It wasn't pretty," Buescher said...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – James Buescher, driver of the No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet Silverado, claimed the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) championship with a 13th-place finish in the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His title, the first for Buescher and team owner Steve Turner, clinched Chevrolet’s 12th driver’s title since the Series’ 1995 inception...
With sparks flying as the two trucks raced to the finish line, Cale Gale beat Kyle Busch by .014 seconds to win Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami.
Behind the dramatic race to the checkers, James Buescher rolled to his first series championship, securing the title with a 13th-place run.
In a championship battle that generated little...
Three drivers started the race at Homestead with the hope of leaving the race as the 2012 champion. James Buescher entered Friday nights race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with an 11 point lead in the Camping World Truck Series over Timothy Peters. Ty Dillion was in third, 12 points out.
With two laps to go, Dillion was making a charge for the lead. He had worked his way up to being...
Cale Gale beat out Kyle Busch for the win Friday Night in Homestead-Miami and James Buescher won his first career NASCAR championship. Buescher remained steady throughout the race and when Ty Dillon was involved in a wreck late in the race; Buescher cruised to take home the championship trophy. Buescher became the second straight first time champion in the Truck Series and he closed...