James Buescher celebrates his first Camping World Truck Series win - NASCAR photoEnlarge Photo
The win bookends his maiden NASCAR Nationwide Series victory, achieved at Daytona International Speedway in February.
Sprint Cup Series regular Kasey Kahne took a Turner Motorsports' Chevrolet truck to a come-from-behind win last Sunday at Rockingham, where Buescher had another one of his 'bridesmaid' days.
"Turner Motorsports' trucks are pretty awesome," Buescher crowed in Victory Lane. "Two in a row is saying something. Having our first win (for the team) with Kasey and running second to him, we wanted to come here and win one for ourselves."
Mission accomplished. Buescher took four tires on the last caution where some of his competitors took only two. He powered to the front, leaving Cup regular Brad Keselowski to contend with Timothy Peters' Toyota, who duly passed Special K's Dodge with three laps to go to gain second place, a yawing 5.320 seconds behind the winner.
Keselowski finished third, followed by a consistent Nelson Piquet Jr and Todd Bodine.
Peters was "pretty excited. We came in here and did what we needed to do--and look forward to going to Charlotte and hopefully repeating" the good result. "James has been a factor all this year and when we raced with him last year. He's going to be the one to contend for a championship."
Keselowski, who took two tires acknowledged the winner "drove a great race. That whole team was lightning quick, they execute and that's what it takes to win." While he was hoping for the win, "We did a good job with our team executing."
Following the 12th annual SFP 250 Camping World Truck Series race, the fourth contest of 22 on the schedule, Peters leads Buescher by four points, 163 to 159. Justin Lofton is third, 11 points back and rookie Ty Dillon holds fourth with 149 points. Nelson Piquet Jr is fifth and Parker Kligerman is sixth, with Ron Hornaday Jr., rookie John King, Jason White and Matt Crafton completing the top 10.
Race No. 5 for the Camping World Truck Series takes place on May 18th at Charlotte Motor Speedway and, like all the series' events is telecast live on SPEED.