James Buescher to pilot the No. 30 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series events at Iowa Speedway and Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 16, 2011) – Turner Motorsports is pleased to announce that longtime marketing partner, Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), will take center stage as primary sponsor of the team’s No. 30 Chevrolet Impala in two upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) events. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) young-gun, James Buescher, will pilot the Fraternal Order of Eagles Impala, extending his limited NNS schedule, to include both the May event at Iowa Speedway and the July event at Lucas Oil Raceway Park at Indianapolis.
A staple in the Nationwide Series garage, the FOE logo has adorned entries in the series in every race since 2005. Enhancing their racing program in 2011 with a stronger marketing push, the international non-profit organization will hold primary sponsorship in two races, in addition to a feature spot on all of Turner Motorsports’ NNS and NCWTS entries. The FOE colors have proved good luck for the organization’s drivers, with Kelly Bires bringing the FOE entry to a fifth-place finish at Iowa Speedway in 2009. Current Turner Motorsports driver, Jason Leffler, brought the FOE entry home in the runner-up spot at Bristol Motor Speedway last August.
Buescher, who drives full time in the NCWTS for Turner Motorsports, has made four NNS starts in 2011 with his best finish of eighth coming last week at Dover International Speedway. In 27 total NNS starts, Buescher has captured three top-10 finishes and two pole awards. The Plano, Texas-native is thrilled about the opportunity to represent the Eagles.
“I am extremely proud to be able to represent the Fraternal Order of Eagles on and off the track,” said Buescher. “We are extremely lucky to have the support of their more than 860,000 members each week, they are some the best fans we have! The FOE has a great track record as a primary sponsor, two top-five finishes is pretty impressive. I know that with the help of Stewart Cooper [crew chief] and the team, we will bring this FOE Chevrolet home with a solid finish. Hopefully we can get them into victory lane!”
About Fraternal Order of Eagles:The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization, which unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. The F.O.E. was founded in 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician’s strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to “bury the hatchet” and form “The Order of Good Things.” As numbers grew, members changed the name to “The Fraternal Order of Eagles.” Presently F.O.E. membership exceeds 1.1 million, with more than 1,700 local aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Women’s auxiliaries total more than 1,500, with more than 335,000 members. Among its many accomplishments the F.O.E. counts the founding of Mother’s
Day and esteemed members include seven former U.S. Presidents and NASCAR drivers Tony Stewart and Sam Hornish. To learn more visit www.FOE.com.
About Turner Motorsports: Turner Motorsports, LLC, established in 1999, is in the midst of its sophomore season of NASCAR competition. Owned by Texas-native, Steve Turner, the racing organization has expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. Turner Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C., and will house three entries in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series. The team boasts an all-star driver line-up that includes Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Reed Sorenson, Jason Leffler, Justin Allgaier, Ricky Carmichael, James Buescher and Brad Sweet. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors powerhouse teams Hendrick Motorsports, who will provide engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, Kevin Harvick Inc. for body and aero support, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. Turner Motorsports’ marketing partners includes Dollar General, Great Clips, Monster Energy, BRANDT, AccuDoc Solutions, Wolfpack Rentals, Rexall, Fraternal Order of Eagles, ABF Freight, Bigspot.com, Northeastern Supply, Deft Paint, SEM and Safety-Kleen. For more information on Turner Motorsports, visit www.teamturnermotorsports.com.