James Buescher NO. 31 EXIDE BATTERIES CHEVROLET Kansas Speedway – O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 June 4, 2011
No. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet News and Notes
This Week’s Silverado… The No. 31 Exide Batteries team will bring chassis TMS-011 to the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway on Saturday afternoon. TMS-011 last saw racing action two weeks ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Buescher started in the fifth spot and led 16 laps in route to a fourth-place result.
Battery Strong…James Buescher and the No.31 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet team will sport the blue and black colors of Exide Batteries again on Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. This will be the Georgia-based company’s third race as the primary partner on the No. 31 machine.
Removing the Rookie Stripe… Kansas Speedway marks the one year anniversary of the No. 31 team’s competition in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The No. 31 Turner Motorsports team made their NASCAR debut at the 1.5-mile track in 2010. Since then the team has accumulated nine top-five and 18 top-10 finishes to go along with six front row starts.
Nice Stats… The 21-year-old Texas native has strong statistics in 2011. Buescher has a driver rating of 100.2 which ranks him third behind Kyle Busch and series champion Ron Hornaday. He has an average finish of 9.28 which ranks him fourth overall.
Moving on up… The Exide Batteries driver has picked up thirteen positions in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings over the last three races. He sits seventh only 30 points outside the top-five.
Come and See Me… Buescher will participate in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session on Friday, June3rdfrom 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. EST. The autograph session will be held in the Fan Walk at the Kansas Speedway.
Watch and Listen… The O’Reilly Auto Parts 250can be seen live Saturday, June 4thon SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. EST. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.
James Buescher on driving at Kansas Speedway “Kansas Speedway is where the No. 31 team made our NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2010 so it will always be a special place for our group. Looking back at the last year, we have made unbelievable strides in our program. We are finishing inside the top-ten on a weekly basis and are starting to contend for race wins. [Crew chief] Michael Shelton has really made these Exide Batteries Chevrolets fast right off the truck which makes my job much easier.
“We are bringing the same chassis that ran so well at Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago and I am expecting us to be strong all weekend. Kansas Speedway is a great racing facility where you can move around in the corners to find speed. What better way to celebrate our anniversary than in victory lane!”