No. 31 EXIDE BATTERIES/F.O.E Chevrolet
Kentucky Speedway – UNOH 225
July 7, 2011
No. 31 Exide Batteries/F.O.E Chevrolet News and Notes
• This Week’s Silverado… The No. 31 Exide Batteries/F.O.E team will bring chassis TMS-011 to the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway for Thursday night’s 150-lap event. TMS-011 last saw racing action at Kansas Speedway last month where James Buescher started in the sixth spot en route to a fourth-place result.
• Battery Strong… Buescher and the No.31 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet team will sport the blue and black colors of Exide Batteries again on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. This will be the Georgia-based company’s fourth race as the primary partner on the No. 31 machine. In his three starts driving the blue No. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet, Buescher has two top-five and three top-10 results with an average finish of 5.66.
• Welcome Aboard… Buescher and the No. 31 Turner Motorsports team will sport the colors of FOE on the hood for Thursday night’s race. 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 is almost one million strong, 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.
• Nice Start… Buescher captured his first career pole position three weeks ago when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Texas Motor Speedway. This was also Turner Motorsports first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole position. The No. 31 Exide Batteries team has an average starting position of 7.25 in 2011.
• Moving on up… The Exide Batteries driver has picked up thirteen positions in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings over the last five races. He sits in the seventh position only 14 points out of the third spot. Buescher only has one result outside the top-10 and a driver rating of 101.1.
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• Watch and Listen… The UNOH 225 be seen live Saturday, June 7th on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:30 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 Kentucky Speedway
“Kentucky Speedway is a great facility. We all look forward to going there and know it is going to be a great race. There will be added excitement this weekend with the addition of the Sprint Cup Series race. To be successful at the track your truck has to be versatile. The track is worn out and you have to be able to move around to find as much grip as possible.
“Our Exide Batteries team has been consistently a top-five truck. We have really made headway in the points since early March and it is because of the hard work and dedication of all the guys that work on these Silverados at Turner Motorsports. If we continue to run in the top-five week in and week out, the wins will come.”