Friday, June 29, 2012

Buescher Doubles Down With Dominant Kentucky Win

Buescher (31) had them covered Thursday
James Buescher sizzled on a smoking hot evening in the Blue Grass State, dominating the UNOH 225 for his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series of the season. Buescher’s Exide Batteries Chevrolet led 119 of the 150 total laps and cruised to a 3.8-second victory over Brad Keselowski.

"I'm just really proud of everyone on the Turner Motorsports Team,” said Buescher in Victory Lane. “My wife found a picture of the trophy on Twitter this morning, and told me she wanted it. You’ve got to make the wife happy, so we got to Victory Lane." 

Buescher took the lead for the final time on Lap 108 and easily prevailed on a Lap 115 restart, pulling away from a fierce battle for the runner-up spot between Keselowski, Ty Dillon and Matt Crafton. Keselowski won a three-wide race off the final corner to finish second, followed by Dillon, Crafton and Timothy Peters, who regained the series point lead with a fifth-place finish.  Buescher became the first multi-race winner of the season, after carrying the checkered flag on April 21 at Kansas Speedway.  

Keselowski, who will race in all three events this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, said, "I'm really pleased with the second-place effort. We just couldn't get the speed that we needed to get all the way to the front. The truck kept coming to us. We were able to make some good moves to get to the front, but just didn't get close enough. Second is good, but I want to win so bad here. We'll keep working on it and get better. I can't wait to come back tomorrow and give it another shot.”  

Peters assumed the series point lead with his fifth Top-5 and seventh Top-10 finish of the season. He now enjoys a slim, four-point advantage over Dillon and Justin Lofton, who came to Kentucky atop the standings, but was involved in a multi-truck crash on Lap 70 and limped home 14th.

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