No. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet News and Notes
This Week's Silverado... The No. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet Silverado team will bring chassis TMS-214 to the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway for Thursday nightNo. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet News and Notes's 150-lap event. TMS-214 is the same truck Buescher drove to victory lane at Kansas Speedway earlier this season.
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 second race as the primary partner on the No. 31 machine in 2012. Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company's four global business groups -- Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and Rest of World -- provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for industrial and transportation applications.
Double Duty... James Buescher will be a busy man while in the Bluegrass State. Not only will he pilot the No. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet on Thursday night, but the 22-year-old driver will also be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Fresh From Florida Chevrolet in Friday's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event. This will be his 11th NNS start in 2012. In those 11th starts, he has collected one win, two top-five, and six top-10 finishes. He and the No. 30 team have an average finish of 9.0.
Get to the Points... Buescher is still in the thick of the NCWTS championship battle. He and the No. 31 Exide Batteries Chevrolet team sit 24 points out of the lead with 15 races remaining on the 2012 schedule.
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Watch and Listen... The UNOH 225 be seen live Thursday, June 28th live 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. We have had success at all of the mile-and-a-half tracks this season, and I am expecting more of the same on Thursday night. 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 consistently been a top-five truck week in and week out. We have been in contention to win more than one race this season, but have had circumstances that didn't allow us to go to victory lane. [Crew chief] Michael Shelton and all the guys on this team do a great job making these trucks fast."