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James Buescher Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet nabs top five at Nashville Superspeedway – Bully Hill Vineyards 200


Nashville, Tennessee (April, 22 2011) - James Buescher and the No. 31 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet Silverado team captured a top-five result in ‘Music City’ on Friday night taking the checkered flag in the fifth position.


Throughout the two practice sessions on Friday morning, Buescher struggled to find the handling on his Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet Silverado. He radioed to his team explaining his truck was a tick loose on entry and tight right after the center of the concrete track. The team went to work making changes to the front end setting hoping to find a combination which was both comfortable as well as fast. With each run, the team picked up speed and by the end of “happy hour” practice, the felt like they had an amalgamation which would race well under the lights.


Buescher started Friday night’s race at the Nashville Superspeedway from the 17th spot but was immediately on his way to the front. He radioed to his crew chief Michael Shelton on lap seven, explaining the truck was a pretty good in the corners and his feedback was confirmed with the lap times he was running. By lap 20, he had made it up into the 14th spot and was running lap times comparable to the leader.


By lap 50, Buescher had his Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet in the 13th spot and was preparing to make a green flag pit stop. He rolled down the pit lane five laps later for service. The team went to work bolting on four fresh Goodyear tires and filling the truck with Sunoco racing fuel. They also made a slight air pressure adjustment to all four tires.


Two laps later, the caution flag was displayed to the 36-truck field because of debris spotted on the backstretch. The No. 31 Wolfpack Rentals team took the yellow flag period to come down the pit lane and top off their truck with fuel.


The race was put back under the green flag on lap 63, and Buescher found himself in the 10th position. He radioed into his team on lap 75, saying the air pressure adjustment really helped the truck’s handling and he could really be aggressive on his entry into the corners.


With 50-laps remaining in the event, Buescher had his Chevrolet Silverado in the ninth spot. When the caution flag was displayed to the field on the very next lap, the team prepared to make their final scheduled pit stop of the evening. Buescher pulled into his pit stop on lap 103 for service. The Wolfpack Rentals crew again changed four tires and filled their machine up with enough fuel to get to the finish. The team had a great stop picking up valuable position on the pit lane.


The race was again put under green flag conditions on lap 106, and Buescher continued his march towards the front. He used the bottom groove to pass the competition and cracked the top-five by lap 110.


The 21-year-old Texas native survived a number of late race caution periods and a nine-lap shoot out to bring the Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet home in the fifth spot. This was Buescher’s first top-five result at the Nashville Superspeedway.


“Tonight was a strong showing for the Wolfpack Rentals Chevy,” commented Buescher after the event. “We weren’t that strong at the beginning of the race but this team continued to work on our truck all night. Each time I came to pit road, we made the truck better. I am just so proud of this group. Michael Shelton made great calls and we kept our nose clean all night and brought home a top-five finish.”


The No.31 Turner Motorsports team will return to action in three weeks on Friday, May 13 at the “Monster Mile.” The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event can be seen live on SPEED with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. EST. The event will also be aired on both MRN Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio channel 128.

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