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Buescher and the F.O.E. Team Fight Hard for 15th-Place Finish at Kansas Speedway


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 6, 2013) - James Buescher and his Turner Scott Motorsports team took advantage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series off week to race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway. After a qualifying effort that left them wanting more, the No. 34 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) crew fought all 200 laps to tighten up their Chevrolet Camaro for Buescher. A late-race yellow flag allowed the team to duck down pit road for a last ditch effort to gain positions. The pit stop played out as planned, allowing Buescher and his Turner Scott Motorsports team to bring their F.O.E Chevy home in the 15th position.


Starting the Kansas Lottery 300 from the 25th position, Buescher quickly radioed to the crew that his Camaro was free to start out the race. As the laps clicked off, Buescher was still fighting a loose-handling race car. The No. 34 F.O.E. team got the opportunity to come down pit road on lap 26, during the NASCAR competition yellow, to take four tires, fuel and make a major chassis adjustment. After several laps, Buescher said he wasn't able to get a read on his No. 34 as the handling kept changing. While running in the 19th spot, Buescher brought his F.O.E. car back down pit road for four tires, fuel and another big chassis adjustment. Just shy of the halfway mark of the 200-lap race, the leaders were in the middle of their green flag pit cycle when the yellow was once again displayed. Buescher and his Turner Scott Motorsports team caught a break as they were running inside the top 10 at the time.


Following the restart, Buescher continued to battle the handling of his No. 34 F.O.E. Chevy. Luckily, with the 200-lap race plagued with yellow flags, the No. 34 team had plenty of opportunities to come down pit road to adjust on their Camaro. Battling for a top-15 finishing spot, the handling started to come to Buescher, allowing him to lay down quicker lap times. The race saw its last yellow flag on lap 187, and the F.O.E. team came back down pit road for four tires, fuel and an air-pressure adjustment to set up Buescher to make a run with just five laps to go. Buescher restarted in the 18th-position and was able to rocket by three cars that were in front of him to bring home his No. Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevy home with a 15th place finishing position.


"Unfortunately we struggled most of the day with the handling on our F.O.E. Chevy but my crew never gave up and we were able to get it to a place where we could contend. Some of the yellows fell in our favor allowing us to salvage a top-15 finish. We'll go back and digest what we learned and apply it to our efforts next week at Charlotte."


The NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to action Friday, October 11th when they visit the 1.5-mile intermediate track of Charlotte Motor Speedway.



Position: 20

Fastest Lap: 31.055 sec.

Laps: 26

Final Practice

Position: 17

Fastest Lap: 30.668 sec.

Laps: 28


Position: 25

Fastest Lap: 30.315 sec.



Position: 15

Laps Completed/Total: 200/200



About Turner Scott Motorsports: Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors' powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

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