Buescher Gets Second Truck Win of the Season

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James Buescher dominated the truck race last night at Kentucky Speedway and as a result, he pulled into victory lane for the second time this season. Buescher started third and made his way up to the front quickly. For his team owner, Steve Turner, this was the second straight week one of his drivers has pulled into the victory lane. Last week in the Nationwide Series at Road America, Nelson Piquet Jr won his first Nationwide race.

The first caution didn’t take long to come out, on lap 16 Jon Wes Townley spun going into turn three and backed his truck hard into the outside wall. A lot of damage to the truck caused him to retire early, he finished 32nd. On lap 22, Todd Bodine got loose in the middle of turn three and spun out right in the middle of the field, amazingly no one hit him and the caution came out. On the following restart, James Buescher was on the bottom of a three-wide battle with Matt Crafton and Justin Lofton and Buescher came out of turn two with the lead.

A lap later, the caution came out for the No.01 of Jake Crum who spun and backed into the turn two wall, he went onto finish 31st. After a decent size green-flag run, the No.07 of Jeff Agnew spun out to bring the caution out. The next yellow-flag came out on lap 69 when Todd Bodine dived down into turn one and then went three wide with Justin Lofton and Nelson Piquet Jr. Bodine couldn’t hold his truck down on the bottom of the track and he spun up into Lofton who tagged Piquet Jr and all three of them hit the wall. Lofton was able to continue and he finished 14th but Bodine and Piquet Jr were out of the race.

Bodine said that he thought “Justin (Lofton) was blowing up” so he dived down under him. Bodine would finish 28th and Piquet Jr finished 29th. On lap 80 Buescher was the leader followed by; Coulter, Crafton, Hornaday Jr and Kligerman. The next caution didn’t come out until lap 110 when Kyle Larson in the No.4 spun up into the No.33 of Cale Gale and they both spun. Parker Kligerman in the No.22 also hit the wall. Gale would also get into the inside wall and cause significant damage. Gale finished 25th, Larson 10th and Kligerman 19th.

That would be the final caution of the night and James Buescher would lead the final laps and then cross the finish line first for the second time of the season. He won at Kansas in April. Buescher was afraid that in the closing laps something was going to go wrong when he said “In the closing laps I was thinking what is going to go wrong in these closing laps, something always does.” Nothing went wrong for Buescher tonight and the result showed.

Brad Keselowski finished second after passing Crafton and Dillon in the closing laps. Kyle Larson was racing in his first truck race and he did very well, he made it through a few accidents and ended up in tenth. Before the race, Lofton was the point’s leader but after getting involved in an accident, Timothy Peters took over the points lead. James Buescher is building up momentum for the summer run. If he keeps up his winning ways, Buescher will be a championship threat again this year. The next race for the Camping World Truck Series is in Iowa on July 14th for showdown under the lights.

Results via Nascar.com










1 3 31 James Buescher Chevrolet Exide Batteries 48/5 150 Running
2 17 119 Brad Keselowski Ram Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation 0 150 Running
3 4 3 Ty Dillon * Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats 42/1 150 Running
4 1 88 Matt Crafton Toyota Menards / Great Lakes Wood Floors 41/1 150 Running
5 7 17 Timothy Peters Toyota Red Horse Racing 39/0 150 Running
6 6 13 Johnny Sauter Toyota Hot Honeys / Curb Records 38/0 150 Running
7 16 22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet Steak-umm 37/0 150 Running
8 18 18 Jason Leffler Toyota Dollar General 36/0 150 Running
9 11 9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet Hollywood Casino 35/0 150 Running
10 25 4 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Mobile App 34/0 150 Running
11 12 23 Jason White Ford GunBroker.com 33/0 150 Running
12 5 32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet Duroline Brakes and Components 32/0 150 Running
13 26 98 Dakoda Armstrong   * Toyota EverFi.com 31/0 150 Running
14 10 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet CollegeComple
30/0 150 Running
15 24 81 David Starr Toyota Zachry 29/0 150 Running
16 29 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet RSS Racing 28/0 150 Running
17 23 5 Paulie Harraka * Ford Wauters Motorsports 27/0 150 Running
18 21 168 Clay Greenfield Ram @ClayGreenfield 26/0 149 Running
19 8 29 Parker Kligerman   Ram Draw-Tite 25/0 149 Running
20 36 84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet Glenden Enterprises 24/0 148 Running
21 33 275 Caleb Holman * Chevrolet Food Country USA 23/0 147 Running
22 31 214 Brennan Newberry   Chevrolet NTS / IronClad Performance 22/0 147 Running
23 34 202 Tyler Young Chevrolet RandCo 21/0 145 Running
24 15 2 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet Applebee’s 20/0 143 Running
25 9 33 Cale Gale * Chevrolet Rheem 19/0 140 Running
26 28 99 Bryan Silas * Ford Advantage / Rockingham Speedway 19/1 134 Running
27 30 07 Jeff Agnew Chevrolet Wear Your Gear / http://www.Bobber .info 17/0 104 Vibration
28 13 11 Todd Bodine Toyota Toyota Care 16/0 69 Accident
29 2 30 Nelson Piquet   Jr. Chevrolet Magic Brazil 15/0 68 Accident
30 19 24 Max Gresham * Chevrolet Made in USA Brand 14/0 63 Engine
31 20 101 Jake Crum Chevrolet Bandit Chippers 13/0 27 Accident
32 22 09 John Wes Townley   * Toyota Toyota 12/0 16 Accident
33 14 08 Ross Chastain * Toyota South Carolina Watermelon Association 11/0 7 Engine
34 35 27 C E Falk Chevrolet Hillman Racing 10/0 6 Handling
35 27 93 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet RSS Racing 9/0 4 Transmission
36 32 186 Scott Riggs Chevrolet Clay Greenfield Motorsports 0 3 Overheating



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