NASCAR Truck Series - Lucas Oil 200
May 31st, 2013 - Dover International Speedway
With a never-give-up attitude, James Buescher and the Rheem Crew overcame major adversity at Dover International Speedway last weekend. During the two practice sessions on Thursday afternoon, the Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) crew made many wholesale adjustments to their No. 31 chassis in an effort to tighten up the Rheem Chevrolet Silverado. With a new setup in the truck for qualifying, Buescher was still too loose and, on his second qualifying lap, lost control of the Rheem truck and slapped the outside retaining wall. The damage was too excessive to repair and forced his TSM team to unload the backup Silverado. During the 200-lap race, Buescher was forced to make his way up from the rear of the field and at one point found himself running inside the top three. As the race went on, the handling on the truck went away, and Buescher and the Rheem team were able to salvage a top-15 finish.
Start - 20, Finish - 15, Laps Led - 0, Points - 29