NASCAR Nationwide Series - Help a Hero 200
April 11th, 2014 - Darlington Raceway
James Buescher started in the 22nd position for the Sport Clips 200 at Darlington Raceway. Looking to tame the 1.366-mile oval Buescher quickly drove up inside the top-15 within the first quarter of the scheduled 147-lap event. It was just past the halfway mark on Lap 75 that Buescher and the No. 99 Ruud Camry suffered a cut left-front tire in close-quarters racing and as a result sent Buescher to the outside retaining wall. After multiple pit stops under yellow, the Ruud team took the restart in the 21st position. With the alignment of the front wheels severely altered by the contact with the wall, the crew called Buescher back down pit road to fix the car under green. In the process, the No. 99 Ruud team lost three laps to the leader. Buescher continued to battle the remaining second half of the race to try and salvage a decent finish to the night for the Ruud team. Buescher brought home the No. 99 Ruud Camry in the 25th position three laps down to the leader.
I hate it for my guys. I was hoping to have a good showing for Ruud who was on our car for the first time this year. My Ruud team worked hard all weekend and we were starting to get a good handle on our Ruud Camry after a couple of the early pit stops. Close racing at Darlington is definitely something this place is known for. We'll take this weekend off, regroup and come back even stronger at Richmond. - James Buescher
Start - 22, Finish - 25, Laps Led - 0, Points - 19