The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the track on April 21 at Kansas Speedway, Plano, Texas, native James Buescher hoisted the checkered flag in celebration. Buescher scored his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, snapping a 75-race winless streak.
The 2012 season has been a year of firsts for Buescher, who also scored his first career NASCAR victory in the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona in February. With each passing lap, Buescher is gaining confidence, making him a contender for the win each week and a threat to win the truck series championship.
"Winning Daytona definitely builds confidence because you know it's possible to get to Victory Lane," Buescher said following the victory at Kansas. "You know you've been racing NASCAR for so long and you finally get to Victory Lane and you say, okay we can really do this."
Since finishing 17th in the season-opening truck series race at Daytona, Buescher has methodically climbed the series championship standings. He has moved to second, just four points behind leader Timothy Peters heading into this weekend's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Following Charlotte and a stop at Dover International Speedway on June 1, Buescher will return to his hometown track on Friday, June 8, for the WinStar World Casino 400.