James Buescher led 103 laps in Saturday’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway - including the most important one. Showing top three speed throughout both practice sessions, the 22-year-old started sixth and stayed inside the top five for virtually the entire race.
With the win, Buescher ruins 2011 STP 400 at Kansas Speedway Cup Series winner, Brad Keselowski’s shot at a weekend sweep and his first truck series win. The Michigan native brought his Brad Keselowski Checkered Flag Foundation sponsored RAM home in third position.
“James Buescher drove a great race and congratulations to his team,” said Keselowski. “We did a good job with our team, with executing, and we just needed a little bit more speed and we might have had something for James. I know that’s a good win for him.”
Leaving Kansas Speedway, Buescher trails second-place finisher and series point leader, Timothy Peters, by only four markers. Rounding out the top five in Saturday’s action was Nelson Piquet Jr. and 2005 Kansas winner, Todd Bodine.
Keselowski will be defending his 2011 win in Sunday’s STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Tickets are still available and may be purchased by visiting www.kansasspeedway.com or by calling 866.460.7223. Parking is always free and fans are welcome to bring one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.