James Buescher has accomplished a lot in his NASCAR career and is only 23-years-old still. Almost all of those accomplishments have come driving for Turner Scott Motorsports, a team that is co-owned by his father-in-law Steve Turner, including winning the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.
Now, after four seasons competing for TSM, he has made the decision to leave the team and move to RAB Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series full time in 2014. The announcement was made back on December 13th and it is a move that he expects will help him move toward his goal of racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Buescher has won six career Truck Series races all in the past two seasons. He returned to the series to try to become the first -back-to-back champion in the Truck Series but came up short in 2013 by finishing third. He does have extensive Nationwide experience in his young career as well. In 58 career starts he has scored 14 top 10 finishes and was the surprise winner at the season opener in 2012 at Daytona when he avoided a last lap melee.
The decision to leave the family team for a new path was a difficult one but exciting one for Buescher.
"It definitely makes it that much harder to leave Turner Scott Motorsports," Buscher said. "We’ve had a special four years in NASCAR together. It’s tough to walk away from that especially having my father in law the co-owner of the team. I think we all agree though it’s the best opportunity for me to go to next step in my career. It’s definitely going to be a change but everyone agrees it’s the best thing for me to do right now and everyone’s fully on board with it. It’s hard, but we’ll still support each other. It’s not something that was going to last forever, we knew that. He’s not in the Sprint Cup Series. Once I’m to that point, I would have had to leave anyway. It’s just a little sooner than we thought it would happen."