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2013 Kansas: Turner Scott Motorsports NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Apr 17, 2013 - 05:26 PM
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2013 Kansas: Turner Scott Motorsports NASCAR Truck Race Preview


Jeb Burton

No. 4 Arrowhead Chevrolet Silverado

Kansas Speedway - SFP 250

April 20, 2013

This Week's Silverado...The No. 4 Turner Scott Motorsports team will utilize chassis TSM-220 this weekend at Kansas Speedway under the direction of veteran crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. This truck last led laps in 2012 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with rookie Kyle Larson behind the wheel.

 

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Rock On...Jeb Burton and his Arrowhead team had another record-breaking race this past weekend at Rockingham Speedway. After claiming his second pole award and track qualifying record in a row, Burton went on to capture a seventh-place finish and the Sunoco Rookie of the Race honors. The Virginia native is currently second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Driver Point Standings, 16 points behind the leader. Three races in to the season, Burton has an average start of third and an average finish of fifth.

Team History...Kansas Speedway is a special track for the entire Turner Scott Motorsports family, as Burton's teammate James Buescher claimed his first win of 2012 at the 1.5-mile oval before going on to capture Turner Scott Motorsports' first NCWTS Championship under the direction of crew chief Michael Shelton.

Arrowhead on Board...Arrowhead Electronic Cigarette's is a proud sponsor of Burton and the No. 4 team for the entire 2013 NCWTS season. Arrowhead is based out of South Boston, Virginia.

Watch and Listen...Make you sure you watch all 167 laps of the SFP 250 live on Saturday, April 20 on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Jeb Burton on his Second Start at Kansas Speedway

"This season has started out just the way we wanted it to and I'm ready to keep the momentum going. Getting my first pole award at Martinsville Speedway was awesome, but doing it two weekends in a row really shows how hard my team is working for the results we're getting. I don't have a lot of experience at Kansas Speedway, so I'm definitely looking to gain more this weekend and walk away with another solid finish. "

NCWTS results at

Kansas Speedway:

Starts: 1

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 0

Laps Led: 0

Average Start: 25

Average Finish: 36

James Buescher

No. 31 Rheem Chevrolet Silverado

Kansas Speedway - SFP 250

April 20, 2013

Like a Rock...After a very strong qualifying effort that put him in the second starting spot, Buescher found himself jumping out to an early race lead. During the latter half of the race, while in heavy lap traffic, Buescher made contact with a lapped truck, which sent his No. 31 spinning in turns one and two. After falling one lap down and running as low as 23rd place, Buescher and the No. 31 Rheem team battled back to finish on the lead lapin 14th, earning the team's third top-15 finish of the season.

Track Filled With Memories...Buescher and the No. 31 Rheem team will return to the track where they earned their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory. In dominating fashion, Buescher led 103 of 167 laps en route to his first NCWTS win. Buescher is looking for some of that magic to capture the team's first top 10 of the season.

Gotta Have a Rheem...Rheem will once again be proudly displayed on the No. 31 entry at Kansas Speedway. Buescher and TSM hope to repeat last year's win at Kansas and give Rheem their first victory with TSM. Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 87th year of operation, the company manufactures a full line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company's premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem, now in its seventh consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor, is the official heating, cooling and water heating supplier to Turner Scott Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Rheem also sponsors RCR's No. 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car driven by Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 NASCAR Nationwide Series car driven by Paul Menard.

Chassis Info...For the first time since June of last year, TSM will bring out chassis TSM-217. This particular chassis raced at Texas Motor Speedway, where Buescher led 34 laps before being collected in an accident while battling for the lead late in the race.

Watch and Listen...The SFP 250 can be seen live on Saturday, April 20th on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

James Buescher on returning to Kansas Speedway

"Kansas is definitely a special place to me; getting my first Truck Series win there was a dream come true. I look forward to going back and getting the Rheem team back on track. With the track being repaved last summer, I feel like it is a totally different track, but I feel like we can get a handle on the new surface and get the finish this team deserves."

NCWTS results at

Kansas Speedway:

Starts: 4

Wins: 1

Poles: 0

Top 5: 2

Top 10: 2

Laps Led: 104

Average Start: 7.8

Average Finish: 8.3

Miguel Paludo

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet Silverado

Kansas Speedway - SFP 250

April 20, 2013

Toto, I Have A Feeling...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to the state of Kansas for the fourth stop of the 2013 season at Kansas Speedway. Paludo has two previous starts at the Kansas City 1.5-mile D-shaped oval and has finished no worse than 13th and started no worse than 15th. Paludo's best finish of 10th was earned last season in his first trip to the intermediate track with Turner Scott Motorsports.

I'll Get You My Pretty...After earning his second top-10 finish of 2013, Paludo is now tied for sixth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings. The Brazilian is currently only two points behind fifth-place driver Ryan Blaney and seven points behind veteran Ron Hornaday in fourth.

This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team will once again utilize chassis TSM-216 this weekend at Kansas Speedway. TSM-216 makes a quick turnaround after scoring a 10th-place finish last weekend at Rockingham Speedway in its first race of 2013. TSM-216 hit the track seven times in 2012, earning a best finish of eighth at Kentucky Speedway in September.

Tune-In Alert...Paludo, his wife Patricia and No. 32 crew members Jerad Hewitt and Brandon Hylton will appear on this week's NCWTS Setup at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The feature will describe the Paludo family's journey from Brazil to America and last season's fight for the top 10 in points, which allowed Paludo to earn his U.S. green card and become a permanent resident of the United States. The "American Dream" narrative will air on SPEED immediately prior to the Kansas pre-race ceremonies.

Watch and Listen...The SFP 250 can be seen live on Saturday, April 20 on SPEED. Pre-race coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT, and the event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

Previous Race Recap...Paludo fought back from an 18th-place starting position and battled an initially loose truck to finish 10th in the NCWTS' second trip to Rockingham Speedway. With extremely fast pit stops and effective adjustments combined with skillful driving and tire preservation, the No. 32 AccuDoc Solutions team earned their second top-10 finish of 2013, leaving Paludo tied for sixth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings. Paludo also earned a fifth-place driver ranking for his Rockingham effort.

Miguel Paludo on driving at Kansas Speedway

"The No. 32 team is so close to a win we can taste it. Last weekend at Rockingham we had one of the best crews on pit road, we had the third-shortest average pit stop time, and we just keep getting better and better each week. We're bringing our same chassis as Rockingham to Kansas since we felt so good about it. It has some of our best numbers on the pull-down rig and has been really good on intermediate tracks in the past. The 1.5-mile tracks are probably where I feel the most comfortable, so I think this will be the weekend it all comes together for us."

NCWTS results at

Kansas Speedway:

Starts: 2

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 1

Laps Led: 1

Average Start: 14.0

Average Finish: 11.5

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