Turner Scott Motorsports NCWTS Previews: Daytona International Speedway

By Official Release On Mon, Feb. 18, 2013

Turner Scott Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes:
Daytona International Speedway 

Jeb Burton

No. 4 Arrowhead Chevrolet Silverado

Daytona International Speedway – NextEra Energy Resources 250

February 22, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings…Jeb Burton will make his debut start for the newly rebranded Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) this Friday night under the lights at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). The championship-winning organization will field Burton and the No. 4 Arrowhead team for the entire 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. Friday will mark Burton’s first start at DIS.

Rookie Contender…Burton will be competing for more than wins and the NCWTS championship in 2013. The 20-year-old talent will be running for the coveted Sunoco NCWTS Rookie of the Year honors.

Family Tradition…Burton won’t have trouble finding victory lane at DIS, he has already been there. When Burton was just seven years old, he watched his father, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Ward Burton win the 2002 Daytona 500. Ward Burton will be present as his oldest son makes his first start at DIS.

This Week’s Silverado…The No. 4 Arrowhead Silverado team will utilize chassis TSM-004 this weekend to take on the 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway. This truck was last used by Burton’s TSM teammate Miguel Paludo at Talladega Superspeedway.

Arrowhead On Board…

Arrowhead electronic cigarettes are located in South Boston, Virginia and are proud to sponsor hometown favorite Burton for the 2013 NCWTS season.  

Say Hello…Burton will be joining his TSM teammates for an appearance at the Chevy display outside turn four on Thursday February 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Burton will also be signing autographs on Friday February 22 at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Sprint FANZONE.

Watch and Listen…The NextEra Energy Resource 250 can be seen live on Friday, February 22 on SPEED.  Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Jeb Burton on his first start at Daytona International Speedway

“It’s hard to put the way I’m feeling about my first start at Daytona International Speedway into words. It’s a very meaningful place to my entire family and I feel blessed to have this opportunity. Watching my dad win at Daytona was one of the best memories from my childhood, so to be able to possibly recreate that is a dream come true. I’m also grateful to be running for a championship-winning organization. My No. 4 Arrowhead team is hardworking and I know this is going to be a great season for us all.”

NCWTS results at

Daytona International Speedway:

Starts: 0

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 0

Laps Led: 0

Average Start: 0

Average Finish: 0

Ryan Truex 

No. 30 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Silverado 

Daytona International Speedway – NextEra Energy Resources 250

February 22, 2013 

Truex to Turner Scott … Making only his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Daytona this weekend, Truex will pilot the No. 30 Bass Pro Shops Silverado in his first appearance for Turner Scott Motorsports. Though he has limited NCWTS experience, he is anticipating the chance to race with some of his fellow young competitors.

“The Truck Series is fun– it reminds me a lot of the K&N Pro Series. There are a lot of young guys racing hard to try and make a name for themselves. I had a good run in the Truck Series at Phoenix last year; I was able to lead some laps and thought we had a chance to win. Hopefully we can do the same at Daytona,” Truex explained.

“I know Ryan is excited about this opportunity, and the crew and I are extremely pleased to have a talented driver behind the wheel of our No. 30 Silverado once again. We all think we have a legitimate shot to contend for the win,” crew chief Chris Carrier added.

This Week’s Silverado…Crew chief Chris Carrier and the No. 30 Bass Pro Shops team have prepared chassis TSM-016 for Truex to pilot at Daytona. This specific chassis was last utilized at both restrictor plate tracks last season with Turner Scott Motorsports driver Nelson Piquet Jr. behind the wheel, and scored an outside pole qualifying effort one year ago at Daytona International Speedway.

Say Hello… Truex will join all of his NCWTS Turner Scott Motorsports teammates for an appearance at the Team Chevy stage in the fan midway, just outside turn four, on Thursday, February 21, at 4:00 p.m. ET for a Q&A session. He will also participate in the NCWTS autograph session from 4:00-4:45 p.m. on race day in the Sprint FANZONE, located in the infield of the speedway.

Welcome Bass Pro Shops… Turner Scott Motorsports welcomes Truex and sponsor Bass Pro Shops to its family of partners at Daytona this weekend. Bass Pro Shops is one of America’s premier outdoor retailers, serving over 75 million sportsmen a year in retail stores across America and Canada, as well as online at BassPro.com. Bass Pro Shops is a leading outdoor retailer specializing in hunting, camping, fishing, nature gifts, outdoor cooking and more.

Ryan Truex on driving at Daytona International Speedway

“You never know when you can get caught up in trouble on a restrictor plate track. The three TSM trucks led most of the race last year and had a little trouble at the end, so we’re just going to hope that fate goes our way and I’ll do my part to stay out of accidents. I’d like to say staying out front is key, but you never know. There’s really no strategy, you just have to go out there, cross your fingers and try to stay out of trouble and be there at the end.”

NCWTS results at

Daytona International Speedway:

Starts: 0

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 0

Laps Led: 0

Average Start: 0

Average Finish: 0

James Buescher

No. 31 Rheem Chevrolet

Daytona International Speedway – NextEra Energy Resources 250

February 22, 2013

Championship Season…In the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season,JamesBuescher and the entire No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado team came in with a “Never Give Up” attitude. Buescher started off the year on a high note as he captured his first NASCAR victory in the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at the famed Daytona International Speedway. That win would be just the beginning for Buescher, as the young driver went on to have success in the NCWTS as well. Winning four times, with 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, Buescher brought home the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, a first for both Buescher and Turner Scott Motorsports. In 2013, Buescher is aiming to do what no other driver in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history has done before– win back-to-back series championships.

Welcome Aboard…Buescher and Turner Scott Motorsports welcome a new primary sponsor for the 2013 NCWTS season, as Rheem Manufacturing Company joins the defending champions. Rheem enters its seventh-consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor. Atlanta-based Rheem Manufacturing Company is 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.

This Week’s Silverado…James Buescher and the No. 31 Rheem Chevy Silverado team will utilize chassis TSM-015 this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. This is the same truck Buescher drove during the 2012 NextEra Energy 250, where he lead several laps from his third qualifying position before getting involved in a last-lap incident. This chassis also finished third at Talladega Superspeedway in the fall of 2012.

Meet The Champ…Buescher and his TSM teammates Miguel Paludo, Jeb Burton and Ryan Truex will be interacting with the fans at Daytona International Speedway and in the surrounding areas all week long. Buescher will make his first appearance at the Volusia Mall as a guest on PRN radio at 6:25pm on Thursday. Buescher and TSM teammates will also come out to the Team Chevy Stage next to the Team Chevy Racing Display for a Q&A on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Finally, the TSM drivers will also be participating in the NCWTS autograph session on race day from 4:00-4:45 p.m. ET in the Sprint FANZONE.

Watch and Listen…The NextEra Energy Resources 250 can be seen live on Friday, February 22nd on SPEED.  Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET, and the event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius XM Radio, channel 90.

James Buescher on driving at Daytona International Speedway

“I’m happy that the season is finally here. We had a great off season and the guys at the shop have worked extremely hard all winter to put some great trucks in our fleet. We have a new sponsor with Rheem on board and I’m looking forward to an exciting 2013 and bringing the championship back to Turner Scott Motorsports. In the past we’ve had some great trucks at Daytona, just not the finishes to show for it. I think if we can stay out front and keep the Rheem Chevy Silverado clean, we should be able to escape with a solid start to the season.”

NCWTS results at

Daytona International Speedway:

Starts: 3

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 1

Laps Led: 65

Average Start: 6.0

Average Finish: 17.0

Miguel Paludo

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet

Daytona International Speedway – NextEra Energy Resources 250

February 22, 2013

Here We Go Again…The 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season kicks off for Miguel Paludo and the Duroline Brakes and Components team in Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 22. Crew chief Jeff Hensley returns to lead the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado crew, with Chad Rainey coming on board as truck chief. While much of Paludo’s crew and fleet of Chevy trucks remain the same, one key element is decidedly different: With the addition of Harry Scott Jr. as co-owner, Paludo and his teammates will now race under the Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) banner.

Where History Was Made…The 2012 race at Daytona was one of domination for Paludo and the TSM organization. Paludo made history by becoming the first Brazilian to ever win a pole in one of NASCAR’s top-three series by laying down a lap time of 49.583 seconds (181.514 MPH). With teammate Nelson Piquet Jr. starting second and 2012 NCWTS champion James Buescher starting third, TSM swept the front of the field and set NASCAR’s first all-Brazilian front row. Paludo led 56 laps in the season opener, contributing to 81 of 109 laps led by TSM trucks. Paludo appeared to be the driver to beat until a massive crash took the Brazilian out of the race with 17 laps remaining.

Daytona Data…Paludo has two previous starts at Daytona. In his 2011 debut at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, the 29-year-old earned his first-career top-five finish, taking the checkered flag in fourth. Paludo’s wreck in the 2012 event resulted in a 30th-place finish, but the Brazilian led 140 miles before his night ended.

We Meet Again…Paludo and his TSM teammates James Buescher, Jeb Burton and Ryan Truex will be interacting with the fans all weekend at DIS. The drivers will be appearing at the Team Chevy Stage next to the Team Chevy Racing Display for a Q&A on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The TSM drivers will also be participating in the NCWTS autograph session on race day from 4:00-4:45 p.m. ET in the Sprint FANZONE.

This Week’s Silverado…Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Silverado team will utilize chassis TSM-212 this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. TSM-212 served as TSM teammate Buescher’s superspeedway backup truck in 2012, but has never taken the green flag in a race.

Watch and Listen…The NextEra Energy Resources 250 can be seen live on Friday, February 22 on SPEED.  Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET, and the event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius XM Radio, channel 90.

Miguel Paludo on driving at Daytona International Speedway

“Daytona is one of my favorite tracks that we go to, and it felt really good to run so well there last year. I love superspeedway racing, and last year’s wreck was a just result of the track and that kind of racing. Qualifying on the pole and leading the most laps showed what a strong team we were, and I believe that we are an even stronger team now in 2013. Daytona is all about patience and teamwork, so if we can avoid trouble and work well with our teammates, I think we definitely have a shot at winning our first race.”

NCWTS results at

Daytona International Speedway:

Starts: 2

Wins: 0

Poles: 1

Top 5: 1

Top 10: 1

Laps Led: 56

Average Start: 7.5

Average Finish: 17.0

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