One year after winning his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title, James Buescher is making a push to put a second championship trophy on his mantel.
Buescher arrives at Chicagoland Speedway for Friday night's EnjoyIllinois.com 225 (8:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) second in the standings, 37 points behind Matt Crafton, and after winning his second race in four events.
"I couldn't be more excited about going back to Chicagoland Speedway, especially coming off a huge win for our Turner Scott Motorsports team last weekend at Iowa Speedway," Buescher said. "I think it goes without saying that this style of track falls right into our wheelhouse."
In addition to his two wins this season, he compiled four top fives, nine top 10s and two poles in 15 starts. Going into this weekend, he's posted four consecutive top 10s, bookended by wins (Michigan and Iowa). He also had finishes of seventh (Bristol) and ninth (Canadian Tire) during that stretch.
In that four-week span, he's also jumped two positions and cut into 27 points from Crafton's lead.
He's led only six laps at Chicagoland in his four visits with the truck series; however, he visited Victory Lane last year. His three other showings resulted in 20th-, 12th- and 11th-place finishes.