Former series champ hopes to get jump-started in Saturday's Kroger 250
Family will focus on supporting families for domestic adoption RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today FORT WORTH, Texas -- NASCAR Nationwide Series driver James Buescher and his wife Kris announced at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday the launching of the Buescher Foundation to support domestic adoption. The former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion from Plano, Texas, and his wife adopted their son Stetson a little over a year ago and picked the first day of National Adoption Month to reveal the start of the first NASCAR driver foundation devoted to this cause. Kris Buescher said there are 100,000 children eligible for adoption in the United States and the average cost to adopt is $40,000. She said the foundation will provide grants, starting in the first quarter of next year, for people who are selected through the foundation's application process. "It's been a life-changing experience for us to become parents," James Buescher said. "Going through the adoption process we got to see firsthand what it entails and how difficult it can be, but also how rewarding it can be." According to Kris, there are 300,000 children in foster care in the United States and when they turn 18, they may not have homes to go to. That was a big reason why the Bueschers wanted to focus on domestic adoption for their foundation. In addition to financial support, the foundation will provide much-needed emotional support for families who are going through the adoption process. "It's a very, very tough thing to go through and if you don't have a good support system, it makes it even worse," Kris Buescher said. "So we just want to be there for those families." The Fraternal Order of Eagles presented a check for $50,000 on Saturday to the foundation. For more information on the Buescher Foundation, go to www.thebuescherfoundation.org. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Gray Gaulding will also get seat time for the team Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live " Vote: Ultimate Daytona Challenge Daniel Hemric and James Buescher will headline the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series lineup for NTS Motorsports in 2015, the team announced Monday. Hemric will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet Silverado and compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors as a full-time driver. Ryan McKinney will serve as his crew chief. Hemric has made three career starts in the Truck Series with his best finish, a 12th-place result, coming at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2014. McKinney was the crew chief for the team's No. 9 Truck last season and had four top-10 finishes atop the pit box in 2014. The 2012 series champion, Buescher will be behind the wheel of the No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado for select events. The No. 31 will be a full-time truck, but the team did not announce how many races Buescher would run. When Buescher is behind the wheel, he will have sponsors GunBroker.com and Great Clips on board. NASCAR.com contributor Chris Rice will be the crew chief of the No. 31 team, while also serving as NTS Motorsports' competition director. Rice has one career win atop the pit box in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. He worked with Buescher in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for part of last season as the crew chief of the No. 99 team. The organization will also field a part-time team in the form of the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado. Gray Gaulding will run eight races and have sponsorship from Krispy Kreme, while Scott Lagasse Jr. will drive in two events. Gaulding, who turns 17 on Tuesday, ran nine events last season, scoring his first top-five finish in the series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Gaulding will also pilot a full-time effort for the organization in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Lagasse Jr. will be behind the wheel for the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He will be supported by the Florida Department of Transportation's Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow initiative in addition to Boy Scouts of America. Veteran crew chief Doug Howe, who has one win in the series, will be atop the box for both drivers. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
17-year-old made nine Truck Series starts with NTS Motorsports in 2014 Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live RELATED: Full entry list for Martinsville Red Horse Racing officials said Monday that NASCAR Next driver Gray Gaulding will drive the team's No. 7 Toyota in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway . Representatives with the Tom DeLoach-owned Red Horse team confirmed the one-race deal for Gaulding on Monday morning, shortly after NTS Motorsports announced that the 17-year-old driver had left its organization. Krispy Kreme, a sponsor of Gaulding since his days racing in the developmental NASCAR K&N Pro Series, will back his Red Horse No. 7 Toyota Tundra entry in Saturday's Kroger 250 (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). Gaulding and Red Horse Racing are working on adding additional races for him in the Truck Series. "This is a awesome opportunity for myself and Krispy Kreme," Gaulding said in a team release provided by Red Horse Racing. "We have had a relationship with Toyota and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for several years and when the opportunity came to partner with (team owner Tom) DeLoach and Red Horse Racing it was a dream come true. Walking into that facility just three days ago and seeing the teamwork, professionalism, and how everyone was working together I knew instantly this is where I needed to be to compete in the Camping World Truck Series. Red Horse Racing, Toyota, and Triad Engines really stepped up to make this happen so quickly for me." Butch Hylton will be the crew chief for the No. 7 entry. The veteran wrench has eight wins atop the pit box in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with two of those victories coming at Martinsville. He also has eight wins atop the pit box in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. "This all came about very quickly, but a lot of hard work by everyone here at Red Horse Racing and the support from Toyota and Triad Engines made it happen," DeLoach said in a release. "I've known Gray (Gaulding) for a long time and expect him to be strong at Martinsville (Speedway)." In addition, Gaulding will partner will Precision Performance Motorsports for the remaining NASCAR K&N Pro Series East slate. He is currently third in the point standings in that series. NTS, which will field entries at Martinsville for former series champ James Buescher and Daniel Hemric , first joined forces with Gaulding in 2014. Gaulding, the youngest winner in K&N Pro Series history, drove NTS trucks in nine Camping World Truck Series races last season scoring a fourth-place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for his first top-five in a NASCAR national series. "I am very appreciative of Gray and everything that Gray Gaulding Racing did to help NTS Motorsports during their time with us," team owner Bob Newberry said in a release provided by the team. "I wish them nothing but good luck in the future." Red Horse will also field Toyotas for former Martinsville winner Timothy Peters and 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Ben Kennedy this weekend. MORE: READ: Latest NASCAR news PLAY: Sign up for Fantasy Live WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView today FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
James Buescher's team failed to put the hood pins on their car before practice causing the hood to fly open. Buescher will drive a backup car at Dover International Speedway.
James Buescher wins the Fan Appreciation 200 Presented by New Holland at Iowa Speedway.
Late race contact sends James Buescher into the outside wall setting up a mad dash to pit road for the leaders.
Defending NASCAR Campingworld Truck Series Champion James Buescher talks about running in the Kroger 250 at the Martinsville Speedway
Ryan Blaney and James Buescher attempt to bump draft, but cause a multi-car wreck while battling for the lead at Talladega.
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