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
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
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Huge wreck comes near midpoint of NextEra Energy Resources 250 Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The bad luck associated with Friday the 13th had a one-week hangover in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as a massive 12-truck stack-up thinned the 32-truck field in Friday night's season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Starting off the year on an up note wasn't in the cards for the unfortunate dozen, all of whom had their high hopes derailed near the halfway point of the NextEra Energy Resources 250. It was the biggest melee in the 100-lap, 250-mile opener, continuing the trend of especially tense, close quarters racing across all three NASCAR national series at Daytona's Speedweeks. "It's just a product of the racing," said Timothy Peters, fifth in last year's final truck standings but crashed out in 24th place in the 2015 opener. "It's great racing. Just hope there'll be enough trucks on the race track to finish." The truck-swallowing conflagration began shortly after Ben Kennedy's No. 11 truck slowed with damage near the top lane at the end of the backstretch. When the pack stormed past on Lap 49, congestion and a hair-trigger reaction bottled up the single-file scrap among Austin Theriault, Scott Lagasse Jr. and James Buescher , snaring bystanders behind them. A blown tire on Kennedy's truck, battered from an earlier altercation, forced the second-year driver to limp his Red Horse Racing around the 2.5-mile track. With the pack bearing down on him, he was unable to steer to safety on the apron. "It was either wreck it into the pack or wreck it into the wall, and we had pretty much wreck it into the wall at that point," Kennedy said. "Stinks for these guys, it stinks for (sponsor) Local Motors and that's not the best way to start the season, but we'll get them from here." By the time the sparks and smoke died down in Turn 3, Buescher , Peters, Kennedy, John Wes Townley, Ryan Ellis, Spencer Gallagher, Chris Fontaine, Cameron Hayley, Daniel Hemric and Todd Peck had piled in. Theriault and Johnny Sauter also were involved but to a lesser degree. Though several drivers involved made the mandatory trip to the infield care center, all emerged unhurt but with stories of scary views to share. "It was funny. I saw kind of the obvious -- cars starting to collide -- and then I saw my hood all over my windshield for the rest of it," said Gallagher, who started 10th. "Sadly, there wasn't much to be done. … This is but a setback. We know what we are and what we've got for this year." Said Hayley, a product of the NASCAR Next program: "I was following the 05 of John Wes Townley and all I saw was smoke. Just white smoke and I tried to go to the outside and just couldn't get there and next thing you know my hood is crunched and I was sideways." 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