Buescher, Turner set to defend title

Truck champ James Buescher, Turner Motorsports announce plans to defend title

James Buescher is returning with his championship-winning team to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2013.

Turner Motorsports officially announced that Buescher is returning on Thursday. He will also run in select Nationwide Series races with the organization. He is seeking to become the Truck series' first back-to-back champion.

He will drive at least 15 races with sponsorship from Rheem.

Buescher won the Truck title last season with four wins and 14 top-10 finishes, 10 of them top fives. It was the first tNASCAR title for both the driver and Turner.

In addition to his Truck success in 2012, Buescher won the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

"Last season was a dream come true for me," he said. "I had always dreamt of winning a NASCAR championship. I am most excited about the opportunity to compete to become the first driver to win the NCWTS championship in back-to-back seasons. I look forward to working with the entire Turner Motorsports organization and Rheem on our quest to keep the NCWTS championship at Turner Motorsports."

Michael Shelton is also returning as Buescher's Truck crew chief.

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