Buescher’s RAB Racing team hit with Bristol penalty

James Buescher is a former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.

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The No. 99 RAB Racing team of James Buescher, the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion who is in his first full season of Nationwide Series competition, has been penalized as a result of a rules violation committed during last weekend’s Nationwide event at Bristol Motor Speedway.

During Saturday’s race, the No. 99 Toyota committed a P3 level penalty by violating Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20A-2.3A (added car weight; improperly attached weight; loss of weight during the event) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

As a result, crew chief Chris Rice has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, car chief John Guerra has also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

Buescher finished 13th, the first driver one lap down, in the 300-lap race.

The Plano, Texas native is eighth in the Nationwide Series standings after four races.