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James Buescher Looks To Continue Stout Runs In Milwaukee

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  James Buescher, Governor’s Cup 200

James Buescher Looks To Continue Stout Runs In Milwaukee

Chris Knight
Country Joe Racing
August 23, 2007


WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin (Thursday, August 23, 2007) – - ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) rookie James Buescher has competed in four events this season and in each of those four races, Buescher has impressed. Not to mention that his ARCA debut was greeted with a thrilling and stunning victory at USA International Speedway In March.

Five months have passed since the night that Buescher etched his name into the

ARCA record books by becoming the youngster winner in series history. And as the ARCA RE/MAX Series heads to The Milwaukee Mile this weekend, Buescher would like to grab some attention by putting his Country Joe Racing team in contention for the biggest race weekend of the track’s 2007 schedule.

“I’m feeling pretty good right now,” said Buescher, who enters Milwaukee feeling refreshed following a strong seventh place finish in the dirt at Illinois State Fairgrounds last Sunday. “I truly enjoy competing for Country Joe Racing, I’m hoping the cards will play our way and we can be in position to score the win on Sunday.”

Last year at The Milwaukee Mile, Blake Bjorklund scored the ARCA SIM Factory pole award but finished 18th. This year, Buescher knows he has the equipment to finish what the team started.

“Country Joe Racing has some of the best equipment on the circuit,” Buescher stated. “I have yet to win an ARCA SIM Factory pole award and this race is relatively close for them. I think practice is crucial for us. The more time on the track, the better we can position ourselves for the rest of the weekend.”

Sunday’s race will also surprisingly mark the second consecutive week that Buescher will pilot the No. 32 Dodge Charger.

“Momentum is everything in racing,” sounded Buescher. “ Milwaukee will be my fifth race in ARCA this year. We’ve run very strong each and every race. The team has some momentum carrying over from Springfield (Illinois State Fairgrounds), which I think for a driver gives the extra incentive to go out the next week and try a little harder.”

“It’s very easy working for a team like Country Joe Racing. Crew Chief Mike Chaffee is very talented. I can tell him what’s wrong with the car, he can make an adjustment and the car literally comes to life. That’s important for a driver. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been able to deliver the finishes we have. Again, I have a good feeling about Sunday’s race.”

Nate Thiesse, Director of Operations for County Joe Racing offered, “James has done an absolutely tremendous job for Country Joe Racing and we’re looking forward to the same type of effort and performance this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile. James has been able to prove it doesn’t matter what type of track we throw him on, he can be competitive. With that, we know we have a good chance at another win on Sunday.”

Mercedes Homes and Red Line Oil will sponsor the No. 32 Dodge this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile.

The Governor’s Cup 200 (200 laps/200 miles) is the 17th of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 10th ARCA race held at The Milwaukee Mile is a two day show. Practice begins Saturday August 25 with an hour and 15 minute session planned from 1:00pm-2:15pm. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:15pm Local Time. The event will take the green flag Sunday August 26 shortly after 12:00pm Local Time. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com.

For more on Country Joe Racing, please visit CountryJoeRacing.com

James Buescher, Country Joe Racing, The Milwaukee Mile,

Notes of Interest:

· James Buescher will make his fifth career ARCA start Sunday. In his previous four efforts, Buescher scored the win in the inaugural ARCA RE/MAX Series event at USA International Speedway (Lakeland) while posting a clean sixth place run at Salem Speedway in April before returning to the top-five at Berlin Raceway with a stout third place effort in July. Last weekend Buescher made his dirt track debut showing further talent by reeling in a seventh place finish.

· Last year Country Joe Racing finished 18th after starting on the ARCA SIM Factory pole with driver Blake Bjorklund aboard. In 2005, the organization finished second after delivering a third place qualifying effort with ARCA RE/MAX Series Rookie-of-the-Year driver Joey Miller.

· James Buescher will make 800 left hand turns on Sunday.

· Country Joe Racing sits eighth in the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series car owner standings entering Springfield . The organization, who has fielded a car for a number of drivers this season, is 15 markers from seventh place controlled by car owner Grace Sheltra (No. 60). 95 points separate CJR from sixth in the car owner standings currently held by Clarence Brewer. The team maintained their spot from last week, but gained valuable points on their competition ahead following James Buescher’s outstanding run last Sunday.

· James Buescher joins Michael Annett, Todd Hansen and Joey Miller as the only repeat drivers for Country Joe Racing this season. Buescher will make his fifth start for CJR this season. The team has fielded a car for Ryan Howard (Daytona), James Buescher (USA International Speedway, Salem, Berlin, Springfield and Milwaukee), Joey Miller (Nashville and Pocono - August), Todd Hansen (Kansas and Kentucky), Dan Fredrickson (Winchester), Matt Merrell (Toledo), Michael Annett (Iowa and Nashville - August), Johnny Sauter (Pocono - June), Chris Wimmer (Michigan) and Brian Scott (Kentucky – July) this season.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
NAME: Chris Knight, County Joe Racing
PHONE: 239.834.9797
EMAIL: knight849@aol.com

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