Buescher & Dillon Ready For Title Fight
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After picking up his first win of the season two weeks ago at Kentucky Speedway and jumping three spots to third in the standings, Ty Dillon proved that he is a contender for the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title.
Dillon captured his first NCWTS win of the season and second in his career in the UNOH 225 and said the win couldn’t have come at a better time for him and his team.
“I don’t know what it is that fits our driving style, but we were just comfortable with it (Kentucky Speedway),” said Dillon. “Marcus (Richmond) and the guys did an awesome job of dialing the (truck) in throughout the night.”
Reigning champion James Buescher hopes his first top-five run of the season is a sign of things to come in his efforts to defend his title. For Buescher, picking up the solid finish is just what his team needed.
“It was a great night for our Fraternal Order of Eagles team,” said Buescher. “We have been having great runs all season long, but we just haven’t had the finishes we were looking for. I feel like we are finally starting to get the results we deserve, and I am confident that we’ll be in Victory Lane very soon.”
Last season, Buescher used four wins on 1.5-mile tracks to put him in championship contention that eventually led him and his team to celebrate their first championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.
The defending champion has struggled throughout the first third of the season with only four top-10 finishes and one Keystone Light Pole Award (Kansas). He’ll be looking to continue his move up the standings this weekend at Iowa Speedway, where Timothy Peters is the defending race winner.