Turner Motorsports driver and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship contender, James Buescher, will share a unique opportunity leading up to the Kansas Lottery 300. Turner Motorsports has partnered with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, to allow the driver and several of the club’s players the chance to experience one another’s sports. Buescher will join the club on the field for a practice session on Thursday, October 6th, while the players will join Buescher’s team in the pits on Saturday afternoon for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway.
Before heading out to represent Sporting Kansas City on the track, Buescher will swap his driving shoes for a pair of cleats and work out with the team on Thursday. The exciting opportunity will be a first for the 21-year-old driver who has steadily been making his way up the NASCAR ranks. Buescher, currently second in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings, will make his eighth NASCAR Nationwide Series start of the season at Kansas Speedway. In 2011, the Plano, Texas-native has picked up one top-five and three top-10 finishes, bringing his career-total to one top-five and five top-10 finishes with two pole awards over 30 starts.
Sporting Kansas City is currently in their 16th year as a Major League Soccer (MLS) club. In 2011, the organization celebrated the opening of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, a brand new, $200 million soccer-specific stadium, directly across the street from Kansas Speedway. Winners of the 2000 MLS Cup, the 2000 MLS Supporters’ Shield and the 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Sporting Kansas City currently sits in first place in the Eastern Conference and is one of only five MLS clubs to have won all three major domestic titles. The club is thrilled about the opportunity to work/collaborate with young driver as well as giving several of their players the chance to experience a day in the life of another young athlete.