ABF Racing is in its eighth year as a marketing partner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. For 2012, ABF is set to be the primary sponsor for the No. 30 ABF Chevrolet Impala in four NASCAR Nationwide Series events (listed below). ABF will be an associate sponsor throughout the season.
Owned by Turner Motorsports, the No. 30 ABF Chevy is driven by NASCAR veteran driver James Buescher.
- March 3
Phoenix International Raceway
Bashas’ Supermarkets 200
- May 26
Charlotte Motor Speedway
- July 28
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- September 7
Richmond International Raceway
The 2012 Nationwide Series begins on February 25 with the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speeway.
“ABF is very excited to return to Nationwide Series racing for our eighth year,” said Russ Aikman, ABF director of marketing. “We’re also pleased to have the No. 30 ABF Chevrolet Impala driven by James Buescher. We look forward to an exciting season as James contends for the 2012 driver’s championship.”
Buescher won his first racing championship at 14-years-old, competing in the Bandolero Young Gun Series at Texas Motor Speedway. The following year he moved onto the Legend Series and in 2006 partnered with Turner Motorsports to run in the ASA Late Model Series, where he captured the championship, Rookie-of-the-Year award, and Most Popular Driver award. Over the next two years he raced in various national stock car series, making his ARCA Racing Series, NCWTS, and NNS debuts. In his sixth NNS start, in Braun Racing’s No. 32 entry, he claimed his first NASCAR pole award (Memphis Motorsports Park, 2008).