Saturday, April 1, 2023

James Buescher Returning to NIECE Motorsports for Season Opener at Daytona

AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 08: James Buescher, driver of the #99 Rheem Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion James Buescher will return to NIECE Motorsports once again in 2021, piloting the No. 44 FHE/GR Energy Services Chevrolet Silverado in the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

“I’m very thankful for another great opportunity for me to get behind the wheel of a Niece Motorsports Silverado, especially at Daytona,” said Buescher.  “Being away from the sport for over five years heading to Texas last fall, I went in with realistic expectations.  I was able to knock the rust off and accomplish my goals.  I am looking forward to kicking the season off with a great team like Niece Motorsports and if all goes well, we’ll find ourselves fighting for the checkered flag with our FHE, GR Energy Services Chevy Silverado.”

The Texas-native has five NCWTS starts at Daytona International Speedway,  with a best finish of ninth in 2011.

Buescher will race with support from FHE and GR Energy Services.  The FracLock system, manufactured by FHE, is a combination of new technologies that makes well sites safer, more efficient, and lowers the cost of operations.  This innovation redefines frac.

GR Energy Services is a completions solutions company offering cased hole wireline logging and perforating services to the oil and gas industry. Using GR’s industry leading proprietary ZIP Intervention Platform technology, customers are increasing the efficiency of their operations, lowering overall costs, and increasing the profitability of their wells. Through innovation and collaboration, GR is committed safely deliver a more profitable well.

“We’re excited to have James back with our Niece Motorsports team at Daytona,” said Niece Motorsports General Manager Cody Efaw.  “James has a lot of experience in these trucks, especially at Daytona.  We are ready to get this season started.  There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into building these superspeedway trucks.  Our team has been working nonstop this offseason. We’re ready to get on track and get the season started.”

In 2015, Buescher made the move from being a full-time NASCAR driver to becoming a success REALTOR® in the Houston, Texas market, where he and his wife, Kris, currently operate The Buescher Group at Compass Real Estate.

Buescher will take the green flag at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET, airing live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at

Related Articles


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected


Latest Articles