James Buescher is making the move to full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series competition in 2014 by moving from Turner Scott Motorsports to RAB Racing. He'll be behind the wheel of the No. 99 Toyota. His crew chief will be Chris Rice.
"My first couple of years in NASCAR have been a dream come true, and I can't thank Turner Scott Motorsports enough for the opportunity they have given me to develop my skills," Buescher, the 2012 Camping World Truck Series champion, said. "I am very excited to be able to take the next step in my career, and I couldn't be more thrilled about the opportunity that RAB Racing is giving me to run full-time in the Nationwide Series. I am really excited to get back behind the wheel of a Toyota, and I am looking forward to driving their cars next year. RAB Racing is a solid organization with great people. I can't wait to get to work with them."
Over the course of his Truck Series career, in addition to a series championship in 2012, Buescher has also racked up six truck wins in 116 race starts. He already has some Nationwide experience, competing in 58 races that have resulted in one win, four top-fives and 14 top-10 finishes.
"Everyone at RAB Racing is honored to have James come on board to drive our No. 99 Toyota Camry," car owner Robby Benton said. "James has a tremendous amount of talent and experience, and we feel like he will take our program to the next level. I'm looking forward to what will likely be a very special season, not only for our team, but all of our partners as well. This is a great addition to the Toyota family, and I'm proud James saw the strength in our team to further his career."