Five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers To Watch In 2013

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James Buescher Set To Defend His Championship

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The 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season was the best season James Buescher has had up to date, and in 2013 he will be one to watch as he is set to defend his championship.

Heading into the new season not only will Buescher have several eyes on him as the defending champion, but to see if he can replicate his success from the 2012 season. Last season not only did Buescher capture his first championship but he also captured his first ever Trucks win and his first NASCAR win at the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona. By the end of the season he went on to capture four truck series wins and helped clinch the owners title for Turner Motorsports.

In 2012 Buescher was a part of the 16 different winners of the season.

Going into 2013 Buescher not only looks to repeat as champion but to continue the success that the newly re-branded Turner Scott Motorsports achieved in 2012.

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Ty Dillon Looks For The Championship He Missed

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After having the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship within grasp in the 2012 season, Ty Dillon will be looking forward to attempt to win the championship he almost had.

Throughout his rookie season in 2012 Dillon kept himself on top of the point standings. At one time in the season Dillon lead the point standings and set himself up as a championship competitor.

During the 2012 season finale Dillon went in within the top three in points in one of the tightest championship battles. Within the final laps of the race Dillon was in reach of his first title but after getting caught in a wreck the championship hopes went away.

In his first NASCAR season Dillon finishes fourth in the point standings with a win at Atlanta, three pole wins, seven top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. Going into the new season Dillon will be looking to keep up the consistency he had in 2012 and hopes to remain a championship contender.

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Timothy Peters Looks To Capture His First Title After His Best Season

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Throughout the 2012 season Timothy Peters had a glimpse of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title but fell short at the end.

The 2012 season gave Peters one of his best chances to compete for the Truck Series championship as he went on to capture two wins in the season. Last season gave him his best shot to win within the last five seasons as his second place finish in the points gave him his best finish.

By the end of last season Peters captured two wins, two poles, 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes.

Going into the new season Peters gets another opportunity to compete for a title that he almost had. Within the season Peters held the lead in the standings and seemed to be on his way to the title. At Homestead he was within the three drivers eligible to compete for the championship but fell short.

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Joey Coulter Looks To Be Competitive With His New Team

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After two seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Joey Coulter is ready to compete for the championship after his best season to date.

Throughout the 2012 season Coulter went on to improve from his rookie season the previous year. The 2012 season saw Coulter capture his first Trucks win at Pocono as well as his first pole award. Towards the end of the season Coulter finished a career best third place in the points standings with a win, eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes.

Going into the new season Coulter will now join Kyle Busch Motorsports after starting his NASCAR career with Richard Childress Motorsports. After finishing in third along with his improvements expect to see Coulter compete for more wins and the title.

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Ryan Blaney Goes To The Truck Series Full Time

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After arriving into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series halfway into the season, NASCAR Next 9 member Ryan Blaney made an impact.

Within one of the Truck Series historic seasons with 16 different winners, not only did Blaney join the list of winners but he also made history in the process. During the race at Iowa Blaney captured his first Truck Series win and also took the record for the youngest truck series winner, a record previously held by Kyle Busch.

Going into the 2013 season Blaney will race in the truck series full-time for Brad Keselowski Racing after racing for the team part-time in 2012. The new opportunity for Blaney allows him to compete for a title and after ending his 2012 season with a win, two top-five and five top-10 finishes in nine starts.

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With the testing sessions at Daytona and Charlotte in the books as the start of the 2013 season for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has to wait until Daytona in February.

As the days remaining until the start of the season now within less than a month, the truck series drivers will be anxious to get back to the track. In less than a month the first green flag of the season will wave and the trucks will be the first of NASCAR’s series to begin racing for a championship.

Going into the 2013 season many drivers will be competing for their chance to be called truck series champion, meanwhile for the defending champion he will be looking to repeat his dominance and to continue his reign as champion. Others will be looking for their championship that could have been in the previous season or for the one that got away.

Heading into the new season many drivers will attempt to race and qualify into every race in their quest to become champion but in 2013 there will be five drivers that will be some of the top competitors in the series and ones to keep an eye on. James Buescher, Ty Dillon, Ryan Blaney, Timothy Peters, and Joey Coulter will be the drivers to look out for in the upcoming season.

After being one of the most competitive and the series with the closest battle for a championship in the 2012 season, the 2013 season will be one to look forward to within all of NASCAR. Most of the five drivers were within the drivers racing for the title last season and they played a major role in one of the most historic seasons in the series.

With less than a month to the official start of the season at Daytona International Speedway, it’s time for these drivers to prepare for another opportunity at the championship.

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James Buescher Set To Defend His Championship

buescher
Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

The 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season was the best season James Buescher has had up to date, and in 2013 he will be one to watch as he is set to defend his championship.

Heading into the new season not only will Buescher have several eyes on him as the defending champion, but to see if he can replicate his success from the 2012 season. Last season not only did Buescher capture his first championship but he also captured his first ever Trucks win and his first NASCAR win at the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona. By the end of the season he went on to capture four truck series wins and helped clinch the owners title for Turner Motorsports.

In 2012 Buescher was a part of the 16 different winners of the season.

Going into 2013 Buescher not only looks to repeat as champion but to continue the success that the newly re-branded Turner Scott Motorsports achieved in 2012.

2 of 5

Ty Dillon Looks For The Championship He Missed

dillon
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

After having the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship within grasp in the 2012 season, Ty Dillon will be looking forward to attempt to win the championship he almost had.

Throughout his rookie season in 2012 Dillon kept himself on top of the point standings. At one time in the season Dillon lead the point standings and set himself up as a championship competitor.

During the 2012 season finale Dillon went in within the top three in points in one of the tightest championship battles. Within the final laps of the race Dillon was in reach of his first title but after getting caught in a wreck the championship hopes went away.

In his first NASCAR season Dillon finishes fourth in the point standings with a win at Atlanta, three pole wins, seven top-five and 17 top-10 finishes. Going into the new season Dillon will be looking to keep up the consistency he had in 2012 and hopes to remain a championship contender.

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Timothy Peters Looks To Capture His First Title After His Best Season

peters
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout the 2012 season Timothy Peters had a glimpse of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title but fell short at the end.

The 2012 season gave Peters one of his best chances to compete for the Truck Series championship as he went on to capture two wins in the season. Last season gave him his best shot to win within the last five seasons as his second place finish in the points gave him his best finish.

By the end of last season Peters captured two wins, two poles, 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes.

Going into the new season Peters gets another opportunity to compete for a title that he almost had. Within the season Peters held the lead in the standings and seemed to be on his way to the title. At Homestead he was within the three drivers eligible to compete for the championship but fell short.

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Joey Coulter Looks To Be Competitive With His New Team

coulter
Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR

After two seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Joey Coulter is ready to compete for the championship after his best season to date.

Throughout the 2012 season Coulter went on to improve from his rookie season the previous year. The 2012 season saw Coulter capture his first Trucks win at Pocono as well as his first pole award. Towards the end of the season Coulter finished a career best third place in the points standings with a win, eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes.

Going into the new season Coulter will now join Kyle Busch Motorsports after starting his NASCAR career with Richard Childress Motorsports. After finishing in third along with his improvements expect to see Coulter compete for more wins and the title.

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Ryan Blaney Goes To The Truck Series Full Time

blaney
Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

After arriving into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series halfway into the season, NASCAR Next 9 member Ryan Blaney made an impact.

Within one of the Truck Series historic seasons with 16 different winners, not only did Blaney join the list of winners but he also made history in the process. During the race at Iowa Blaney captured his first Truck Series win and also took the record for the youngest truck series winner, a record previously held by Kyle Busch.

Going into the 2013 season Blaney will race in the truck series full-time for Brad Keselowski Racing after racing for the team part-time in 2012. The new opportunity for Blaney allows him to compete for a title and after ending his 2012 season with a win, two top-five and five top-10 finishes in nine starts.


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