Nelson Piquet Jr. to Pilot No. 30 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet Impala NASCAR Nationwide Series Car at Bristol Motor SpeedwayPress Release
The 26-year-old Brazilian earned his first ever stock-car victory earlier this season when he took the checkered flag in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile.” In his most recent NNS start at Road America in June, Piquet Jr. claimed his first victory in one of NASCAR’s top-three touring series. Piquet Jr.’s 39 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts have resulted in one pole, nine top-fives, and 19 top-10 finishes.
Piquet Jr. on his NNS start at Bristol Motor Speedway: “After the success of my first Nationwide start of 2012, I’m more than ready to make my second. It was very important to me for it to be on an oval. I think I’ve proven that I can get around a road course quite well, so my next step is trying to prove I can do just as well on an oval. Crew chief Trent Owens and I worked very well together at Road America and I’m excited be given this opportunity again this year. Turner Motorsports has proven to be very dominant this year in both the [NASCAR] Nationwide Series and the [NASCAR Camping World] Truck Series. I’m ready to get them another win.”
The Food City 250 is scheduled to take place on August 24th and will air live on ESPN at 7:00 PM ET. Piquet Jr. is guaranteed a starting spot in the field by virtue of the No. 30′s full-time NNS status.
About Turner Motorsports:
Turner Motorsports, LLC, established in 1999, has completed its sophomore season of NASCAR competition. Owned by Texas businessman Steve Turner, the organization expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series. Turner Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C. The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors’ powerhouse team Hendrick Motorsports, which provides engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. Turner Motorsports’ marketing partners include Great Clips, BRANDT, Exide, AccuDoc Solutions, Wolfpack Rentals, Fraternal Order of Eagles ABF Freight, Qualcomm, Duroline Brakes, and KoikeAronson Ransome. For more information on Turner Motorsports, visit www.turnermotorsportsllc.com
- Turner Motorsports Press Release
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