Miguel Paludo, No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet Silverado Kentucky Speedway PreviewPress Release
No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet
Kentucky Speedway – UNOH 225
June 28, 2012
No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet News and Notes
This Week’s Silverado…Miguel Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team will utilize chassis TMS-216 for this weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway. This is a brand new truck which will be making its first laps of competition when it hits the track for Thursday’s race.
Off To The Races… The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returns to action in the Bluegrass State, where Paludo will take on the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway. While the NCWTS has enjoyed two weekends off, Paludo kept busy by making his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut last weekend at Road America. Turner Motorsports captured its second NNS win of the season after fellow Brazilian native Nelson Piquet Jr. dominated the road course race on his way to his first-career win. The victory was Turner’s fifth of the season across the three series in which it competes.
My Old Kentucky Home… Kentucky Speedway was site of Paludo’s second-career NCWTS start, one of only four races he competed in during his 2010 part-time debut season. This ties the Sparta, Ky. facility with Texas Motor Speedway as the track where the Brazilian driver had the most starts (three) prior to the start of 2012. In his previous trips to Kentucky Speedway, Paludo has topped the boards in practice and had strong race runs, but accidents or other misfortunes got in the way of a strong outcome, resulting in an average finish of 22.0 at the D-shaped oval.
Diabetes Fact of the Week… Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals 20 years or older have blood glucose or A1c levels higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Studies have shown that people with prediabetes who lose weight and increase their physical activity can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and in some cases, return their blood glucose levels to normal.
Previous Race Recap… Paludo was off to a promising start in his NNS debut at Road America, qualifying in the top-10 and leading more than 16 miles around the 4.048-mile road course. However, with a top-five finish in his grasp, the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevy Impala experienced a broken sway bar arm, requiring a trip to pit road late in the race and relegating Paludo to a 29th-place finish.
Watch and Listen… The UNOH 225 can be seen live on Thursday, June 28th on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Miguel Paludo on driving at Kentucky Speedway
“I’m always excited about going to Kentucky Speedway because it was where I made only my second Truck Series start, so it’s a place where I have a bit more experience. I think the first time I went there, I was second and third in practice and we didn’t even run the third practice because our truck was so good and we didn’t want to wear out the engine. Starting out like that at a track you’ve never been to before makes you feel really comfortable and it makes you feel good about a place. In both races last year, I think we were always really good. The first race I was running top-five at the end of the race, and we just got caught up in an accident. The second race, I was running well and got loose and wrecked again.
“I’m a big fan of the track itself. It’s a racetrack with a lot of momentum and a lot of bumps as well. It’s one of the most unique places because you really feel the bumps all the time. I love it. I just want to have the same feeling I had last time, but I want to close the deal and finish well.”
- Turner Motorsports Press Release
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