Nelson Piquet Jr., No. 30 Drink B Chevrolet Silverado Kentucky Speedway PreviewPress Release
No. 30 Drink B Chevrolet
Kentucky Speedway II – Kentucky 201
September 21, 2012
No. 30 Drink B Chevrolet News and Notes
This Week’s Silverado…The Turner Motorsports No. 30 team will be using chassis TMS-218 for Friday night’s Kentucky 201 at Kentucky Speedway. TMS-218 is a powerhouse for the Turner Motorsports team after claiming a Keystone Light pole award at Pocono Raceway and Piquet Jr.’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) win at Michigan International Speedway.
Last Race Recap… Nelson Piquet Jr. made his third start at Iowa Speedway, and after starting from the third spot, the Brazilian native went on to capture his tenth top-10 of the season.The No. 30 truck battled with the leaders throughout the night before differing pit strategies and numerous cautions late in the race relegated Piquet Jr. to a sixth-place finish.
Kentucky: Take Two… Piquet Jr. will be looking for redemption as he returns to Kentucky Speedway for their second race of the 2012 schedule. The Brazilian’s luck quickly ran out during the June 28th race, as a multi-truck wreck ended the No. 30 team’s night by lap 68. In past races, Piquet Jr. has led a total of 42 laps at the Sparta, Kentucky track.
A Different Kind of Racetrack… Prior to hitting the track at Kentucky Speedway, Piquet Jr. and teammates Miguel Paludo, James Buescher, Justin Allgaier and Brad Sweet will head to Churchill Downs, home of horse racing’s most prestigious event and the first jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, the Kentucky Derby. The drivers will tour the 137-year-old facility which houses and trains world-class thoroughbreds year-round in addition to hosting live horse racing in spring and fall meets.
50th Race Festivities… The Kentucky 201 event marks Piquet Jr’s 50th start since beginning in NASCAR. The 50 starts is a combination of his NCWTS efforts, as well as his four NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts. In celebration of this achievement, fans of Piquet Jr. can log on to his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NelsonAngeloPiquet) to enter to win numerous prizes. Fans have to simply list their top-five NASCAR memories from Piquet Jr.’s 50 NASCAR starts.
Watch LIVE… Tune in to catch this week’s NCWTS race from Kentucky Speedway live on SPEED on Friday, September 21st at 7:30 pm EST, with pre-race coverage starting at 7:00 pm EST. For even more coverage, you can also tune in to MRN Radio or SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR channel 90.
Nelson Piquet Jr. on returning to Kentucky Speedway-
“Our track record is not the best at Kentucky, so I’m definitely looking for some redemption. I really do like the track, and we’ve always qualified well there, but our results have not shown what we’re capable of here. The truck we’re bringing is the one we won with at Michigan Speedway, so hopefully we can get the same results with it in Kentucky.
Nelson Piquet Jr. NCWTS results at Kentucky Speedway:
Top 5: 1
Top 10: 1
Laps Led: 0
Average Start: 2.7
Average Finish: 18.3
Source: Turner Motorsports Press Release
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