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Jun 02, 2013
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Nelson Piquet Jr. Leaves Dover International Speedway with a 20th-place Finish
Press Release

Nelson Piquet Jr. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images)
Nelson Piquet Jr. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky / Getty Images)
DOVER, Del. (June 1, 2013) - Making his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon, Nelson Piquet Jr. looked to tame the famous “Monster Mile” in the 5-hour ENERGY 200. Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team started the weekend by qualifying 22nd at the 1.0-mile concrete oval. After battling all afternoon, Piquet Jr. brought the No.30 WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro home in 20th place.

Shortly after the green flag dropped at Dover International Speedway, Piquet Jr. and the rest of the field settled into the 200-mile race. After a long green-flag run, Piquet Jr. found himself in the 22nd spot, one lap down, when the first caution of the day came out on lap 47 for an accident in Turn 2 . After receiving the free pass, and returning to the lead lap, crew chief Chris Carrier called Piquet Jr. down pit road to change four tires and add fuel to the No. 30 WORX Yard Tools Camaro. Piquet Jr. was able to maintain his position and restart the 200-lap race from the 22nd spot.

Shortly after the restart, Piquet Jr. radioed to his crew that his WORX Yard Tools Camaro was a tick tight in Turns 1 and 2, but that the car was stable. The Brasilia, Brazil native was able to hold on to his 22nd-place position until the second caution of the day came out on lap 80. Carrier again decided to bring the No. 30 down pit road for tires, fuel and adjustments. After a quick pit stop by the WORX Yard Tools team, Piquet Jr. gained several positions and restarted the race on lap 84 in the 18th position.

After another long green-flag run, Piquet Jr. found himself in the 20th position on lap 114 when the third caution of the day came out. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender brought the No. 30 Chevy down pit road for four fresh Goodyear Tires and Sunoco Race fuel. Piquet Jr. gained one spot on pit road and lined up 19th for the restart on lap 120. The final caution of the day came out on lap 163 for a spin off Turn 4. Piquet Jr. and his crew would make one more pit stop and restart from the 17th position on lap 166. Piquet Jr. continued to battle and learn his way around the Monster Mile for the remaining portion of the race, bringing the WORX Yard Tools Camaro home in 20th place.

“I would like to thank all my guys on this No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team for all of their hard work this weekend,” Piquet Jr. said. “It was hot and slick out there today. We made strides during the middle part of the race, and hopefully we can use that information when we come back here in the fall. My guys made great pit stops all day and we all kept battling. We will move on to Iowa and hopefully come home with a great finish.”

About Turner Scott Motorsports:

Turner Scott Motorsports was established in 1999 and has become one of the most successful organizations in NASCAR by combining the business acumen and shared passion for racing of co-owners Steve Turner and Harry Scott Jr. This season will mark the fourth season of full-time NASCAR competition for the organization, which 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. The team earned its first championship when James Buescher captured the NCWTS title in 2012. Turner Scott 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. For more information on Turner Scott Motorsports, visit www.TurnerScottMotorsports.com.

About WORX Yard Tools:

Established in 1994, WORX Yard Tools USA, based in Charlotte NC, is one of the fastest growing companies serving the global power equipment market today. A diversified manufacturer and marketer of a complete range of electric-powered lawn and garden equipment and related products, WORX has over 4000 employees worldwide. The WORX line-up includes innovative grass trimmers, chainsaws, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, blowers and more. All WORX products are emission-free and feature intuitive functions, tool-less adjustments and best-of-industry ergonomics. You can find WORX yard tools at retailers such as Lowe’s, Walmart, Sears, Amazon.com and local lawn & garden dealers. More information is available on the company’s website at www.WORX.com

Source: Turner Scott Motorsports Press Release




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