Bet On Brazil...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads north for the series' only stop of the season at Michigan International Speedway. Paludo has made two visits to Michigan in the past, finishing and starting in the top 10 in both previous starts. Paludo's best start at the track (third) was earned last year with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM), while he garnered his best finish of third in 2011.
Flags Are Crossed...The most recent NCWTS race at Pocono Raceway marked the halfway point in the 22-race season. In the 11 completed events, Paludo has earned one top five, seven top 10s and has led a total of 42 laps. Paludo started from the pole in one event, and his best finish of 2013 is second.
This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 AccuDoc Solutions team will unload chassis TSM-600 this week at Michigan. TSM-600 has not finished worse than seventh in its three previous races and was driven to Paludo's career-best finish (second) in the most recent NCWTS race at Pocono Raceway.
It'll Be Worth Something...If you're at the track this weekend, stop by and meet Paludo and his TSM teammates at the NCWTS autograph session on Friday, August 16 from 4:15-5:00 p.m. EDT. The session will be held in the tent at the Turn 1 tram stop.
Watch And Listen...The Michigan National Guard 200 can be seen live on Saturday, August 17 on Fox Sports 1. Catch all the action in the cockpit as Paludo will carry an on-board camera for the television broadcast. Coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Don't Say Green Isn't Lucky...The No. 32 Chevrolet is once again going green, sporting the colors of AccuDoc Solutions this weekend. AccuDoc Solutions is based in Morrisville, N.C. and provides billing-statement printing and processing to hospitals and hospital-based physicians. In addition to paper-based billing statements, ADS enables patients to choose electronic statement delivery and make payments through secure online payment portals. Notable North Carolina based clients include Carolina's Healthcare System, the UNC Healthcare System, Sentara Healthcare, Baptist Health Care Pensacola, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Memorial Healthcare System and WakeMed. To learn more, visit www.AccuDocSolutions.com.
Previous Race Recap...Paludo was the class of the field when the NCWTS headed to the Tricky Triangle for the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway. Paludo topped the practice charts and took the green from the pole position, consistently running the fastest laps of the race and surviving multiple green/white/checkered restarts before finishing in the runner-up position.
Miguel Paludo on driving at Michigan International Speedway
"Michigan is a track where I enjoy racing and I feel like it suits my driving style. Up until last weekend, Michigan was my career-best finish, and we're bringing the same truck we brought to Pocono. That truck keeps getting better and better every time we race it, and after finishing second, the next step is bringing it to victory lane. We've been getting so close to a win, and I've got a good feeling about this weekend."