Friday The 13th...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to the Windy City for the EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 13. Paludo has two previous starts at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, with a best finish of eighth in 2011. Paludo has also started in the top 10 in both of his previous visits to Chicago.
Sejam Bem-Vindos (Welcome)...The No. 32 Chevrolet is extra colorful this weekend as BRANDT do Brasil comes on board for the first time this season. BRANDT do Brasil, the focal point for BRANDT's growth strategies in Brazil, is headquartered in Sao Paulo and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brandt Consolidated, Inc. A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions-Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support-serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT's focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply. For more information, visit BRANDT on the web at: www.brandt.co
This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 BRANDT do Brasil team will unload chassis TSM-600 this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. TSM-600 has never started or finished outside the top 10 in the four races in which it has been utilized, earning the pole position and a best finish of second at Pocono Raceway. The truck has both an average start and average finish of sixth, and most recently hit the track at Michigan International Speedway where Paludo finished fifth.
Watch And Listen...The EnjoyIllinois.com 225 can be seen live Friday, September 13 on FOX Sports 1, with coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Previous Race Recap...Paludo entered the weekend at Iowa Speedway with momentum on his side and the "perfect" truck before a stuck throttle resulted in a mid-practice wreck, forcing the No. 32 team to utilize a backup for the Fan Appreciation 200. Paludo and crew persevered in a truck that did not make a lap of practice, fighting back from a lap down to finish 14th.
Miguel Paludo on driving at Chicagoland Speedway
"I can't wait to get to Chicagoland. I'm very proud to be representing BRANDT do Brasil. A lot of people think of Brazil as beaches and big cities, but agriculture and companies like BRANDT play a huge role in many parts of the country, including in the south where I grew up. Chicagoland is BRANDT's home track and they always have a huge number of guests supporting our team at the racetrack. I don't think there would be anything more special than to go to victory lane in front of BRANDT while representing my home country. I've run well in Chicago in the past and we're bringing a chassis that we've been very successful with so far, so I think this is going to be a great weekend."