Go Big or Go Home...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returns from an extended vacation to visit the largest track on the 2013 schedule: Talladega Superspeedway. Paludo goes into the season's biggest 'wild card' race fifth in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings. Paludo is four points behind fourth-place teammate Jeb Burton and eight points ahead of sixth-place driver Timothy Peters.
Braking Point...The No. 32 Chevrolet returns to Duroline Brakes and Components colors this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Duroline is recognized as a world-class company present all over the world with its products and services. It utilizes high technology for producing heavy-duty brake linings, guaranteeing high performance and durability on its products with very low noise level. It uses a patented production process called Wave Process, which is ecologically correct and contributes to environment preservation. For more information, visit www.duroline.com.br.
Pleased To Meet You...Paludo will join his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates at the NCWTS driver autograph session on Friday, October 18 from 2:15-3:00 p.m. local time. The autograph session will be held in the concourse under the OV Hill South Grandstand.
Vote Early and Often...The polls have opened for the 2013 NCWTS Most Popular Driver fan vote. Fans can vote once a day from each device: laptop, desktop, tablet, smart phone, etc. Be sure to place your vote for Paludo every day from now until November 15 at www.nascar.com/ncwtsmpd.
This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team will unload chassis TSM-212 this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. TSM-212 was the truck utilized in the 2013 season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway in February, where Paludo earned a seventh-place finish.
Watch And Listen...The Fred's 250 powered by Coca-Cola can be seen live Saturday, October 19 on FOX Sports 1, with coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Previous Race Recap...Paludo had the comeback of the year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the Brazilian earned a top-three finish in the Smith's 350. After taking the green flag from the seventh position, the Brazilian experienced a strong start, but a spin on lap 15 sent Paludo back to the 25th position, one lap down. The No. 32 AccuDoc Solutions team had a remarkable recovery, and Paludo quickly regained his lap and became a contender for the win, crossing the finish line in the third position.
Miguel Paludo on driving at Talladega Superspeedway
"Talladega is a big wild card race for sure. I really like restrictor plate races, but your day can go from good to bad pretty quickly. We were running really well last year and had a shot for the win, but wound up wrecking in the final turn of the race. Talladega is all about patience. There's a huge debate about whether the best strategy is to run up front or run way in back. I've had both strategies work out and I've bad both situations put me in a wreck, so it's really all about drafting with the right people and being smart on every lap. I was able to go home to Brazil during our off weeks, and now I feel relaxed and ready to get back to the track. If we can leave Talladega with a good finish, we can really secure a good place in the points for the rest of the season."