Miguel Paludo NCWTS Preview: Phoenix International Raceway

Rise Like A Phoenix…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) makes its final trip west in 2013 for the penultimate race of the season, the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. Miguel Paludo has two previous starts at Phoenix, with his best finish of 14th coming in 2012.


Green Means Go…The No. 32 Chevrolet is once again going green, sporting the colors of AccuDoc Solutions this week at Phoenix International Raceway. 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.


Be Aware…November is American Diabetes Month, with World Diabetes Day falling on November 14. Paludo, who was diagnosed with the disease at age 21, is especially focused on bringing awareness to the cause this month. The No. 32 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet will sport a special American Diabetes Association ‘Stop Diabetes Now’ decal on its tonneau cover in support of the 26 million people living with diabetes in the United States.


Here’s Your Sign…Paludo will join his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates at the NCWTS driver autograph session on Friday, November 8 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. local time. The autograph session will be held next to the Budweiser Roll-Bar behind Turns 1 and 2.


Vote For Me…The polls are still open 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 AccuDoc Solutions team will unload chassis TSM-604 this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. TSM-604 is a brand-new, new-generation chassis, which will make its first laps this weekend in the Lucas Oil 150.


Watch And Listen…The Lucas Oil 150 can be seen live on Friday, November 8 with pre-race coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST on FOX Sports 1. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.


Previous Race Recap…Paludo was a threat early on in the weekend as the NCWTS prepared for its second battle of the season at Texas Motor Speedway. After leading the first practice session and qualifying in the top five, Paludo appeared to have the truck to beat in the WInStar World Casino 350. However, early contact and a free condition hurt the No. 32 team early on, preventing them from bringing Anderson’s Maple Syrup to victory lane in their first race with Turner Scott Motorsports.


Miguel Paludo on driving at Phoenix International Raceway

“Phoenix is an interesting track and always a fun place to go back to; it isn’t like anywhere else we go. The dog leg on the backstretch makes it unique and no two turns are the same. I think the key is not over-driving Turn 1 and track position. You’ll see a lot of different strategies to get track position throughout the race. We’re bringing a new truck, one of our new generation trucks, so I think that we have the ability to be really competitive when we get there. We’re so close to the end of the season and it’s so important to me that we finish 2013 strong.”