Cale Gale NCWTS Preview: Phoenix International Raceway

Wild Wild West…Cale Gale makes his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for his second start of the season. Gale has one previous start at the 1.0-mile tri-oval of Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), which came at the end of the 2012 season. In that start, Gale started fourth and finished seventh.


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Chassis Info…The No. 33 team will bring Chassis TSM-215 with them to Phoenix International Raceway. This particular chassis won the pole at PIR in 2012 with Nelson Piquet Jr. behind the wheel. Piquet Jr. ultimately finished eighth in that race.


Last Time Out…The last time Gale was behind the wheel in the NCWTS was at Kentucky Speedway back in June. Gale started in the 18th spot and quickly worked his way into the top 10. After a late-race restart, Gale sought to bring home a solid finish for his TSM team, earning a 13th-place finish in his 2013 NCWTS debut.


Come Meet Me…Gale and his TSM teammates will be signing autographs on Friday starting at 12:30 p.m. local time at the Roll-Bar hospitality area, which is located behind the Turn 1 grandstands.


Watch and Listen…The NCWTS returns to Phoenix International Raceway on Friday, November 8 for the second-to-last race of the 2013 season. The Lucas Oil 150 can be seen live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m. EST. The race can also be heard live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90 and MRN Radio.


Cale Gale on returning to the Phoenix International Raceway

“I don’t have a whole lot of experience at Phoenix, but we have plenty of practice, so I should be able to get accustomed to the track. I also have full confidence in my Turner Scott Motorsports team that they will prepare us a strong Ruud truck for Friday night’s race.”