Turner Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

Nelson Piquet Jr.

No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet

Michigan International Speedway - VFW 200

August 18, 2012


 

No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet News and Notes

  • This Week's Silverado...The No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet Silverado team will bring chassis TMS-218 to Michigan International Speedway's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) VFW 200. This chassis is making a quick turnaround, after debuting at Pocono Raceway earlier this month.
  • Happy Birthday Nelson Piquet Sr... Piquet Jr's father celebrates his 60th birthday this coming Friday, August the 17th. As a tribute to his fathers racing career success, Piquet Jr. is running a special image on his bed top of his father's first racecar, a "Super V" he used to win his first National Championship.
  • Rally It Up... Piquet Jr. took advantage of the most recent NCWTS off-weekend to get behind the wheel of a Rally car in Curitiba, Brazil. The 27-year-old tested the winning car from the Brazilian Rally Championship at a 3.5-km closed course. This experience was another check off Piquet Jr.'s adrenaline-filled bucket list.
  • Last Race Recap... Piquet Jr. claimed the track qualifying record and his second Keystone Light Pole Award of 2012 at Pocono Raceway on August 4th. This was Piquet Jr.'s seventh top-10 start of the 2012 NCWTS season. Piquet Jr. pulled away from the field with a 3.2-second lead and went on to lead 33 laps of the Pocono Mountains 125 before crossing the finish line in the third position.
  • Appearing...Piquet Jr. will be signing autographs this Friday August 17th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm as part of Michigan International Speedway's NCWTS open garage and autograph session. Piquet Jr. will also be giving pace-car rides around the two-mile track for some previously selected lucky fans.
  • Follow me...To keep up with Piquet Jr.'s day-to-day life, give him a follow on Twitter, @NelsonPiquet and for a pictorial version, give him a follow on Instagram, "PiquetJr."
  • Watch LIVE... This week's NCWTS race from Michigan International Raceway will be live on SPEED, Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at 12:30 pm EST, with pre-race coverage starting at 12:00 pm EST. For even more coverage, you can also tune in to MRN Radio or SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR channel 90.

 

Nelson Piquet Jr. on returning to Michigan International Raceway -

 

"Michigan International Raceway was one of the first tracks I drove on when I first started in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. My last race in Pocono was heartbreaking for me; I really thought it was going to be my first victory in the No. 30 Chevrolet Silverado. We're bringing the same truck this weekend, and my team built a fast one. Maybe this weekend I can finally get my team the win they deserve."

 

 

 

 

Nelson Piquet Jr. NCWTS results at Michigan International Speedway:

Starts: 2

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 1

Laps Led: 0

Average Start: 11.0

Average Finish: 13.0

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Black and Silver Turner

James Buescher

No. 31 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet

Michigan International Speedway - VFW 200 

August 18, 2012

 

 

No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet News and Notes

  • This Week's Silverado...The No. 31 Wolfpack Chevrolet Silverado team will bring chassis TMS-214 to Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. In only five uses, chassis TMS-214 has earned three wins (Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, and Chicagoland Speedway) and a runner-up finish (Pocono Raceway) for the Turner Motorsports team.
  • Last Race Recap... Buescher captured his sixth top-five at Pocono Raceway. After qualifying in the fifth position, Buescher went on to lead six laps of the 50-lap event. After a few tricky restarts late in the race, Buescher captured a second-place finish at the "tricky triangle."
  • Welcome Back... Turner Motorsports welcomes back Wolfpack Rentals to the No. 31 truck at Michigan International Speedway. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Wolfpack Rentals is a premier provider of oilfield services. Wolfpack Rentals, L.L.C., employs approximately 30 field, marketing and administrative personnel in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and West Virginia. The Wolfpack Rentals rental fleet includes modular buildings, living quarters, generators, light towers, water and sewer systems, forklifts, man-lifts, communication systems and drill pipes.
  • Appearing...Buescher will be signing autographs this Friday August 17th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm as part of Michigan International Speedway's NCWTS open garage and autograph session.
  • Watch LIVE... This week's NCWTS race from Michigan International Raceway will be live on SPEED, Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at 12:30 pm EST, with pre-race coverage starting at 12:00 pm EST. For even more coverage, you can also tune in to MRN Radio or SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR channel 90.

 

Buescher on returning to Michigan International Raceway -

"I'm more than ready to head to Michigan this weekend. After racing in the No. 30 Nationwide car there earlier this season, I was able to get a feeling for the changes that come after paving a track. It's going to be a fast race for sure, and with a ton of room to be able to move around, it's going to be a great race for fans as well. The truck we're coming with has given my team great results, so hopefully we can get another great finish this weekend."

 

 

 

  

 

 James Buescher NCWTS results at Michigan International Speedway:

Starts: 2  

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 1  

Top 10: 1 

Laps Led: 0 

Average Start: 7.0

Average Finish: 10.0

 
 

Black and Silver Turner

Miguel Paludo

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet

Michigan International Speedway - VFW 200 

August 18, 2012

 

 
 

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet News and Notes

  • Brazilian in the Irish Hills...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads from the Pocono mountains to the Irish Hills of Michigan for the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Paludo has one previous start at the 2.0-mile D-shaped oval. In 2011, Paludo started ninth and finished third, which remains his career-best NCWTS finish.
  • Meet Me Halfway...With 11 races in the record books, the 22-race 2012 NCWTS season has reached the halfway point. Going into this weekend's race in Michigan, Paludo now sits 11th in the driver point standings, eight points outside the top-10. Paludo has scored one top-10 and eight top-15 finishes and has one pole. Paludo has led 66 laps, completed 1,696 of 1,724 laps of compitition (98.4% laps completed), has an average start of 10.5 and an average finish of 15.2.
  • Changes Atop the Pit Box...Turner Motorsports would like to welcome Jeff Hensley to the No. 32 Duroline team. Hensley, who most recently served as crew chief for four-time NCWTS champion Ron Hornaday Jr., will take over as crew chief for Paludo and will lead the No. 32 team for the remainder of the 2012 season. Former No. 32 crew chief Mike Hillman Jr. will remain with Turner Motorsports to serve as crew chief for the team's fourth NCWTS entry when it competes and will be involved in the organization's other NCWTS and NNS efforts.
  • Meet and Greet...Paludo will be participating in the MIS open garage experience, part of the track's Fan Appreciation Program. All fans that have purchased a Pit Pass for Friday, August 17th are invited to visit the NCWTS garage where Paludo and other drivers in the series will be signing autographs from 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, visit mispeedway.com.
  • This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team will unload chassis TMS-216 for this weekend's race at Michigan International Speedway. This is the same chassis that Paludo got behind the wheel of in the most recent NCWTS race at Pocono Raceway, in addition to Chicagoland Speedway and Kentucky Speedway earlier this season. TMS-216 has a best finish of 12th (Kentucky).
  • Diabetes Fact of the Week...Diabetes and its complications have a significant economic impact on individuals, families, health systems and countries. For example, the World Health Organization estimates that in the period from 2006-2015, China will lose $558 billion in foregone national income due to heart disease, stroke and diabetes alone.
  • Previous Race Recap... Paludo was once again denied the finish his truck was capable of when he was swept into another competitor's wreck in the closing dozen laps of the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway. Paludo was running solidly in the top-10 when another competitor wrecked, sideswiping the No. 32 Duroline Brakes Chevrolet and sending him spinning, forcing a late-race pit stop and resulting in a 13th-place finish at the "Tricky Triangle."
  • Follow Me...Visit www.twitter.com/miguelpaludo or www.facebook.com/miguelpaludo for the latest news and updates on Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team.
  • Watch and Listen...The VFW 200 can be seen live on Saturday, August 18th on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 12:00 p.m. EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.

 

Miguel Paludo on driving at Michigan International Speedway

"I've been looking forward to getting back to Michigan pretty much since we left there in 2011. I seem to excel on the bigger, more sweeping tracks, and Michigan is no exception. I had a really great race there, finished third, which is my best finish in Trucks so far. I can't wait to get back there and improve my finish by two more spots."

 

 

 

 

Miguel Paludo NCWTS results at Michigan International Speedway:

Starts: 1 

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 1

Top 10: 1 

Laps Led: 0 

Average Start: 9.0

Average Finish: 3.0  

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