Sunday, Oct 01

Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

The Granite State...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its first and only stop of the 2013 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) this weekend for the CNBC Prime The Profit 200. Piquet Jr. has one previous start at the New England 1.058-mile oval, coming in 2011 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he started sixth and finished 24th.


This Week's Camaro...The No. 30 Qualcomm team will have chassis TSM-335 for Saturday afternoon's race at NHMS. TSM-335 has been on the track four times this season, most previously at Iowa Speedway in June.


Rally Cross...Piquet Jr. will participate in the fourth leg of the Global Rallycross schedule this week at NHMS. Piquet Jr. previously participated in the Global Rallycross race at X Games Foz do Iguacu in April where he finished 11th overall in the event. Practice gets underway at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Coverage of the Heat races, Last Chance Qualifier and Supercar Final can be seen live on ESPN beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT.   


Daytona Recap...Making his second NNS start at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night, Piquet Jr. looked for a solid finish in the Subway Firecracker 250. Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team started the weekend by qualifying 20th at the 2.5-mile superspeedway on Friday afternoon after finishing 18th in their lone practice session on Thursday. After a late-race caution, Piquet Jr. and the WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro were credited with a 21st-place finish.


Welcome Back...For the fourth time in 2013, Turner Scott Motorsports partner Qualcomm will be the primary sponsor for Piquet Jr. and No. 30 team in this week's CNBC Prime The Profit 200 at NHMS. Qualcomm Incorporated is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies. For 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, please visit


Watch and Listen...The CNBC Prime The Profit 200 can be seen live on Saturday, July 13 on ABC.  Race coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on PRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.


Nelson Piquet Jr. on his return to New Hampshire:

"I am looking forward to getting back on the track and making my return to New Hampshire this weekend. We have a busy weekend ahead of us starting with the Global Rallycross event on Thursday. It has been a few years since I have raced at New Hampshire, but we have had some success on short tracks this year so I am really looking forward to it. My guys have worked hard all week and hopefully we can bring the Qualcomm Chevy home with a good finish."




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