Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Watkins Glen International

Right Turns Ahead…The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its second of three road-course stops  of the 2013 season at Watkins Glen International (WGI) this weekend for the Zippo 200 at The Glen. Nelson Piquet Jr. has one previous NNS start at the 2.45-mile road course, coming in 2010 where he started 10th and finished seventh. Piquet Jr. is no stranger to success on a road course, he visited victory lane in 2012 when he earned his first NASCAR top-three series win at Road America.


This Week’s Camaro…The No. 30 Qualcomm team will have chassis TSM-300 for Saturday afternoon’s race at WGI. TSM-300 has been on the track one other time this season at Road America in June.


Come and See…Piquet Jr. will participate in the NNS autograph session on Friday, August 9th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT at the Bog Hospitality located inside of Turn 11. Fans can pick up wristbands at the Cheez-It or Zippo displays in the Fan Midway while supplies last.   


Iowa Recap…Making his second career NNS start at Iowa Speedway last weekend, Nelson Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team looked to build on what they learned from their previous trip to the 0.875-mile speedway in June. Piquet Jr. started the weekend by earning a top-15 qualifying spot, placing the No. 30 WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro 13th on the starting grid. After running in the top-10 for the first part of the race, Piquet Jr. and his Turner Scott Motorsports team earned a 14th-place finish.


Welcome Back…For the fifth time in 2013, Turner Scott Motorsports partner Qualcomm will be the primary sponsor for Piquet Jr. and No. 30 team in this week’s Zippo 200 at The Glen. 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 Zippo 200 at The Glen can be seen live on Saturday, August 10 on ABC.  Race coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.


Nelson Piquet Jr. on his return to Watkins Glen:

“I am looking forward to getting back on the track and making my return to Watkins Glen this weekend. It has been a few years since I have raced at Watkins Glen in a Nationwide car, but we have had some success there and on road courses in the past, so I am really looking forward to it. My guys have worked hard all week at the shop to get this car ready to race. Qualcomm is back on board this weekend; they have been great partners of ours, so hopefully we can reward them with a trip to victory lane on Saturday.”