Nelson Piquet: NCWTS Preview Martinsvil​le Speedway

 

Nelson Piquet: NCWTS Preview Martinsvil​le Speedway

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Welcome Back...Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this weekend as he will pilot Turner Scott Motorsports' fourth entry at Martinsville Speedway. Piquet Jr. will be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Wolf Pack Energy Services Chevy Silverado. The 2012 NCWTS Most Popular Driver award winner has four previous NCWTS starts in Martinsville, with a best finish of second (fall of 2012). Piquet Jr. has three top-15 finishes at the 0.526-mile paper clip, including two back-to-back top-10 finishes last year.

 

This Week's Silverado...

The No. 30 Wolf Pack Energy Services team will have chassis TSM-230 this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. This truck is a brand-new vehicle for the No. 30 Turner Scott Motorsports team.

 

Familiar Face...Piquet Jr. will have a familiar face atop the pit box this weekend in Martinsville as veteran crew chief Chris Carrier will be calling the shots during the 250-lap race. Carrier also serves as the crew chief for Piquet Jr.'s full-time entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this year.

 

Wolf Pack Energy Services...For the first time this year, Piquet Jr. will display the Wolf Pack Energy Services colors this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Wolf Pack Energy Services is a diversified company supplying a wide range of products and services to the oil and gas industry - from top-quality wellsite accommodations to oil and gas industry rental equipment and pipe storage, inspection, threading and refurbishing.

 

Got Questions?...Come see Piquet Jr. and his Tuner Scott Motorsports teammates participate in a Q&A session at the Team Chevy Stage on Friday, April 5 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

 

The Paper Clip...Piquet Jr. will make his fifth start at Martinsville Speedway, most recently competing under the Tuner Scott Motorsports banner at the 0.526-mile paper clip last year. In the spring race, Piquet Jr. finished sixth in just his third start at the short track. In the fall race, Piquet Jr. started fourth and finished second in the 250 lap event.

 

Watch and Listen...The Kroger 250 can be seen live on Saturday, April 6 on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

 

Nelson Piquet Jr. on his return to Martinsville:

"I am looking forward to returning to the Truck Series as well as Martinsville Speedway. My guys at Turner Scott Motorsports have worked really hard to get the Wolf Pack Energy Services Chevy Silverado ready to race this weekend. We had two really good trucks there last year so hopefully we can repeat that success this weekend. I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to getting on the track Friday."

 

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