Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Talladega Superspeed​way



Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Talladega Superspeed​way

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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 08:00
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Sweet Home Alabama...Piquet Jr. will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon, having only previously raced at the 2.66-mile track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

 

This Week's Camaro...The No. 30 WORX team will have chassis TSM-110 for this Saturday's race at Talladega Superspeedway. TSM-110 was previously used by Piquet Jr. at Daytona International Speedway, where he earned an 11th-place finish.

 

Richmond Recap...Making his first career NNS start at Richmond International Raceway last week, Nelson Piquet Jr. looked to gain a solid finish in the ToyotaCare 250 before heading to Talladega Superspeedway. Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 Delavaco team started the weekend by qualifying 23rd at the 0.75-mile short track. The Brasilia, Brazil native was able to work his way through traffic and bring his Delavaco Chevrolet Camaro home to a 14th-place finish.

 

Welcome Back...Piquet Jr. will again display the No. 30 WORX colors on Friday Night at Texas Motor Speedway. Established in 1994, WORX Yard Tools USA, based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the fastest growing companies serving the global power equipment market today. A diversified manufacturer and marketer of a complete range of electric-powered lawn and garden equipment and related products, WORX has over 4000 employees worldwide. The WORX line-up includes innovative grass trimmers, chainsaws, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, blowers and more. All WORX products are emission-free and feature intuitive functions, tool-less adjustments and best-of-industry ergonomics. You can find WORX yard tools at retailers such as Lowe's, Walmart, Sears, Amazon.com and local lawn & garden dealers. More information is available on the company's website, at www.WORX.com

 

Watch and Listen...The Aaron's 312 can be seen live on Saturday, May 4 on ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

 

Crew Chief Chris Carrier on Talladega:

"Talladega is a really fast track where anything can happen. The key to Talladega is to find the right setup and a great partner to help you during the race. I am looking forward to getting to Talladega and hopefully bringing home a great finish."

 

Nelson Piquet Jr. on his return to Talladega:

"I am looking forward to returning to Talladega this weekend. The race is such a toss-up and anything can happen. Chris Carrier and the guys at Turner Scott Motorsports have worked hard to get my WORX Yard Tools Camaro ready to race. I hope we can go into Talladega and contend for a good finish."

 

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