Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Written by 
Published in Nationwide Series News
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 21:26
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Getty Images
The Brickyard...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its only trip of the 2013 season to Speedway, Ind. and the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) this weekend for the Indiana 250.  Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his first career NNS start at IMS this weekend.


This Week's Camaro...The No. 30 WORX team will have chassis TSM-400 for Saturday afternoon's race at IMS. TSM- 400 has been used once this year by Piquet Jr., at Michigan International Speedway in June, where he came home with a ninth-place finish.


Chicagoland Recap...Making his first career NNS start at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend, Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team looked to get comfortable and gain laps in the STP 300. Piquet Jr. started the weekend by qualifying the No. 30 WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro 21st at the 1.5-mile oval. After battling a vibration and undergoing an unscheduled green-flag pit stop during the middle portion of the race, Piquet Jr. and his Turner Scott Motorsports team earned a hard-fought 17th-place finish.


Yard Tools...Piquet Jr. will again display the WORX Yard Tools colors on the No. 30 this weekend in Indianapolis. 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, and local lawn & garden dealers. More information is available on the company's website, at


Come and See...Piquet Jr. will join his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates, as well as other NNS drivers, in the NNS autograph session on Saturday, July 27 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT in the Pavilion.


Watch and Listen...The Indiana 250 can be seen live on Saturday, July 27 on ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on IMS Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.


Crew Chief Chris Carrier on Indy:

"When I think about Indy, I think about history. The prestige of the Brickyard is unbelievable and it's an honor to be able to race there. The track is a very fast 2.5-mile oval.  The key to Indy is finding the right setup for the corners and having speed for the long straightaways. I think if we are able to do these two things we can bring the WORX Chevy home with a good finish."


Nelson Piquet Jr. on his first start at Indy:

"I am looking forward to getting back on the track and making my first career start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. The Brickyard has such a rich racing history and I am excited to be able to have a small part in it. It's going to be really cool taking the green flag for the first time on Saturday afternoon. We have the same chassis for this race as we did in Michigan and we were able to bring home a top-10 finish. Hopefully we can duplicate that effort this weekend. We have WORX back on board this weekend; they have been great partners and it would be really cool to get those guys in victory lane at the Brickyard."



Read 227 times
Steven B. Wilson

Follow us on Twitter @SpeedwayDigest