Kyle Larson NNS Preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway


Kyle Larson NNS Preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:29
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Pickin' Them Peaches...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) for their only stop at the 1.54-mile track this season. Kyle Larson will make his NNS debut at AMS in Saturday night's Great Clips/Grit Chips 300; however, the young driver does have one previous start at the Hampton, Ga. track. Larson competed for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) at AMS last season, finishing sixth in only his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start.


Lookin' Fly...Cessna returns as primary sponsor on the No. 32 this weekend at AMS. This marks the sixth time Cessna has adorned the No. 32. In the previous five starts, Larson has three top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish at Michigan in June. Cessna, the world's leading general aviation company, has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world.


This Week's Camaro...Crew chief Trent Owens and the No. 32 Cessna team will bring chassis TSM-403 to this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This chassis has been used only once, earlier this year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Larson overcame a part failure to bring home an 11th-place finish.


Watch and Listen...The Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 at AMS will be broadcast on ESPN2, with pre-race coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The race will also be broadcast live on PRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.


Previous Race Recap...After finishing second in the spring race, Larson and his No. 32 Cottonelle team traveled to Bristol Motor Speedway with high hopes for the NASCAR Nationwide Series' second and final trip of the 2013 season to the 0.533-mile track. Larson was consistently fast, setting the fifth-fastest time in practice and qualifying in the top five for Friday night's event. The 21-year-old spent the entire 250-lap race in the top 10, leading 22 laps before finishing the Food City 250 in the fifth position.


Trent Owens on Atlanta Motor Speedway

"The team is ready to head to Atlanta and see what our car can do. We went to Nashville to test this week and continue to work on our mile-and-a-half program. Kyle has impressed me all season, so I have no doubt he can go out and contend in his first Nationwide Series race at Atlanta."


Kyle Larson on Atlanta Motor Speedway

"I am excited to get back to Atlanta. It's always fun when you can do some Saturday night racing. I've never raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a Nationwide Series car, but I did race in the Truck Series there last season, so I feel like my team and I will be ready for the race. I've been qualifying a little better the past few weeks, so hopefully we can keep that going at Atlanta and set ourselves up to have a good race."
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