Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Richmond International Raceway II

 

Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Richmond International Raceway II

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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 17:39
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Back to the Commonwealth...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its second and final trip of the 2013 season to Richmond, Va. and Richmond International Raceway (RIR) Friday night for the Virgina529 College Savings 250. Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his second NNS start at RIR this weekend, he previously finished 14th in the April spring race. 

 

This Week's Camaro...The No. 30 WORX team will have chassis TSM-319 for Friday night's race at RIR. TSM-319 has been used five times this season, most recently at Iowa Speedway where Piquet Jr. brought home a top-15 finish.

 

Atlanta Recap...Making his first career NNS start at a hot and steamy Atlanta Motor Speedway last Saturday night, Piquet Jr. looked to end the summer portion of the NNS schedule on the right foot in the Great Clips/Grit Chips 300. Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team started the weekend by qualifying 10th at the 1.54-mile oval. Piquet Jr. was able to battle all night and bring home the WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro with a hard fought 12th-place finish.

 

Little Testing...Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 team spent all day Tuesday testing at Nashville Superspeedway to continue to improve on their mile-and-a-half program.

 

Yard Tools...Piquet Jr. will again display the WORX Yard Tools colors on the No. 30 this weekend at RIR. 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.

 

Come and See...Piquet Jr. will join his Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) teammates at the Chevy Stage on Friday, September 6 for a Q&A session at 1:45 p.m. EDT.  Following the Q&A, Piquet Jr. and his TSM teammates will join other drivers in the NNS autograph session from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

 

Watch and Listen...The Virgina529 College Savings 250 can be seen live on Friday, September 6 on ESPN2. Race coverage will begin at 7:00 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 Richmond International Raceway:

"I am looking forward to returning to Richmond and racing under the lights on Friday night. We had a pretty good car there in the spring so hopefully we can use those notes and continue to make it better. Richmond has two grooves which makes for some really fun side-by-side racing. The big key for us is finding the right setup with down force and grip; I think if we are able to do this we could have a great night. My guys have worked hard all week so hopefully we can bring the WORX Yard Tools Chevy home with a solid finish."

 

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