Brazilian In Bristol...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to the mountains of Tennessee for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Paludo has three previous starts at the 0.533-mile oval, earning his best finish in his 2010 debut. Paludo battled back from 23rd to finish ninth in what was his first career NCWTS start.
Parabéns...In addition to being the site of his first ever Truck Series race in 2010, Bristol Motor Speedway is home to another special milestone for Paludo and his family. Son Oliver was born on August 22, 2011, in time to make his at-track debut for the 2011 Bristol race. Oliver, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at only eight months old, turns two the day after this year's event.
This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 AccuDoc Solutions team will unload chassis TSM-216 this week at Bristol. TSM-216 was the chassis Paludo raced to a 10th-place finish at Rockingham Speedway in April. The truck most recently hit the track at Dover International Speedway in May.
Watch And Listen...The UNOH 200 can be seen live on Wednesday, August 21 on FOX Sports 1. Coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Green Under The Lights...The No. 32 Chevrolet is once again going green, sporting the colors of AccuDoc Solutions this weekend. AccuDoc Solutions is based in Morrisville, N.C. and provides billing-statement printing and processing to hospitals and hospital-based physicians. In addition to paper-based billing statements, ADS enables patients to choose electronic statement delivery and make payments through secure online payment portals. Notable North Carolina based clients include Carolina's Healthcare System, the UNC Healthcare System, Sentara Healthcare, Baptist Health Care Pensacola, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Memorial Healthcare System and WakeMed. To learn more, visit www.AccuDocSolutions.com.
Previous Race Recap...Paludo was one of the best in the field as the NCWTS battled it out at Michigan International Speedway. Paludo earned a top-10 starting position for the Michigan National Guard 200 and led 20 laps on his way to a fifth-place finish, his second-consecutive top five and eighth top 10 of the season.
Miguel Paludo on driving at Bristol Motor Speedway
"Bristol is a really special place for me. It's where I made my first ever Truck Series start, and it's a place where we have celebrated having Oliver in our life. It's also just a special race because of the history, the setting, the short-track racing under the lights. The fans and the energy bring a higher level of excitement there. I'm looking forward to being able to carry the momentum of our last two finishes into Bristol, and I feel confident about the truck we're bringing. We all keep saying that our first win is coming, and Bristol would be a very special place for that."