Sunday, Mar 26

Nelson Piquet NNS Preview: Daytona International Speedway

Back to the Beach...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its second trip of the 2013 season to Daytona Beach and Daytona International Speedway (DIS) this weekend for the Subway Firecracker 250. Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his second career NNS start at DIS on Friday night, having previously earned a top-15 finish back in February.


This Week's Camaro...The No. 30 WORX team will have chassis TSM-110 for this Friday night's race at DIS. TSM-110 was previously used by Piquet Jr. at DIS and Talladega Superspeedway, where he earned an 11th and 29th-place finish, respectively.


Kentucky Recap...Making his first career NNS start at Kentucky Speedway last Friday night, Piquet Jr. made the most of his time in the "Bluegrass State" in the Feed The Children 300. Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team started the weekend by qualifying 18th at the 1.5-mile oval. After getting his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro dialed-in, Piquet Jr. earned his second top 10 in the last three weeks, coming home with an eighth-place finish.


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


America Salute...In Daytona, as part of the NASCAR-An American Salute platform, The NASCAR Foundation, in partnership with the USO, is hosting a volunteer project to stuff 1,250 kits for children whose parents are deployed.Piquet Jr. will join NASCAR executives and stuff kits that promote self-confidence and resiliency among military children as they tackle difficult issues which are unique to growing up in a military family. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5 in the Sprint Fan Zone


Come and See...Piquet Jr. will join his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates, as well as other NNS drivers, in the NNS autograph session on Friday, July 5 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT in the Sprint Fan Zone.


Watch and Listen...The Subway Firecracker 250 can be seen live on Friday, July 5th on ESPN. 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 his return to Daytona:

"Daytona is such a wild card where anything can happen and usually does. It's a very fast superspeedway, and we are running wide open most of the time. I am becoming more and more comfortable in these restrictor-plate races, and I am really looking forward to getting out on the track this weekend."

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