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Nelson Piquet Jr.

No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet

Iowa Speedway – American Ethanol 200

Saturday July 14th, 2012

Nelson Piquet Jr. NCWTS at Iowa Speedway

Date

Start

Finish

LC/TL

Status

Winnings

6/16/11

10

8

200/200

Running

$10,900

No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet News and Notes

This Week’s Silverado…The No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet Silverado team will bring chassis TMS-211 to Iowa Speedway for Saturday night’s 175-mile NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race. TMS-211 has been resting since its debut earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway where it was raced to a sixth-place finish.

For the love of racing…Piquet Jr. spent this past NCWTS down time at the racetrack. The 26-year-old Brazilian headed to the dirt track last week, and for the first time, got behind the wheel of Turner Motorsports crew chief Jimmy Elledge’s Mini Outlaw to race around Woodleaf Speedway in Woodleaf, North Carolina. Piquet Jr. then became a spectator and went north-of-the-border to catch the sights and sounds of the Honda Indy race in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Season Update…Nelson Piquet Jr. is currently ninth in the driver point standings. With 14 races to go, Piquet Jr. has captured three top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway, Dover International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. After eight races, Piquet Jr. has led 122 laps, with an average finish of eighth.

Follow away…Don’t forget to follow @NelsonPiquet on Twitter and Facebook.com/NPiquetJr for all of the updates on Facebook.

Come meet Piquet Jr…The NCWTS will be hosting an autograph session this Saturday, July 14th at 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm CT. The autograph session will be located in the midway area outside turn four.

Watch LIVE… Coverage of this week’s NCWTS race will be live from Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 8th, 2012 at 8:00 pm EST on SPEED, with pre-race coverage starting at 8:30 pm EST. For even more coverage, you can also tune in to MRN Radio or SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR channel 90.

Nelson Piquet Jr. on returning to Iowa Speedway

“I get excited to go to back to Iowa. The track is fun to race at and the fans are always awesome. I’m also happy that we’re bringing the same truck we used at Martinsville, I had a lot of fun racing it there and I’m sure this weekend will not be any different. After my last race was so unsuccessful, I’m more than ready to get back on the track and bring home a win for my Turner Motorsports team.”

Nelson Piquet Jr. NCWTS Career Statistics

Races

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

DNFs

Earnings

38

0

1

9

18

8

$554,538

Nelson Piquet Jr. 2012 NCWTS Season Totals

Starts

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

DNF

Money

8

0

1

3

5

3

$109,015

Nelson Piquet 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results

Date

Track

Start

Finish

LC

TC

Status

Money

2/24/2012

Daytona International Speedway

2

22

107

109

Accident

$13,000

3/31/2012

Martinsville Speedway

16

6

250

250

Running

$11,675

4/15/2012

Rockingham Speedway

1

7

200

200

Running

$14,500

4/21/2012

Kansas Speedway

8

4

167

167

Running

$17,075

5/18/2011

Charlotte Motor Speedway

16

29

98

134

Accident

$7,550

6/1/2012

Dover International Speedway

18

4

147

147

Running

$20,825

6/8/2012

Texas Motor Speedway

8

5

167

167

Running

$17,050

6/28/2012

Kentucky Speedway

2

29

68

150

Accident

$7,350

7/14/2012

Iowa Speedway

7/21/2012

Chicagoland Speedway

8/4/2012

Pocono Raceway

8/18/2012

Michigan International Speedway

8/22/2012

Bristol Motor Speedway

8/31/2012

Atlanta Motor Speedway

9/15/2012

Iowa Speedway

9/21/2012

Kentucky Speedway

10/6/2012

Talladega Superspeedway

9/29/2012

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

10/27/2012

Martinsville Speedway

11/2/2012

Texas Motor Speedway

11/9/2012

Phoenix International Raceway

11/16/2012

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Totals

8.88

13.25

1305

1390

93.88%

$109,015

James Buescher

No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet

Iowa Speedway – American Ethanol 200

July 14, 2012

James Buescher NCWTS at Iowa Speedway

Date

Start

Finish

LC/TL

Status

$Won

9/5/2009

25

14

200/200

Running

$11,480

7/11/2010

14

5

205/205

Running

$11,250

7/16/2011

3

7

200/200

Running

$11,725

Starts

Poles

Wins

Top-Fives

Top-10s

LC/TL

$Won

3

0

0

1

2

605/605 (100%)

$34,455

No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet News and Notes

This Week’s Silverado… The No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions team will bring chassis TMS-204 to Saturday night’s short-track showdown at Iowa Speedway. TMS-204 is the same chassis that finished seventh earlier this season at the “Monster Mile.”

Looking Sharp… Long time Turner Motorsports partner, AccuDoc Solutions, will again adorn the sides of the No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Iowa Speedway. 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 the ability 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

Winner Winner… James Buescher captured his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory of the 2012 season two weeks ago at Kentucky Speedway. The 22-year-old Texas native led 119 of 150 laps en route to the decisive victory in the “Bluegrass” state. With the win, Buescher now sits only nine points out of the championship lead.

Come and See Me… James Buescher will visit the Chevrolet display on Saturday, July 14th at 4:15 p.m. CST. The Chevrolet display is located in the vendor area behind the frontstretch grandstand. Buescher will participate in a Q&A in addition to signing autographs.

Follow Me… Visit www.twitter.com/jamesbuescher or www.facebook.com/jamesbuescherracing for the latest news and updates on James Buescher and the No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions team.

Watch and Listen…Coverage of this week’s NCWTS race will be televised live from Iowa Speedway on Saturday July 8th, 2012 at 8:00 pm EST on SPEED, with pre-race coverage starting at 7:30 pm EST. For even more coverage you can also tune in to MRN Radio or SiriusXM Satellite Radio channel 90.

James Buescher on driving at Iowa Speedway

“Iowa [Speedway] is a great track. They really thought of everything when coming up with the design. The race track is conducive to side-by-side racing. You can really search the track for a number of different lines. Unlike some of the other short tracks we race, Iowa Speedway really isn’t as much about beating and banging. You need to float the truck into the corner and let it rotate. I am really looking forward to another strong performance by the No. 31 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet on Saturday night. The race fans in Iowa are passionate about NASCAR racing and it shows every time we come to town. I am excited to see them this weekend and hopefully get our AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet into victory lane.”

James Buescher NCWTS Career Statistics

Races

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

DNFs

Earnings

84

2

3

21

36

6

$1,384,930

James Buescher 2012 NCWTS Season Totals

Starts

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

DNF

Money

8

2

0

4

5

0

$193,865

James Buescher 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results

Date

Start

Finish

LC

TC

Status

Money

2/24/2012

Daytona International Speedway

3

17

109

109

Running

$13,520

3/31/2012

Martinsville Speedway

9

3

250

250

Running

$18,785

4/15/2012

Rockingham Speedway

16

2

200

200

Running

$23,840

4/21/2012

Kansas Speedway

6

1

167

167

Running

$43,150

5/18/2011

Charlotte Motor Speedway

10

22

134

134

Running

$8,775

6/1/2012

Dover International Speedway

15

7

147

147

Running

$15,325

6/8/2012

Texas Motor Speedway

4

15

167

167

Running

$13,375

6/28/2012

Kentucky Speedway

3

1

150

150

Running

$57,095

7/14/2012

Iowa Speedway

7/21/2012

Chicagoland Speedway

8/4/2012

Pocono Raceway

8/18/2012

Michigan International Speedway

8/22/2012

Bristol Motor Speedway

8/31/2012

Atlanta Motor Speedway

9/15/2012

Iowa Speedway

9/21/2012

Kentucky Speedway

10/6/2012

Talladega Superspeedway

9/29/2012

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

10/27/2012

Martinsville Speedway

11/2/2012

Texas Motor Speedway

11/9/2012

Phoenix International Raceway

11/16/2012

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Totals

8.25

8.50

1324

1324

100.00%

$193,865

Miguel Paludo

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet

Iowa Speedway – American Ethanol 200

July 14, 2012

Miguel Paludo NCWTS at Iowa Speedway

Date

Start

Finish

LC/TL

Status

$Won

7/16/2010

12

15

200/200

Running

$11,725

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet News and Notes

Headed to the Heartland…After a one-week hiatus, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) returns to action in the first of the season’s two showdowns at Iowa Speedway. Paludo has one previous NCWTS start under his belt at the 0.875-mile facility, as well as one NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start, both of which yielded top-15 results. Paludo finished 15th in his 2011 NCWTS debut in the Corn Belt, and recorded a 13th-place finish in the 2010 NKNPS East event.

So Far, So Good…The No. 32 Brakes and Components Chevrolet team now has eight races in the books, officially crossing the one-third mark in the 22-race NCWTS schedule. As it stands, Paludo is 10th in the driver point standings, 75 points behind current leader Timothy Peters. So far, Paludo has an average starting position of 11.5, an average mid-race position of 9.5 and an average finish of 15.5. Paludo has made 261 green-flag passes, led 145 miles (the fourth most of any driver this season) and has run 74.2% of the season’s 1324 total laps in the top-15.

Congratulations, It’s A Girl…No. 32 crew member Tyler Jones and his wife Holly welcomed their second daughter into the world over the off-week. Lyla Michelle was born on Monday, July 2nd, weighing in at 8 lbs. 13 oz. and 19 inches long.

Stop By, Say Hi…Paludo will be participating in the NCWTS autograph session on Saturday, July 14th from 2:15-3:15 p.m. local time. The session will be held in the track’s midway area under the north grandstand in turn four.

Diabetes Fact of the Week…Frontstretch.com writer and NCWTS supporter Beth Lunkenheimer is participating in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and she needs your help. Lunkenheimer has chosen to walk for Paludo and his son Oliver, and has set a goal of raising $1,000 for the ADA. If you wish to find out more or make a donation, please visit: http://stepout.diabetes.org then click the Donate button and search for Beth Lunkenheimer under participants.

This Week’s Silverado…Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team will unload chassis TMS-207 for this weekend’s race at Iowa Speedway. This truck last took the track at Martinsville Speedway in March where it scored a 17th-place finish. The team also used this chassis at a recent test at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Ga.

Previous Race Recap… Paludo scored his sixth-consecutive top-15 finish of the season in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. After two strong practice sessions and a top-five qualifying run, Paludo battled the hot, changing conditions under the lights, bringing home a 12th-place finish and entering the top-10 in the NCWTS driver’s points for the first time in 2012.

Watch and Listen…The American Ethanol 200 can be seen live on July 14th on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 8:00 p.m. EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Miguel Paludo on driving at Iowa Speedway

“Our entire team is really looking forward to the race at Iowa Speedway. I love that track, it’s a great facility with a lot of grooves to race in, and I think we’re going to be really prepared when we get there. The No. 32 team went and tested at Gresham Motorsports Park this week, and we think that this is going to be really relevant when we get to Iowa. Right now, we’re focusing on getting better in race trim. We are consistently fast in practice and qualifying every week, but for some reason that isn’t translating as well as it should once we get the green flag, so we’re just trying to see what we are missing and improve the way I communicate with my crew chief. A little bit is a lot, and we’re feeling that. We’re so close to where we need to be, it’s really just going to be the little things that make the difference between a good race and a great race.”

Miguel Paludo NCWTS Career Statistics

Races

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

DNFs

Earnings

37

0

1

3

10

8

$467,861

Miguel Paludo 2012 NCWTS Season Totals

Starts

Wins

Poles

Top-Fives

Top-10s

DNF

Money

8

0

1

0

1

1

$98,495

Miguel Paludo 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results

Date

Start

Finish

LC

TC

Status

Money

2/24/2012

Daytona International Speedway

1

30

83

109

Accident

$13,675

3/31/2012

Martinsville Speedway

14

17

250

250

Running

$10,900

4/15/2012

Rockingham Speedway

23

15

198

200

Running

$10,850

4/21/2012

Kansas Speedway

13

10

167

167

Running

$15,100

5/18/2011

Charlotte Motor Speedway

12

14

134

134

Running

$10,550

6/1/2012

Dover International Speedway

9

12

147

147

Running

$13,700

6/8/2012

Texas Motor Speedway

15

14

167

167

Running

$12,400

6/28/2012

Kentucky Speedway

5

12

150

150

Running

$11,320

7/14/2012

Iowa Speedway

7/21/2012

Chicagoland Speedway

8/4/2012

Pocono Raceway

8/18/2012

Michigan International Speedway

8/22/2012

Bristol Motor Speedway

8/31/2012

Atlanta Motor Speedway

9/15/2012

Iowa Speedway

9/21/2012

Kentucky Speedway

10/6/2012

Talladega Superspeedway

9/29/2012

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

10/27/2012

Martinsville Speedway

11/2/2012

Texas Motor Speedway

11/9/2012

Phoenix International Raceway

11/16/2012

Homestead-Miami Speedway

Totals

11.5

15.5

1296

1324

97.9

$98,495

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