Turner Motorsports NCWTS Previews: Chicagoland Speedway

Turner Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes: Chicagoland Speedway

Nelson Piquet Jr.

No. 30 Polen Designs Chevrolet

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Chicagoland Speedway – American Ethanol 225

Saturday July 21, 2012

No. 30 Polen Designs Chevrolet News and Notes

This Week’s Silverado…The No. 30 Autotrac Chevrolet Silverado team will bring chassis TMS-208 to Chicagoland Speedway for Saturday night’s American Ethanol 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race. TMS-208 was driven to a fourth-place finish in a rain-shortened event at Dover International Speedway earlier this season.

A Different Design…The title sponsor for the No. 30 this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway is Goodland, Indiana-based design company Polen Designs. The mastermind behind the company, artist Austin Polen, paints Piquet Jr.’s Bell helmets. Austin Polen is a former racer himself, making his unique and trendy designs especially eye-catching at the racetrack. Be sure to check out Piquet Jr.’s new helmet designs each weekend at the track. Lucky No. 40…Piquet Jr. will be making his 40th NCWTS start this Saturday night under the lights in Joliet, Ill. In his 40 starts, Piquet Jr. has captured an impressive nine top-fives and 15 top-ten finishes. Perhaps this monumental start will be Piquet Jr.’s first win in the NCWTS. His first start at Chicagoland Speedway ended in an impressive third-place finish. 13.1 Extra Miles… In addition to the 225 miles Piquet Jr. will be racing on Saturday evening, he will be completing an extra 13.1 miles during his stay in Chicago, Ill. The 26-year-old Brazilian will be competing in the Chicago Rock and Roll Half-Marathon the Sunday morning after the American Ethanol 225. Appearing…Piquet Jr. will be appearing at Chicagoland Speedway this Thursday, July 19th for an autograph session and Q&A. Season ticket holders from Chicagoland Speedway can take part in the special meet and greet from 5:00-7:00 pm CT. Watch LIVE… This week’s NCWTS race from Chicagoland Speedway will be live on SPEED, Saturday, July 21st, 2012 at 8:00 pm EST, 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 Chicagoland Speedway

“My Chicagoland Speedway race was one of my best finishes of the 2011 season. The intermediate tracks seem to be a good fit for me. I didn’t get the result I wanted last weekend at Iowa Speedway, so I’m ready to get back on the track as quickly as possible. I know we have a good truck this weekend, and yet again I’m just trying to get my team the finish they deserve for all of their hard work.”

Nelson Piquet Jr. NCWTS Results at Chicagoland Speedway:

Starts: 1

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 1

Top 10: 0

Laps Led: 5

Average Start: 12.0

Average Finish: 3.0

James Buescher

No. 31 Fresh from Florida Chevrolet

Chicagoland Speedway – American Ethanol 225

July 21, 2011

No. 31 Fresh from Florida Chevrolet News and Notes

This Week’s Silverado… The No. 31 Fresh from Florida team will bring chassis TMS-214 to Chicagoland Speedway for Saturday night’s150-lap race. TMS-214 last saw racing action at Kentucky Speedway three weeks ago, where Buescher led 119 of 150 laps en route to his second victory of the season. Welcome Aboard… Turner Motorsports is pleased to announce that Fresh from Florida will adorn the sheet metal of the No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado on Saturday night outside the “Windy City”. Fresh from Florida is a division of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Their mission is to safeguard the public and support Florida’s agricultural economy by ensuring the safety and wholesomeness of food and other consumer products through inspection and testing programs. They also protect consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices and providing consumer information, and assist Florida’s farmers and agricultural industries with the production and promotion of agricultural products. The organization also works to conserve and protect the state’s agricultural and natural resources by reducing wildfires, promoting environmentally safe agricultural practices, and managing public lands. Stats Don’t Lie… James Buescher and the No. 31 Fresh from Florida Chevrolet team lead the league in a number of different statistical categories. The 22-year-old Texas native leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in laps led with 367. That is almost a quarter of the total laps run so far in 2012. Buescher has led laps at the last three NCWTS events. According to NASCAR Statistical Services, Buescher also has the highest driver rating with 117.4. That is over 10 points higher than second place Timothy Peters, who has a rating of 105.4. Get to the Points… Buescher sits solidly in the fourth position after nine events on the 2012 NCWTS schedule. The No. 31 is only 40 markers out of the championship point lead. Follow Me… Visit www.twitter.com/jamesbuescher or facebook.com/jamesbuescherracing for the latest news and updates on James Buescher and the No. 31 Fresh from Florida team. Watch and Listen… The American Ethanol 225 can be seen live on Saturday, July 21st on SPEED. Live race coverage will begin at 7:30 pm EST. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.

James Buescher on driving at Chicagoland Speedway

“Chicagoland Speedway has proven to be one of the best tracks on the circuit. You can run side-by-side all the way around the track, which is awesome for the fans. I am really excited to be racing for Fresh from Florida this weekend. Both my NCWTS and Nationwide Series car will have them as the sponsor, and I am confident we can have a strong showing on both Saturday and Sunday. We are bringing the same truck that won the race at Kentucky Speedway a couple of weeks ago and we are hoping for the same result on Saturday night.”

James Buescher NCWTS results at Chicagoland Speedway:

Starts: 3

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 0

Laps Led: 0

Average Start: 8.3

Average Finish: 14.3

Media Contact: Chip Wile – (336) 442-5889 – Chip.Wile@TurnerMotorsportsllc.com

Miguel Paludo

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet

Chicagoland Speedway – American Ethanol 225

July 21, 2012

No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components Chevrolet News and Notes My Kind of Town…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) blows into the Windy City for a Saturday night race under the lights at Chicagoland Speedway. Paludo has one previous start at the 1.5-mile oval, where he started ninth and finished eighth in the 2011 event. Paludo has competed in 17 NCWTS races at tracks 1.5-miles long, earning five top-10 finishes at tracks of that length. In the Middle…Turner Motorsports as a whole boasts strong finishes at NASCAR’s intermediate tracks. The NCWTS has visited six tracks between one and two miles in length so far in 2012, (Rockingham Speedway, 1.017-miles; Kansas Speedway, 1.5-miles; Charlotte Motor Speedway, 1.5-miles; Dover International Speedway, 1.0-mile; Texas Motor Speedway, 1.5-miles; and Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-miles.) and Turner Motorsports has brought home the trophy in half of them. Kasey Kahne went to victory lane in the team’s first ever NCWTS win at Rockingham, and James Buescher captured the checkered flag in a pair of wins at Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway. This Week’s Silverado…Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team will unload chassis TMS-216 for this weekend’s race at Chicagoland Speedway. This chassis made its debut at Kentucky Speedway last month where Paludo drove it to a fifth-place starting spot and a 12th-place finish. Diabetes Fact of the Week…Tobacco is harmful to health and is of particular danger to people with diabetes. Smoking increases your risk of various diabetes complications, including heart attack, stroke, nerve damage and kidney disease. In fact, smokers who have diabetes are three times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than are nonsmokers who have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Smoking cessation has immediate positive effects. Talk to your doctor if you’d like help to quit smoking or using other tobacco products. Previous Race Recap…Paludo battled a tight-handling truck and frustrating restarts in the first of two 2012 events at Iowa Speedway, scoring a 13th-place finish in the American Ethanol 200. The result was his seventh-consecutive top-15 finish of the season, which allowed him to maintain his top-10 status in the NCWTS point standings. Next on the Schedule, Come Say Olá … Premiere Sports Travel, one of the nation’s leading sports travel and hospitality providers, has partnered with Pocono Raceway to offer NASCAR fans an exclusive travel package for this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 race on August 5, 2012. Official travel packages to the Pennsylvania 400 are only available through Premiere Sports Travel and include exclusive, unprecedented access to Paludo and fellow Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr. To learn more about Premiere Sports Travel’s race packages, visit www.sportstravel.com or call 1-800-924-9993. Follow Me…Visit www.twitter.com/miguelpaludo or www.facebook.com/miguelpaludo for the latest news and updates on Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team. Watch and Listen…The American Ethanol 225 can be seen live on July 21st on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:30 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 Chicagoland Speedway

“I think the thing I’m most excited about when it comes to Chicagoland is that we’re going racing back-to-back weekends for only the second time this year. Momentum is so important in this sport, so when you’re not racing every week, it’s a challenge. As far as the track itself, I really like the intermediate tracks and I run well at them. Turner Motorsports has already won two Truck Series races at mile-and-a-half tracks this season, so I’m very confident in our program and our ability to get to victory lane.”

Miguel Paludo NCWTS results at Chicagoland Speedway:

Starts: 1

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 1

Laps Led: 0

Average Start: 9.0

Average Finish: 8.0

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