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2012 Texas II: Turner Motorsports NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Oct 30, 2012 - 05:30 PM
2012 Texas II: Turner Motorsports NASCAR Truck Race Preview

Nelson Piquet Jr.
No. 30 TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear Chevrolet
Texas Motor Speedway II - WinStar World Casino 350k


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No. 30 TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear News and Notes
• Eyes on the Prize...The No. 30 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) machine welcomes aboard TAG Heuer Avant-Garde Eyewear as the primary sponsor as Nelson Piquet Jr. makes his 50th NCWTS career start this Friday night. Piquet Jr. is a long-time supporter and now ambassador of the Swiss-made brand. TAG Heuer, maker of high-end sports watches and chronographs since 1860, has been applying the same high standards for design and quality found in their timepieces to the creation of exceptional eyewear since 2002. All TAG Heuer "Avant-Garde" Eyewear lenses are shatter-resistant, ultra-light and provide 100% UV-A and UV-B protection. A wide variety of this luxurious eyewear is available at authorized dealers nationwide. For more information on TAG Heuer's full line of sunglasses and eyeglasses and to locate authorized retailers, please visitwww.tagheuer.com/eyewear
• This Week's Silverado...Piquet Jr. and the No. 30 TAG Heuer Eyewear team will unload chassis TMS-218 for this weekend's WinStar World Casino 350k at Martinsville Speedway. TMS-218 is a powerhouse for the Turner Motorsports team, as it claimed a Keystone Light Pole Award at its debut event at Pocono Raceway, and helped Piquet Jr. capture his first NCWTS win at Michigan International Speedway earlier this season.
• 50th Career Start...This Friday night will mark the 50th career start for Piquet Jr. in the NCWTS. Half of the 50 starts have resulted in top-10 finishes for the Brazilian racer, with 13 top-fives and two outstanding victories.
• Most Popular Driver... Less than a month from now, the voting polls will officially close for the 2012 NCWTS Most Popular Driver. You can cast your vote for Piquet Jr. by heading towww.NASCAR.com/ncwtsmpd. You can vote once per day from now until November 19th, 2012.
• Watch LIVE... Tune in to catch this week's NCWTS WinStar Casino 350k from Texas Motor Speedway live on SPEED on Friday, November 2nd at 8:00 pm ET, with pre-race coverage starting at 7:30 pm ET. You can also tune into MRN radio and NASCAR SiriusXM channel 90.

Nelson Piquet Jr. on Texas Motor Speedway -
"After coming off a second place finish in Martinsville last weekend, I'm riding on momentum for a strong run this weekend. Texas is one of my favorite tracks on the schedule, and I think my results there show why. We're bringing a truck I feel very confident in, and at this point I have nothing to lose so I am going after the win. I would love to celebrate with my hardworking team in victory lane on Friday night."

Nelson Piquet Jr. NCWTS results at Texas Motor Speedway:
Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 2
Top 10: 3
Laps Led: 5
Average Start: 9.8
Average Finish: 7.5

James Buescher
No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet
Texas Motor Speedway II - WinStar World Casino 350k

No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet News and Notes

• Home Sweet Home...James Buescher and the Turner Motorsports team return to their home state of Texas for this weekend's events at Texas Motor Speedway. Buescher, who cut his teeth in racing at the famed Texas Motor Speedway, will be looking for his first victory at his home track in a premier NASCAR division. Buescher heads into Texas Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) points leader for the first time in 2012 with a 21-point edge over second place.
• Four Great Clips vehicles span the three-race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway...Great Clips, the longest-running sponsor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS), will have a HUGE presence at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend with at least one Great Clips Chevrolet competing in all three NASCAR races at the 1.5-mile track.
o NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
 No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet Silverado - James Buescher
o NASCAR Nationwide Series
 No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet Impala - Brad Sweet
 No. 30 Great Clips Chevrolet Impala - Ryan Newman
o NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
 No. 5 Great Clips/HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Impala - Kasey Kahne (Hendrick Motorsports)
• This Week's Silverado...The No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet Silverado team will unload the "Honey Badger," chassis TMS-214. Buescher has wheeled this chassis to four victories in 2012 with wins at Chicagoland, Kentucky (twice) and Kansas.
• Last Race Recap...Buescher and the No. 31 Great Clips Turner Motorsports team never gave up after getting knocked down early. The No. 31 Great Clips Chevrolet Silverado started the race in the 10th position. After a slight handling issue in the early going, the team slipped all the way back to the 22nd position. After a couple timely yellows, the team was able to make some adjustments and get back on track for its charge to the front. Buescher worked diligently to finish just outside the top-five in the sixth position. Buescher and the Turner Motorsports team also jumped to the front of the series points standings, leading by 21 points with just three events remaining in 2012.
• Buescher in 2012...Don't forget that voting for NASCAR's Most Popular Driver is open. To vote, log on to www.NASCAR.com/ncwtsmpd . Vote one time per 24 hours until November 19th.
• Watch LIVE...The WinStar World Casino can be seen live Friday, November 2nd on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.
• About Great Clips: Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world's largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And, it's more convenient than ever with Great Clips' Online Check-In. To check-in online, visit www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.
Buescher on returning to Texas Motor Speedway -

"I'm really looking forward to going back to my home track. Texas Motor Speedway is where I first started my racing career, so to be able to come back home this weekend with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points lead really means a lot to me. We had a race get away from us earlier this year at Texas, so I'm really excited about chance to put our Great Clips Silverado in victory lane for the first time at my home track."

James Buescher NCWTS results at Texas Motor Speedway:
Starts: 7
Wins: 0
Poles: 2
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 3
Laps Led: 98
Average Start: 8.6
Average Finish: 12.9

Miguel Paludo
No. 32 World Diabetes Day/Duroline Chevrolet
Texas Motor Speedway II - WinStar World Casino 350k

No. 32 World Diabetes Day/Duroline Chevrolet News and Notes
• Return To Texas...Miguel Paludo and the No. 32 World Diabetes Day/Duroline team head to Texas Motor Speedway for the second of two visits in 2012. Paludo scored a 14th-place finish after battling a loose condition and a vibration when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) visited in the spring. In his four previous starts in the Lone Star State, Paludo has tallied two top-10 finishes, 10 laps led, an average start of 15.5 and an average finish of 16.0.
• Blue for World Diabetes Day...The No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado will unload with a completely different look when the garage opens this weekend. Paludo's typically red truck will be blue at Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway as the team switches to a special paint scheme in honor of World Diabetes Day on November 14th. The truck will feature the blue circle logo for World Diabetes Day, Paludo's son Oliver's name above the passenger side door and a collage of diabetes statistics and resources. Paludo, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nine years ago, found out earlier this season that Oliver, only eight months old at the time, is also diabetic. Just weeks later, Paludo was named as a Blue Circle Champion for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), becoming the first South American representative of the global organization.
• What is WDD?...World Diabetes Day, the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes community, is held annually on November 14th. It was introduced in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. While the campaign lasts the entire year, the day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
• Diabetes Fact of the Week...The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle, the global symbol for diabetes which was developed as part of the Unite for Diabetes awareness campaign. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. Across cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. The color blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the color of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.
• This Week's Silverado...Paludo and the No. 32 Duroline Brakes and Components team will unload chassis TMS-216 at Texas Motor Speedway. TMS-216 made its debut in the spring race at Kentucky Speedway and has hit the track six times this season. The chassis has two top-10 finishes, with a best finish of eighth achieved at the fall Kentucky race in September.
• Previous Race Recap... Paludo came to Martinsville Speedway prepared for short tempers and fierce short-track racing, only to have a late-race spin thwart his competitive efforts. Paludo remained patient and consistent throughout the 200-lap event, but brought out the final caution flag of the day on lap 188 when a spin, believed to be caused by a flat tire, put the Brazilian at the tail end of the field, costing him a top-10 finish.
• 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 WinStar World Casino 350k can be seen live on Friday, November 2nd on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.
• MP FOR MPD...Would you like to see the first Brazilian in history become the NCWTS Most Popular Driver? Voting has begun! Be sure to cast your vote once a day for Miguel Paludo here: www.nascar.com/ncwtsmpd
Miguel Paludo on driving at Texas Motor Speedway -

"The intermediate tracks are hands down my favorite places to race, and Texas is probably my favorite of them all. This is the home track for the Turner family and a place where Turner Motorsports has run well in the past. We're bringing a chassis that we've had good races in and learned a lot about, so it just keeps getting better and better every time we race it."

Miguel Paludo on the World Diabetes Day Paint Scheme -
"I'm very excited about the paint scheme we're running for World Diabetes Day this weekend; it's very personal for me. November 14th is all about the 366 million people worldwide living with diabetes, but for me, it's just about one person, my son. We're going to be celebrating the day within our family, no different than a birthday or a holiday. I want to make it a day for Oliver to feel special and to remind him that diabetes can't stop you from doing anything in your life. I can't wait for people to see the paint scheme on the racetrack, and when you're out there with your child's name on the truck, it makes a race extra special; it gives you that extra push to bring it to victory lane for him."

Miguel Paludo NCWTS results at Texas Motor Speedway
Starts: 4
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 2
Laps Led: 10
Average Start: 15.5
Average Finish: 16.0

Brandon McReynolds
No. 4 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet
Texas Motor Speedway II - WinStar World Casino 350k

No. 4 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet News and Notes
• Welcome to the Trucks...Brandon McReynolds will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in the No. 4 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet Silverado. The son of former crew chief and current race analyst Larry McReynolds will be making his first start at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Fort Worth, Texas. McReynolds has made three previous starts for Turner Motorsports in 2012, two in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and one in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPS East). McReynolds has one ARCA victory in 2012, which he earned at Talladega Superspeedway in the No. 32 Win-Tron/Turner Motorsports Chevy.
• Pack Racing...McReynolds and the No. 4 team will be sponsored by Wolfpack Rentals this weekend in Texas. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Wolfpack Rentals is a premier provider of oilfield services. Wolfpack Rentals, L.L.C., employs approximately 30 field, marketing and administrative personnel in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and West Virginia. The Wolfpack Rentals rental fleet includes modular buildings, living quarters, generators, light towers, water and sewer systems, forklifts, man-lifts, communication systems and drill pipes.
• This Week's Silverado...The No. 4 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet Silverado team will unload chassis TMS-213 at Texas Motor Speedway. TMS-213 was most recently raced by Miguel Paludo at the spring Texas race where he brought home a 14th-place finish.
• Follow Me...Visit www.facebook.com/BrandonMcReynoldsRacing,www.brandonmcreynolds.com or www.twitter.com/franchize28 for the latest news and updates on McReynolds.
• Watch and Listen...The WinStar World Casino 350k can be seen live on Friday, November 2nd on SPEED. Race coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 90.

McReynolds on Texas Motor Speedway and His First NCWTS Start -
"It's really exciting to come to the Turner family's home track and make our debut in Texas. Being a part of an organization like Turner Motorsports with good drivers and good people means more to me than just making my first Truck Series start. It's obviously very exciting going into this series, but any time you can race for a really good organization like Turner Motorsports, whether it's an ARCA car, an East car, Truck or Nationwide, it means a lot just to be part of a good group."

"I've got some laps at Texas Motor Speedway from testing in an ARCA car a few years ago and I've been talking a lot to James [Buescher]. He and I are really good buddies and he's going to try to help me out as much as he can. Texas is a really fast track and it's a little different than what I'm used to from growing up short-track racing. I think it fits my style well; you're able to move around a lot, which I really like. I'm not a big fan of racetracks where there's only one lane, so Texas is a good place to race, especially in the Truck Series. It gives us an opportunity to run well, especially working with someone like [crew chief] Mike Hillman Jr. He's won a lot of races down here as crew chief in the Truck Series and going off the notebook of [No. 31 crew chief] Michael Shelton will help a lot because they were really fast down there earlier in the year. So as long as the driver does his job, we'll have a good night. We have high hopes going into this weekend; otherwise we wouldn't be doing this. I think we have a good shot at a good solid night and hopefully get us a top-10 or single digit finish."

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