Nelson Piquet Jr. and the No. 30 Qualcomm team will unload chassis TMS-222 for this weekend’s event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. TMS-222 will take to the track for the first time this weekend, as it is a brand-new chassis for the Turner Motorsports team.
Battle it Out… Piquet Jr. and his Turner Motorsports teammates will be teaming up with paintball star Greg Hastings in Las Vegas for a head-to-head battle prior to the September 29th race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Piquet Jr., along with Miguel Paludo, James Buescher and wife Kris Buescher will join forces with SPEED on-air talent Ray Dunlap and Rick Allen to take on each other and some of paintball’s most prestigious professional players including Hastings, Bea Youngs, Kat Secor and Sonny Lopez. The event, which will be held at Las Vegas Premier Paintball in Las Vegas Sports Park, is open to spectators and will feature a 30-minute autograph session with the Turner Motorsports drivers and paintball players. The autograph session will be followed by four to six combat-style games between the drivers, media and pros.
Most Popular Driver…The voting polls have officially opened for the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Most Popular Driver. You can cast your vote for the Brazilian racing sensation by heading to www.NASCAR.com/ncwtsmpd. You can vote once per day from now until November 19th, 2012.
Seeing Neon…Fans can stop by LVMS fan-friendly Neon Garage on Friday September 28th, 2012 at 6:00 pm PT for the NCWTS autograph session. Passes for the Neon Garage start at just $10 and can be purchased on www.lvms.com.
Watch LIVE… Tune in to catch this week’s NCWTS event from Las Vegas Motor Speedway live on SPEED on Saturday, September 29th at 8:30 pm EST, with pre-race coverage starting at 8:00 pm EST. Keep an eye out for Piquet Jr. and his Turner Motorsports teammates during pre-race coverage, as SPEED cameras accompanied the drivers to Churchill Downs last week in Kentucky. For even more coverage, you can also tune in to MRN Radio or SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR channel 90.
Nelson Piquet Jr. on Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “If I were you, I would bet on me this weekend. Our team is unloading a brand-new truck for this weekend’s Smith’s 350 and I have a good feeling it’s going to be very competitive. Last weekend’s unlucky turn of events was hard on all of us. This team works hard, and I want nothing more but to take them to victory lane again this season.”