Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 8/27/14
Nelson Piquet Jr. and the No. 30 Turner Motorsports team left their mark on Texas Motor Speedway. After leading both practice sessions, Piquet Jr. went on to capture his third Keystone Light Pole Award of the 2012 season. Starting from the front row, the No. 30 pulled away from the field and went on to lead a majority of the laps in the 147-lap event and claimed a solid third-place finish for the young Brazilian. This was Piquet Jr.’s third top-five finish in only five starts at Texas Motor Speedway. With three pole positions, Piquet Jr. is currently tied for the driver with the most pole awards of the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. This Week’s Silverado…. The No. 30 Qualcomm/Autotrac team heads to the 1-mile tri-oval track in the desert withchassis TMS-215 for Friday night’sLucas Oil 150.TMS-215 last saw action on the track at Kentucky Speedway in June. Eyes on the Prize at Night… As a long-time fan and current ambassador for TAG Heuer Eyewear, Piquet Jr. will wear the TAG Heuer night-vision Eyewear for Friday night’s event under the lights at Phoenix International Raceway. Piquet Jr. wore these same spectacles when he scored his third-place finish last Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Look Your Best at PIR… Long time sponsor in the Nationwide Series, Great Clips, will be providing free haircuts when the gates open at Phoenix International Raceway. Just stop by the Great Clips display! Donations will be accepted with all money raised going to Project H3. Project H3 was established to provide aid for long-term, vulnerable homeless veterans and their families. For more information see their website: http://www.azceh.org/project-h3  Watch LIVE… Tune in to catch this week’s NCWTS Lucas Oil 150 from Phoenix International Raceway live on SPEED on Friday, November 9th 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 Phoenix International Raceway…“With nothing to lose and only two races to go in the season, I’m determined to go after a win this weekend. My team has fought hard all year and they deserve it. I’ve only been to Phoenix once so I want to learn as much as I can while here. My crew chief Chris Carrier and I continue to work well together, and I’ve seen so much growth in my skill set throughout 2012.”
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