Lady In Black: Piquet Jr. will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Darlington Raceway on Friday night, having only previously raced at the 1.366-mile track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
This Week’s Camaro: The No. 30 WORX team will have chassis TSM-329 for this Friday night’s race at Darlington Raceway. TSM-329 was previously used by Piquet Jr. at Auto Club Speedway, where he earned a 16th-place finish.
Talladega Recap: Making his first career NNS start at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon, Nelson Piquet Jr. looked for a solid finish in the Aaron’s 312. Piquet Jr. and his No. 30 WORX Yard Tools team started the weekend by qualifying 16th at the 2.66-mile superspeedway. Late in the rain-delayed race, Piquet Jr. was caught up in an 11-car pileup, which ended his night. Piquet Jr. and the WORX Yard Tools Chevrolet Camaro were credited with a 29th-place finish.
Welcome Back: Piquet Jr. will once again display the No. 30 WORX colors on Friday night at Darlington Raceway. Established in 1994, WORX Yard Tools USA, based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the fastest growing companies serving the global power equipment market today. A diversified manufacturer and marketer of a complete range of electric-powered lawn and garden equipment and related products, WORX has over 4000 employees worldwide. The WORX line-up includes innovative grass trimmers, chainsaws, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, blowers and more. All WORX products are emission-free and feature intuitive functions, tool-less adjustments and best-of-industry ergonomics. You can find WORX yard tools at retailers such as Lowe’s, Walmart, Sears, Amazon.com and local lawn & garden dealers. More information is available on the company’s website, at www.WORX.com.
Watch and Listen: The VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 can be seen live on Friday, May 10 on ESPN2. Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Crew Chief Chris Carrier on Darlington: “When you talk about Darlington, you talk about history. This race track is basically where it all started. If you’re a baseball player or baseball fan, going to Darlington is like going to Wrigley Field or Fenway Park. We did a two-day test there a few weeks ago and learned a lot that we can take with us and use on Friday night. Darlington is a very narrow and fast race track. The key to Darlington is to find the right setup to help you during the race. I am looking forward to getting to Darlington and hopefully bringing home a great finish.”
Nelson Piquet Jr. on his return to Darlington: “I am looking forward to going to Darlington this weekend. We had a two-day test there a couple weeks ago, and I learned a lot. My guys are working hard, and I look forward to going to Darlington and coming home with a great finish.”