Back On Track: The NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Talladega, Alabama for its second superspeedway stop of the 2013 season. Kyle Larson will be making his first career start at Talladega Superspeedway. Although he has never hit the track at the 2.66-mile, Larson made both ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at Daytona International Speedway earlier this year. Larson finished 13th in the NNS event in February and earned a second-place finish in the season-opening ARCA event.
This Week’s Camaro: This weekend, the No. 32 team will unload chassis TSM-336 at Talladega Superspeedway. This chassis made its debut earlier this season at Daytona International Speedway, where it was driven by Danica Patrick. Patrick was strong throughout the weekend and led five laps in that race before an electrical issue relegated her to a 36th-place finish.
Frequent Flyer: Cessna will be returning to take flight with Larson this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway after debuting with the rookie NNS driver in the ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona. Cessna, the world’s leading general aviation company, has designed, produced and delivered more than 193,500 airplanes around the globe. This includes more than 6,300 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world.
Previous Race Recap: Larson rallied back from an 18th-place starting position to score his third top-10 finish of the 2013 season. The Turner Scott Motorsports crew continuously improved on the handling of the No. 32 Cessna Camaro as Larson wheeled it through the field, resulting in an eighth-place finish and Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Race honors at Richmond International Raceway.
Watch and Listen: The Aaron’s 312 can be seen live on Saturday, May 4 on ESPN. Race coverage will begin at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Kyle Larson on Talladega Superspeedway: “I think we’ve seen that anything can happen at a superspeedway. I have no doubt that our equipment will be fast at Talladega. It really just comes down to being patient, working out a good strategy with your teammates and staying out of trouble. I ran second in the ARCA race at Daytona earlier this year and before we wrecked on the final lap of the Nationwide race, we were right there competing for the win. I enjoy superspeedway racing a lot, and if I’m lucky, it can be where I get my first Nationwide Series win.”