Piquet Enters Martinsville Truck Race

Nelson Piquet Jr. will race in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (Bob Benko photo)
Nelson Piquet Jr. will race in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. (Bob Benko photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Nelson Piquet Jr. will pilot Turner Scott Motorsports No. 30 Toyota in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

Piquet Jr., who is running full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) for Turner Scott Motorsports in 2013, will be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Wolf Pack Energy Services Chevrolet Silverado in the Kroger 250. Veteran crew chief Chris Carrier will be calling the shots from atop the pit box.

Piquet Jr., who became the first Brazilian to win in one of NASCAR’s top-three series when he took the checkered flag at last season’s NNS race at Road America, has raced in a total of 52 NCWTS events, completing two full-time seasons in 2011 and 2012.

The Brasilia, Brazil native finished seventh in the 2012 driver point standings, capturing four poles and tallying two wins (Michigan International Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway), nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the Truck Series”, said Piquet. “My guys at Turner Scott Motorsports have worked really hard to get the Wolf Pack Energy Services Chevy Silverado ready to race at Martinsville. We had two really good trucks there last year so hopefully we can repeat that success this weekend. I really have to thank everybody at TSM for this opportunity.”

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