Racing around the world's largest paperclip a first for Sweet... This weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Martinsville Speedway will mark Brad Sweet's first start at the famed .526-mile track. The rookie driver hopes to build on his learning experience this season in the NCWTS by adding to his solid start thus far.
This Week's Chevy Silverado... The No. 32 Great Clips Chevrolet Silverado team will bring chassis TMS-017 to the half-mile Martinsville Speedway for Saturday's 250-lap event. This chassis was run earlier this season at Phoenix International Raceway where Sweet finished 11th.
Crew chief Trent Owens has some laps under his belt at Martinsville... Veteran crew chief Trent Owens will guide Sweet around the southern Virginia-based track this weekend. Owens has some experience of his own behind the wheel at Martinsville Speedway, having competed in a NCWTS race in 2002, finishing 17th. Owens is off to a solid start himself in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season with one win, three top-five and four top-10 finishes.
First Win... Turner Motorsports captured its first win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Mark Martin and the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet. The organization is in its sophomore season of NASCAR competition and has already captured one win, one pole, along with 18 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes. Turner Motorsports has expanded from a two-truck NCWTS operation in 2010 to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series, fielding three entries in the NCWTS and four entries in the NNS.
Brad Sweet on Martinsville Speedway
"I'm looking forward to racing at Martinsville this weekend. It's an old-school, short track tucked in the south of Virginia with a lot of racing history. I hope to get up to speed quickly, qualify well, be competitive throughout the weekend and bring the Great Clips Chevy home with a solid finish."
-source: turner motorsports