Charlotte: Nelson Piquet preview

Piquet Jr. to Make First Truck Series Start with BBM MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2010) - Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his inaugural start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this week. Although the Brasilia, Brazil native has never raced at the 1.5-mile...

Piquet Jr. to Make First Truck Series Start with BBM

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 18, 2010) - Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his inaugural start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this week. Although the Brasilia, Brazil native has never raced at the 1.5-mile oval, he was able to get a head start on learning his way around the track. Piquet volunteered as a guest driver at the Richard Petty Driving Experience while in Charlotte earlier this month. Piquet took several passengers for rides and received tips from the instructors on conquering the speedway. Piquet hopes his experience will give him a head start on a solid race performance in his No. 15 Qualcomm, ArcSight Toyota Tundra.

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will mark Piquet's second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start, his first with Billy Ballew Motorsports. He raced at Daytona International Speedway earlier this season and finished sixth. He also drove in one stock car event at a mile-and-a-half track, which came at Texas Motor Speedway last April. Piquet started first and finished ninth.

Piquet Jr. on North Carolina Education Lottery 200:

"I'm really happy to be racing with Billy Ballew Motorsports. It's a great opportunity with a really good team. I'm really anxious to go to the track already with his trucks and crew. I've seen his team do very well. They're always in the top-10 or top-five, and always fighting up there. It's going to be a good chance to be in a good truck, and hopefully continue their string of good results.

"Charlotte Motors Speedway seems like a quick track, quicker than Texas (Motor Speedway), where I raced a few weeks ago. It's going to be exciting. I've met some of the boys at the karting track and they told me that it can be flat out in qualifying, so I'm really anxious to get on the track and start driving. It's going to be a heck of a weekend."

-source: bbm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Richard Petty , Nelson Piquet , Nelson Piquet Jr.