First career start at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Justin Allgaier and Nelson Piquet Jr.
Nelson Piquet Jr.
Inaugural Event...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) will make its first ever trip to Lexington, Ohio and the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Mid-Ohio) this weekend for the inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. This will be the second consecutive road course race for the NNS. Nelson Piquet Jr. will make his first career start at Mid-Ohio this weekend.
This Week's Camaro...The No. 30 WORX team will have chassis TSM-307 for Saturday afternoon's race at Mid-Ohio. TSM-307 has primarily been used as a back-up car this season and will make its first start at Mid-Ohio.
Pace Car Rides...Piquet Jr. will be giving members of the media a ride around the 2.258-mile road course on Saturday, August 17th from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Yard Tools...Piquet Jr. will again display the WORX Yard Tools colors on the No. 30 this weekend at Mid-Ohio. 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.
Come and See...Piquet Jr. will join his Turner Scott Motorsports teammates, as well as other NNS drivers, in the NNS autograph session on Friday, August 16 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT on Champions row. Spaces are limited to the first 350 fans with a wristband.
Inaugural Race...The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) heads to its third and final road course race this season. Allgaier will be making his first career start at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Mid-Ohio). Road course races bode well for Allgaier statistically, who finished second at Road America earlier this season and seventh last weekend at Watkins Glen International (WGI).
Nationwide Patient Champion...This weekend Allgaier's No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions/Nationwide Children's Hospital Chevrolet will carry the face of Nationwide Children's Hospital patient champion Marcus Harris. The six-year-old Harris, from Carolina Shores, N.C., was diagnosed with congenital heart disease before he was born and had open heart surgery immediately after birth. Harris has a great sense of humor and is an aspiring artist.
In-Car Camera...This weekend, Allgaier will have an in-car camera sponsored by Sunoco in his No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions/Nationwide Children's Hospital Chevrolet Camaro. Allgaier will also have an additional over-the-shoulder camera providing fans with another unique view as he navigates his way around the 13-turn road course during the inaugural race.
Watkins Glen Recap...The NNS completed its second road course stop of the season at WGI. Allgaier qualified his No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet Camaro sixth for the Zippo 200. After 82 laps of road racing at WGI and running as high as the second position, Allgaier brought his No. 31 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro home to a career-best seventh-place finish at WGI for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM). With his finish at WGI, Allgaier is currently sixth in the NNS Driver Point Standings.
This Week's Camaro...This weekend the No. 31 AccuDoc Solutions/Nationwide Children's Hospital Chevrolet Camaro team will utilize chassis TSM-305. TSM-305 was used at Road America earlier this season and Allgaier brought it home to a second-place finish.
Meet Justin...Allgaier will sign autographs at the Nationwide hospitality tent located across the frontstretch from pit road at Mid-Ohio. Allgaier will sign with other NNS drivers from 4:30-5:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 16.
Crew chief Scott Zipadelli on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course:
"It's our first time at Mid-Ohio [Sports Car Course] and our final road course this season, so we will use the testing time on Thursday to try several different things. Justin has done really well at the road course races this season, so I expect us to have another good result. We have to play our pit strategy correctly and have a clean car at the end to have a shot at winning."
Justin Allgaier on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course:
"I'm excited to get to Mid-Ohio [Sports Car Course]. It's a new track on the schedule which we don't get very often in the Nationwide Series. Obviously, winning the inaugural race is important and it would be a huge deal for my team and everyone at Turner Scott Motorsports. Our road-racing program at TSM has been really, really strong so it's a race that I've had circled on the schedule and look forward to going to. I've done a lot of iRacing trying to learn the track. I've been watching old races of other series that have raced there to try and learn everything I can. It should be a great event and I'm really looking forward to it."
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