2012 Bristol2 Nelson Piquet Jr During PracticeTurner Scott Motorsports Statement Regarding Richmond International Raceway Incident

Turner Scott Motorsports can confirm that an incident occurred near the Driver/Owner parking lot of Richmond International Raceway following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday, April 26th. Several members of another race team confronted a group that included Nelson Piquet Jr., resulting in the arrest of two individuals from the other race team. TSM will have no further comment on the incident as the matter is an active case with the Henrico Police Department.

Editors Note: To be clear, this was a post, post race altercation and not what we saw on TV.

Aug. 18, 2012

NASCAR Wire Service

BROOKLYN, Mich — Spin to win.

What looked like a disaster early on for Nelson Piquet Jr. — a spin on lap 56 — turned fortuitous as green flags clicked by to close the VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

Piquet and crew chief Chris Carrier employed a brilliant — and race-winning — strategy to capture the Brazilian’s first victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The duo chose to stay out on the race track while the front-runners pitted under green, and milked a huge lead that ballooned to over 15 seconds with seven laps remaining.

Continue reading “Nelson Piquet Jr. Rallies At Michigan For Breakthrough Truck Win”

1 1 30 Nelson Piquet Jr.(i) Qualcomm/Autotrac Chevrolet
2 2 18 Michael McDowell(i) Pizza Ranch Toyota
3 3 5 Ron Fellows AER Manufacturing Chevrolet
4 5 33 Max Papis Menards/Rheem Chevrolet
5 8 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Dodge
6 4 22 Jacques Villeneuve Discount Tire Dodge
7 6 11 Brian Scott Dollar General Toyota
8 22 54 Kurt Busch(i) Monster Energy Toyota
9 14 88 Cole Whitt # VooDoo Ride Chevrolet
10 7 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet

Continue reading “2012 Road America Nationwide Series Race Results – Piquet Wins From The Pole”

Rockingham, N.C. (April 14, 2012) – Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. edged rookie Paulie Harraka by one one-thousandth of a second Saturday to earn his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole during qualifying for Sunday’s inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at Rockingham Speedway.

Piquet, driving a Chevrolet, posted a144.387-mph lap, while Harraka’s Ford clocked in at 144.381 mph — 24.933 to 24.934 seconds on the 1-mile track.

“Honestly, when I finished my lap I told the guys on the radio it wasn’t my best lap; we could have gone a little bit better,” said Piquet, whose Keystone Light Pole Award came in his 33rd race. “I was expecting maybe a top 5, but I wasn’t expecting a pole at all. I think the track probably got much warmer and got a bit slower for everybody else.”

Rounding out the top 10, respectively, were: Timothy Peters, Toyota, 143.937 mph; Jason Leffler, Toyota, 143.730; Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 143.392; Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 143.147; Todd Bodine, Toyota, 143.033; Matt Crafton, Toyota, 142.976; Grant Enfinger, Chevrolet, 142.885; and Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 142.693.

LINEUP
1 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Qualcomm / AutoTrac Chevrolet 24.933 144.387
2 5 Paulie Harraka # Send Soldier to Rock / Wauters Mtrspts Ford 24.934 144.381
3 17 Timothy Peters Strutmasters.com Toyota 25.011 143.937
4 18 Jason Leffler Dollar General Toyota 25.047 143.730
5 4 Brad Sweet Rockwell Tools Chevrolet 25.106 143.392
6 29 Parker Kligerman Draw-Tite / MOPAR RAM 25.149 143.147
7 11 Todd Bodine Toyota Care Toyota 25.169 143.033
8 88 Matt Crafton Menards / Ideal Door Toyota 25.179 142.976
9 60 Grant Enfinger Turn One Racing Chevrolet 25.195 142.885
10 13 Johnny Sauter Hot Honeys / Curb Records Toyota 25.229 142.693
Continue reading “2012 Rockingham NASCAR Truck Series Starting Lineup – Nelson Piquet Jr. pole sitter”