Turner Scott Motorsports NCWTS Previews: Chicagoland Speedway

Turner Scott Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes:
Chicagoland Speedway

Ben Kennedy
No. 31 Heater.com Silverado
Chicagoland Speedway – Lucas Oil 225
September 12, 2014

Deep Dish Racing…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to the Windy City for some Friday night racing under the lights at Chicagoland Speedway. Chicagoland was one of the five tracks Ben Kennedy made a start at in 2013. In last year’s event, Kennedy earned a 12th-place starting spot before bringing his Chevrolet Silverado home in the 16th position.

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Say Hello…Come meet Kennedy and his NCWTS competitors at the Chicagoland Speedway autograph session this weekend. Kennedy will be signing autographs in Champions Park at the Fan Pit Stop on Friday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. local time.

Watch and Listen…The Lucas Oil 225 can be seen live on Friday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Previous Race Recap…Kennedy and the No. 31 Heater.com team overcame an early pit-road penalty in the Rookie of the Year contender’s first road course event in the NCWTS. After serving a pass-thru penalty on lap 16, Kennedy appeared to be on his way to a top-10 finish in his debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. However, a flat tire in the closing laps dashed those chances, ultimately resulting in a 15th-place finish in the Chevrolet Silverado 250.

Ben Kennedy on Chicagoland Speedway:

“I’m looking forward to heading to Chicagoland Speedway and getting back on an oval. It’s always good when you can go back to a track you’ve raced at before, because it eliminates the learning curve you have anytime you go somewhere new. I really enjoyed racing at this track last year and we’re bringing a brand-new truck with us. TSM has such a strong mile-and-a-half program and I know how much time and work goes into these new trucks, so I have no doubt that we’re going to be fast. We’ve had some rough luck the last few weekends, so I’m ready to turn things around and bring home a strong finish for Heater.com and my team.”

NCWTS results at Chicagoland Speedway:
Starts: 1
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 0
Laps Led: 0
Average Start: 12.0
Average Finish: 16.0

Tayler Malsam
No. 32 Redbox Silverado
Chicagoland Speedway – Lucas Oil 225
September 12, 2014

Back on Track…After a small break from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Tayler Malsam returns to the No. 32 Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) truck for a night of racing under the lights at Chicagoland Speedway. Despite not having competed in a truck at the 1.5-mile track since 2009, Malsam made two NASCAR Nationwide Series starts in the Windy City in 2012. With experience on his side this weekend, Malsam hopes to carry momentum from his last NCWTS race with TSM at Michigan International Speedway, where he claimed his career-best finish of fourth.

Red and White for the Night…This week at Chicagoland Speedway, the No. 32 will sport a brand-new paint scheme with Redbox aboard the No. 32 truck. Redbox, an Outerwall Inc. brand, offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray Disc and video-game rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than 3.3 billion discs and is available at about 36,000 locations, including leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, and select Walgreens, Walmart and McDonald’s locations. For more information, visit www.redbox.com and for more information about Outerwall Inc., visit www.outerwall.com.

Come On By…Be sure to meet Malsam and his NCWTS competitors at the Chicagoland Speedway autograph session this weekend in Champions Park at the Fan Pit Stop on Friday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m. local time.

Previous Race Recap…The last time Malsam was behind the wheel of the No. 32 truck was at Michigan International Speedway in August. After two solid practice sessions with his TSM team, Malsam advanced the Outerwall Chevy to the final round of knockout qualifying and earned his best starting spot of the season. Taking the green flag from the eighth position, Malsam had the fastest truck on the track for the majority of the 100-lap race, ultimately earning a fourth-place finish after an impressive performance behind the wheel.

Watch and Listen…Don’t miss any of the action as the NCWTS races under the lights at Chicagoland Speedway. The Lucas Oil 225 can be seen live on Friday, September 12 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Tayler Malsam on racing at Chicagoland Speedway:

“I really can’t wait to race the truck again this weekend. We had a great run last time we competed together in Michigan, so I hope we can keep up our progress and get another good finish. I’ve been to Chicagoland [Speedway] a few times before, but I’m definitely going to need to re-familiarize myself with the track during practice. It’s great to have Redbox on board our truck this weekend. I’m looking forward to meeting several employees from the company and hopefully getting them a win.”

NCWTS Results at Chicagoland Speedway
Starts: 1
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 0
Laps Led: 1
Average Start: 15.0
Average Finish: 23.0

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