No. 7 Stop Diabetes Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 22 of 25
‘BAMA BOUND: Miguel Paludo will make his way to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway this weekend. Paludo will make his first laps around the 2.66-mile Superspeedway this weekend, as he tries to improve on his last restrictor-plate finish of fourth in the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Paludo has two fourth-place finishes at Daytona and Lucas Oil Raceway, but his career-best Truck Series finish came in August at Michigan International Speedway where he finished third.
SOMBRERO DOMINANCE: The Toyota emblem is often referred to as a “sombrero”, this logo has crossed the finish line first, most often at Talladega. Toyota drivers have been dominating at the track since the series made the decision to race at the historic 2.66-mile track in 2006. Toyota has been in victory lane four times in the last five races giving them a winning percentage of 80.
EYE IN THE SKY: One of the most important aspects for a rookie driver at Talladega Superspeedway is to have an experienced spotter. Paludo will listen to veteran Truck Series driver Terry Cook as he makes his first laps around Talladega Superspeedway. The six-time Truck Series winner will help Paludo to navigate through traffic and hopefully to victory lane at day’s end. Cook will be perched high atop the 2.66-mile track some 40 feet plus in the air so he will have the best view of the track.
FIRST TIMER: The newest addition to the Paludo family, Oliver, Miguel and Patricia’s son will make his first appearance at a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
NEW COLORS: This weekend Paludo will carry new colors as the 28-year old driver of the No. 7 Toyota Tundra promotes health, wellness and the fight to find a cure for diabetes. Paludo, who suffers from Type I diabetes, continues to be an advocate for research and education for children and adults who struggle with the disease.
“My diabetes does not stop me from living my dream as a racecar driver. I want to be someone that children and adults can look up to and realize that even though you have diabetes your life does not have to stop. You just have to be more careful what you eat and drink, be sure to get plenty of rest and exercise daily. Eventually diabetes will become part of your daily routine. I hope by having the Stop Diabetes colors on the truck this weekend, that we can continue to raise awareness for diabetes and hopefully one day find a cure.”
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 7 team will unload chassis No. 140. The last time this truck was on the track was last season at Daytona International Speedway with Timothy Peters behind the wheel. The No. 7 team will unload last year’s Daytona race winning vehicle for Paludo to weave through the air at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Paludo earned a 27th-place finish after being caught up in an on-track incident on lap 31 of the 146-lap event. The No. 7 Toyota Tundra sustained heavy front-end damage and was unable to complete the event. Miguel Paludo Talks about Talladega Superspeedway:
What are your thoughts going back to a superspeedway? “I’m really excited to go back to a superspeedway. Daytona was the first race of the season, first superspeedway and I loved it. We had a shot to win there and I’m sure that Talladega will be the same way.”
About Red Horse Racing: Founded in 2005 by former Mobil Corporation executive Tom DeLoach and NASCAR veteran Jeff Hammond, Red Horse Racing aims to be a professional racing team that strives for excellence on and off the race track. Red Horse Racing hopes to build and maintain solid, mutual relationships with its partners to win races and championships and to represent itself in a professional manner. The team has five victories and six poles in its brief existence. DeLoach and Hammond also own Performance Instruction Training (PIT), the number one pit crew training center in the world that also has many corporate training options that include team-building, lean manufacturing, motorsports demonstrations and more.
Quick Facts Miguel Paludo Talladega Superspeedway NASCAR Camping World Truck -No Previous Starts-
2011 Season to Date Stats: Number of Starts: 21 Average Starting Position: 16.4 Average Finishing Position: 18.0 Wins: 0 Top-Five Finishes: 3 Top -10 Finishes: 6 Poles: 0 Laps Led: 19 Earnings: $253,370 Total Laps Completed: 2748 Total Possible Laps: 3277