Turner Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series News & Notes – Kentucky Speedway


No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet

Kentucky Speedway

American Muscle

Kentucky 300

September 22, 2012

Starts Poles Wins Top-Fives Top-10’s DNFs Avg. Start Avg. Finish

4 0 0 2 3 0 5.2 9.2

No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet News and Notes

Weekend Rewind: Chicagoland II – It was a busy week for Justin Allgaier as he headed home to the Chicago area prior to last weekend’s race at Chicagoland Speedway. He and the BRANDT Racing team were prepared to better the third-place finish they scored earlier in the season. The team was well on its way to achieving this goal after two solid practice sessions and a 10th-place qualifying effort. Unfortunately, late-race contact with another competitor, as well as the outside wall, broke Allgaier’s momentum while racing in the top-10. He went on to finish 11th.

Allgaier at Kentucky Speedway – The 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway has been good to Allgaier over the past three seasons. In four starts, the BRANDT driver has two top-five and three top-10 finishes with 29 laps led. Allgaier has an average starting position of 5.2 and an average finish of 9.2. In the spring race, he took the checkers in the fifth spot after starting seventh. Additionally, he spent the entire race running in the top-15.

Real Horsepower – Prior to hitting the track at Kentucky Speedway, Allgaier will join NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teammates Miguel Paludo, Nelson Piquet Jr. and James Buescher as well as NNS teammate Brad Sweet and head to Churchill Downs, home of horse racing’s most prestigious event and the first jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, the Kentucky Derby. The drivers will tour the 137-year-old facility which houses and trains world-class thoroughbreds year-round in addition to hosting live horse racing in spring and fall meets.

This Week’s Impala – This weekend, Allgaier will drive TMS-327 in the Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway. This car was also raced at the first Kentucky race (fifth), as well as Atlanta Motor Speedway (fifth) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (eighth). This makes the car’s average finish a stout 5.6.

Allgaier on heading back to Kentucky

“I’m really pretty excited to get back to Kentucky this weekend but I think it’s going to be quite a bit different for us this time around. For one thing the weather is going to be significantly cooler. That’ll probably be a welcome change for everyone- teams and fans alike! We are bringing back the same car we had at the first race, which was a good one for us. We unloaded so well last weekend in Chicago and I’d love to do that again, but improve our outcome at the end of the race. I really want to get Rick (Brandt, CEO) and the team back in victory lane before the end of the season and Kentucky would be a great place for that.”

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No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet

Kentucky Speedway

Kentucky 300

September 22, 2012

No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet News and Notes

Brad Sweet Career NNS Stats

Starts Poles Wins Top-Fives Top-10’s Avg. Start Avg. Finish

14 0 0 0 1 17.4 18.9

Previous experience at Kentucky Speedway… Brad Sweet made his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Kentucky Speedway in June, starting 20th before leaving with a 16th-place finish. He has also made laps at the 1.5-mile track in ARCA Racing Series (ARS) competition. In 2009, he competed in the ARS race, starting eighth and finishing 16th.

This Week’s Impala… The No. 38 team will unload chassis TMS-331 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This is a brand new chassis in the Turner Motorsports stable.

Real Horsepower…Prior to hitting the track at Kentucky Speedway, Sweet and NNS teammate, Justin Allgaier, along with NCWTS teammates Miguel Paludo, Nelson Piquet Jr. and James Buescher, will head to Churchill Downs, home of horse racing’s most prestigious event and the first jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, the Kentucky Derby. The drivers will tour the 137-year-old facility which houses and trains world-class thoroughbreds year-round in addition to hosting live horse racing in spring and fall meets.

Gear up for the Kasey Kahne Foundation Five Kahne 5K presented by Great Clips!! Join Kasey Kahne on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to run or walk the streets of gorgeous downtown Charlotte on a crisp fall day! What a better way to end the Fall Charlotte race weekend than with some exercise and stay afterwards for the Five Kahne post-race festival. It’s a day of fun for the whole family! For more information visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org

Home Sweet Home for Great Clips crew member Rob Tracy… Rob Tracy, suspension specialist on the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet, hails from Frankfort, Ky. which is just a 40-mile ride from Kentucky Speedway. Tracy graduated from Western Hills High School, class of 1990.

Kahne and Sweet on DIY Network’s “House Crashers”… If you missed it the first time, there’s another chance to catch the “House Crashers” episode in which Kahne and Sweet help to remodel a Charlotte, NC family’s garage into a Great Clips Racing-themed room. The show will re-air Monday, September 24th at 3:30pm and Saturday, September 29th at 5:30pm (all times EST). Visit www.diy.com for more information. For a clip from the show, visit the Turner Motorsports Facebook page.

Who’s on the pit box?… Trent Owens, who has led James Buescher and Nelson Piquet Jr. to NNS victories this season, serves as crew chief for the No. 38 Great Clips team with drivers Kahne and Sweet. A former driver himself, Owens is a long-time fixture in the NASCAR garage. Over the years, the Darlington, S.C., native has been successful working with a variety of drivers with different levels of experience and has visited victory lane with both rookies and veterans alike including Buescher, Piquet. Jr., Mark Martin, Dave Blaney and Reed Sorenson.

Kahne and Sweet: a unique combination… Not only are Kahne and Sweet good friends off the track, but the veteran is serving as mentor to Sweet as he makes the transition from open-wheel competition to stock cars. Sweet was handpicked by Kahne in 2008 to drive for Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) where he has since experienced tremendous success in the World of Outlaws Series. Sweet will continue to compete on a limited basis for KKR when he is not behind the wheel of the No. 38 Great Clips machine in the NNS. You can expect Kahne to be very involved and present in the NNS garage when Sweet is behind the wheel of the No. 38 as he will closely monitor his progress and offer encouragement.

Kahne brought Great Clips their first win! From 2003-2005, Kahne and his sponsor, Great Clips, Inc., reached momentous milestones, including capturing Kahne’s first Nationwide Series victory in 2003 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was also Great Clips’ first win as a primary sponsor. In 2005, Kahne captured his second career win at Texas Motor Speedway before leaving the Nationwide Series to allow more time for his Sprint Cup Series efforts.

Great Clips goes racing with the World of Outlaws in 2012! Great Clips will serve as sponsor for KKR driver Joey Saldana for the 2012 World of Outlaws season. The Minneapolis-based company has been a sponsor of KKR for the past two seasons. This year, they will be featured on all three KKR entries – as a primary sponsor on the #9 with Saldana as well as associate sponsor placement on Brad Sweet’s #49 and Cody Darrah’s #5 World of Outlaws cars.

12 Years and Counting… Great Clips, Inc. is currently the longest-running sponsor in the NNS and has used the Nationwide Series as their primary marketing platform for the last 11 years. Their sponsorship began in 2000 with Akins Motorsports as they climbed on board to sponsor the team’s No. 38 entry with driver, Christian Elder. Mark Green piloted the No. 38 for one season before general manager, Doug Stringer, hired up-and-coming talent, Kasey Kahne, thereby solidifying Great Clips’ commitment to their NASCAR sponsorship.

Sweet on racing at Kentucky Speedway

“Kentucky is a lot of fun to race at because it’s multi-grooved and allows for a lot of good passing and side-by-side racing. We ran decent in our first trip there, but I expect us to be much better this time around. I feel in the last couple of weeks we have hit on something and we are able to unload closer to where we want to be for the race. I’m enjoying working with Trent Owens (crew chief) and feel like he is really helping this Great Clips team improve each week.”

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No. 30 F.O.E Chevrolet

Kentucky Speedway

Kentucky 300

September 22, 2012

No. 30 F.O.E Chevrolet News and Notes

James Buescher Kentucky NNS Stats

Starts Poles Wins Top-Fives Top-10’s DNFs Avg. Start Avg. Finish

2 0 0 0 1 0 15.0 12.0

James Buescher Career NNS Stats

Starts Poles Wins Top-Fives Top-10’s DNFs Avg. Start Avg. Finish

51 2 1 3 12 9 18.0 17.4

No Blues for Buescher in the Blue Grass State…The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) makes its second of two trips to the “Blue Grass” state’s 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway. After taking a week off to continue his quest for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) championship, James Buescher will hop behind the wheel of the No. 30 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E) Chevrolet Impala for Saturday afternoon’s race. In Buescher’s two previous starts at the Kentucky Speedway, he has finished in the top-fifteen both times and completed all but one lap. Buescher’s average starting position is 15.0 with his average finish bettering that at 12.0. Buescher and team look to add to the trend of nothing less than a top-ten finish with chassis TMS-326.

Welcome Back… Turner Motorsports partner Fraternal Order of Eagles returns to the No. 30 Chevrolet Impala this weekend in Kentucky. F.O.E celebrated in victory lane with Buescher at Daytona International Speedway during the first race this season. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization, which unites fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills, and by promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. The F.O.E. was founded in 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician’s strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to “bury the hatchet” and form “The Order of Good Things.” As numbers grew, members changed the name to “The Fraternal Order of Eagles.” Presently F.O.E. membership is almost one million strong, with more than 1,700 local aeries in the U.S. and Canada. Women’s auxiliaries total more than 1,500, with more than 335,000 members. Among its many accomplishments the F.O.E. counts the founding of Mother’s Day and esteemed members include seven former U.S. Presidents.

Appearing…Buescher will be signing autographs this coming Saturday September 22nd from 11:00 am to 11:45am during the NNS driver autograph session at Kentucky Speedway.

Previous Race Recap…Last week, the Turner Motorsports team saw Alex Bowman make his NNS debut behind the wheel of the No. 30, posting a decisive top-20 finish for the rookie. Buescher’s last NNS start came at the 0.75 D-shaped Richmond oval. After gambling with a two tire stop, Buescher continued to stalk the top-ten, coming up just shy and finishing in the eleventh position on the lead lap.

This Week’s Impala…The No. 30 team will unload chassis TMS-326 this Saturday at Kentucky Speedway. Buescher has raced this chassis at Charlotte, Michigan and Kentucky, posting top-10 finishes in all three events.

Buescher on this weekend’s NNS race at Kentucky

“Kentucky has always been one of my favorite tracks. I like the style of racing, plus the fans are great! In our last start here in June, we had a great overall weekend with a win in the NCWTS and a top-ten finish in the Nationwide car and that just adds to my confidence of returning to Kentucky Speedway. If we can just get a good balance on the car and run our own race, we feel we should be able to post another top-ten finish.”

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