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Piquet back in Turner's No. 30 Chevy for Bristol

July 25, 2012, Team Release,

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Turner Motorsports announced Wednesday that Nelson Piquet Jr. will return to the cockpit of the No. 30 Chevrolet at the upcoming Nationwide Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway. This will be Piquet Jr.'s second NNS start of 2012, and the fourth of his career.

The 26-year-old Brazilian earned his first stock-car victory earlier this season when he took the checkered flag in the K&N Pro Series East event at Bristol. In his most recent NNS start at Road America in June, Piquet Jr. claimed his first victory in one of NASCAR's three national touring series. Piquet Jr.'s 39 Camping World Truck Series starts have resulted in one pole, nine top-fives, and 19 top-10 finishes.

"After the success of my first Nationwide start of 2012, I'm more than ready to make my second," Piquet said. "It was very important to me for it to be on an oval. I think I've proven that I can get around a road course quite well, so my next step is trying to prove I can do just as well on an oval. Crew chief Trent Owens and I worked very well together at Road America and I'm excited be given this opportunity again this year. Turner Motorsports has proven to be very dominant this year in both the Nationwide Series and the Truck Series. I'm ready to get them another win."

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