Turner Scott – Ready to Build on Daytona Success

Turner Scott – Ready to Build on Daytona Success

by April 30, 2014 0 comments

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — After a great season opener at Daytona, Turner Scott Motorsports just might have the package to score their second win of the season in the Aaron’s 312 this Saturday at the Talladega Superspeedway.

The team got their season off to a fantastic start in February’s Drive4COPD 300, placing both of their cars within the top-10. For this weekend’s race, TSM will be bringing both of their Daytona-raced chassis to the track, hoping to replicate the results they produced in the season opener.

Dylan Kwasniewski started on the pole at Daytona in his No. 31 Rockstar Energy Camaro and was able to hang around in the top-10 for a majority of the race before finishing in eighth. All in all, not bad for an 18-year-old who was making the first Nationwide Series start of his career. Last year’s K&N Pro Series East champion will be making his first-ever start at Talladega  For Kwasniewski, a return to a restrictor plate track brings excitement for the Rookie of the Year contender who currently sits ninth in the Drivers’ Standings. Kwasniewski will be looking to bring the No. 31 team their second top-10 finish of the season in this weekend’s race.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back on the track and making my first start at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend,” Kwasniewski said. “Talladega is such a wild card and anything can happen, which makes the racing really exciting. We had a lot of success in the last restrictor-plate race in Daytona, so hopefully we can capitalize on that this weekend.”

Kyle Larson returns to a track that he didn’t fare too well at last season when he finished 38th after being caught up in a lap-94 wreck.   The 21-year-old driver of the No. 42 Cartwheel Camaro is currently red hot in the Nationwide Series, finishing in the top-10 in all eight races he has entered this year. With momentum on his side and perhaps with a little bit of luck, Larson just might be able to pull off his second Nationwide Series win in five starts.

“I’m looking forward to giving Talladega another shot,” Larson said. “We had really bad luck at this track last year and at a track like this, you’ve got to have luck on your side just to get a decent finish. This car performed really well at Daytona earlier this year but I kept getting pushed to the outside on every restart, so it was tough to make a lot of progress. I think my teammate Dylan and I will have a pretty solid race this weekend and hopefully I’ll get a good finish for Turner Scott Motorsports.”

Kyle Pokrefky
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