Camping World Trucks - Paludo Preview
RIDING MOMENTUM: Miguel Paludo and the No. 7 Stemco/Duroline team recorded their sixth top-10 finish last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, their second top-10 run in two weeks. The team is now returning to Kentucky Speedway a track that Paludo has experience on. Earlier this season Paludo was well on his way to scoring another top-10 finish when late in the race, another competitor took the competition three-wide and became loose underneath Paludo. The two trucks collided wrecking both vehicles. Paludo sustained major rear-end damage and was unable to finish the event resulting in a 21st-place finish.
REACHING MILESTONES: This weekend at Kentucky Speedway Red Horse Racing is chasing two team milestones. Since the inception of Red Horse Racing in 2005, the team has earned 45 top-five and 94 top-10 finishes. By the end of 2011, the team hopes to have surpassed 50 top-five and 100 top-10 finishes with drivers Miguel Paludo and Timothy Peters.
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CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 7 team will unload chassis No. 110 this week at Kentucky Speedway. The last time this chassis hit the track was at Chicagoland Speedway where Paludo earned an eighth-place finish.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Paludo scored a 10th-place finish with his No. 7 Stemco/Duroline Toyota Tundra. Paludo fought a tight-handling truck but was able to maintain track position throughout the 175-lap event. Crew chief Rick Gay made a great call late in the race to take on only two tires and fuel placing Paludo back in the top-10 where he was able to record his sixth top-10 finish of 2011.
MEDIA ACCESS: Members of the media can now follow Red Horse Racing on Twitter and Facebook. Twitter: @redhorseracing; Facebook: Red Horse Racing. Any additional questions/comments/needs please reach out to Director of Communications and Public Relations, Jessica Stroupe at firstname.lastname@example.org . Miguel Paludo Talks about Kentucky Speedway:
This weekend you will be traveling to Kentucky Speedway for the third time with the Truck Series. Do you learn something new with each visit?
"I think you learn something every time you go to a track. I am always searching for new lines where my truck will run faster, or handle better. I think you also learn what adjustments to make and take you in the right direction and which ones were not good. This is not the same truck we had earlier this year at Kentucky, but we are going to use a similar set-up. We were running well before a late race accident earlier this year, so I'm ready to take what we learned and apply it again. "
There has not been a first time Truck Series regular winner thus far in the Truck Series. With this being a standalone event this weekend do you think this is your best chance yet at your first win?
"I think we are right on the edge of a win. We have had two top-10 finishes the past two weeks. We ran really well at Kentucky earlier this season. I feel very comfortable at that track, I really like the way it drives. We were really close to our first win at Michigan and I know that we will get one before the year is over. I hope this weekend is it."