NCWTS Race Previews: Talladega Superspeedway

Ben Kennedy
No. 31 Heater.com Silverado
News and Notes

The Big One…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to the largest track on the circuit as the series tackles Talladega Superspeedway. Kennedy has never made a start on the 2.66-mile tri-oval, but had a strong run in the season-opening superspeedway race at Daytona International Speedway. Kennedy started from the pole position and led 52 laps before taking the checkered flag in 15th.

Getting Hot On The Boulevard…Heater.com will once again be aboard the No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado. Heater.com is a world-leading heating product online retailer. The site features a wide variety of indoor and outdoor heating products to meet everyone’s needs. Heater.com gives consumers key information in the form of pictures, text and video allowing them to make the most informed buying decision. Heater.com is the "One Stop Shop for ALL Things Heating!" For more information, visit the company's web site at www.heater.com.

Vote For Me…Voting for the 2014 NCWTS Most Popular Driver is open and Kennedy needs your help. Visit www.VoteForBenKennedy.com every day from now until November 14. Kennedy took home the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Most Popular Driver award last season.

Come Say Hi…Come meet Kennedy and other NCWTS drivers at the series autograph session this weekend. The Rookie of the Year candidate will be signing autographs in the concourse area behind the OV Hill South Grandstands on Friday, October 17 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. local time.

Watch and Listen…The Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola can be seen live on Saturday, October 18 at 12:30 p.m. EDT on FOX. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Previous Race Recap…Kennedy overcame an early pit-road penalty to earn a seventh-place finish in his Las Vegas Motor Speedway debut. After being sent to the tail of the field as penalty for crewmembers going over the wall too soon, Kennedy was forced to rally from the back of the pack and endure an 84-lap green-flag run to earn his sixth top 10 of the season and receive Sunoco Rookie of the Race honors for the eighth time in 2014.

Ben Kennedy on Talladega Superspeedway:
“I’ve never raced at Talladega Superspeedway, but I already know that it’s going to be a wild one. Something crazy always happens there. We ran well in Daytona earlier this year and we’re bringing back the same truck, but I know Talladega can be a whole different animal. The key is racing smart so that you can make it to the last lap, and then it’s game on until you cross the finish line.”

NCWTS results at
Talladega Superspeedway:
-No Previous Starts-

 



Tayler Malsam
No. 32 Outerwall Chevrolet
News and Notes

Rubbin’ is Racin’…After a two-week break from the track, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to the infamous Talladega Superspeedway for an afternoon of action-packed racing with Tayler Malsam behind the wheel of the No. 32 Outerwall Chevrolet Silverado. In his one previous NCWTS start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Malsam got caught in the “big one” and was forced to retire early from the 94-lap race. This time around, Malsam and his Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) team have one goal, and that’s to finish strong.

Let’s Go…Back on board at Talladega, the No. 32 will sport the colors of Outerwall for the eighth of 12 races this year. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail. With more than 20 years of experience, the company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers.

10 Days to Win…Outerwall is giving NASCAR fans a chance to win an exciting trip for two to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on December 4-6, 2014. The Racing & Riding Sweepstakes includes hotel, airfare, a 16-lap program at Richard Petty Driving Experience and a three-lap ride along with Tayler Malsam. Visit the Redbox Facebook page for details and official rules listed under the “More” tab. Enter now before it’s too late, and be sure to take advantage of the bonus entries each day, such as trivia questions and special hashtags. The contest runs now through October 24, 2014.

Previous Race Recap...Malsam was last behind the wheel of the No. 32 TSM truck in Sin City two weeks ago. Making his third-career NCWTS start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Malsam and the No. 32 Outerwall team had impressive speed throughout the action-packed one-day show, allowing Malsam to score a career-best qualifying position (third) as well as a career-best LVMS finish (ninth) at the 1.5-mile track.

Come On By…Be sure to meet Malsam and his NCWTS competitors at the autograph session on Friday afternoon in the concourse area behind OV Hill South Grandstand Sections D&E from 2:30-3:30 p.m. local time.

Watch and Listen...Don’t miss the action as the NCWTS heads to Talladega Superspeedway for an afternoon of drafting, bumping and high-speed racing. The Fred’s 250 can be seen live on Saturday, October 18 beginning at 12:30 p.m. EDT on FOX and can be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

Tayler Malsam on racing at Talladega Superspeedway:
“I have mixed feelings about racing at Talladega again. I’ve run there once in the Truck Series and once in the Nationwide Series, and both times I ended up falling out of the race early. I like this track though; its history makes it a lot of fun to race. I plan to lean on my crew chief [Mike] Hillman Jr. a lot this weekend since he has a lot of experience at this track. I just want to put on a great show for the fans and be out there when the checkered flag waves.”

NCWTS Results at
Talladega Superspeedway
Starts: 1
Wins: 0
Poles: 0
Top 5: 0
Top 10: 0
Laps Led: 0
Average Start: 8.0
Average Finish: 27.0