Piquet has two previous starts at the 1.5-mile Florida track, finishing fourth in both the 2011 and 2012 races while running the full NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons. His average start is 3.5 and average finish is 4.0. Friday night’s race will mark Piquet's second NCWTS start of the 2013 season, as well as the 90th NASCAR race that he has competed in after moving over from Formula One racing in 2010.
"I have some good friends and relatives in Miami, where I lived in 2010,” said Piquet. “So it is like a second home race for me and I hope to do well in the final event of the year. I'm happy to be back in a truck race and thankful to NTS Motorsports and the sponsors for this opportunity."
"NTS Motorsports is excited to have Nelson Piquet, Jr. compete in the season finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 9 truck,” said team owner Bob Newberry. “We feel strongly that Nelson is capable of contending for a victory and will help NTS Motorsports finish the 2013 season on a high note."