Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Piquet Returns In Watkins Glen Cup Race

Randy Humphrey Racing announced today that Nelson Piquet Jr. will drive the No. 77 WORX Yard Tools Ford Fusion in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Cheez-It 355 at The Glen marks the 29-year-old's first attempt to race in NASCAR's premier series. 

WORX Yard Tools is sponsoring the car, continuing their relationship with Piquet Jr. following his full-time campaign in the NASCAR Nationwide Series last season in the No. 30 car. This season, Piquet has been competing full-time for SH Racing Rallycross in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series. He currently leads the championship point standings by 46 points after five of 10 races. 

Piquet earned a Top-10 finish in his Nationwide Series debut at Watkins Glen International in 2010. The Brasilia, Brazil native and former Formula One racer earned his first series pole and win at Road America in 2012, in his third career start. In 54 career Truck Series races, Piquet Jr. has two wins, 15 Top-5 and 28 Top-10 finishes.  

"Ever since I made my NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at The Glen in 2010, I've wanted to do the same in a Sprint Cup car," said Piquet. "I've really enjoyed racing in other series this year, but I've missed being in the NASCAR garage. I'm very grateful to Randy Humphrey, Bray Pemberton and WORX Yard Tools for making this opportunity happen." 

"Nelson Piquet Jr. is an extremely talented race car driver," said Humphrey. "It's been impressive to watch him race, not just in NASCAR, but in Formula One and Rallycross as well. He's excelled at all levels of racing and we're very excited about his Sprint Cup Series debut with RHR."  

Randy Humphrey Racing makes its return to Sprint Cup competition after a complete restructuring of the organization. The team will now be led by veteran crew chief Steven Lane. RHR intends to run at a competitive level in a limited schedule of events for the remainder of the season.

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