NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE PREVIEW: CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Home Sweet HomeTurner Scott Motorsports (TSM) returns to its home base as the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) heads to   Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night for the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by BCBS. Dylan Kwasniewski will make his second-career NNS start at the 1.5-mile track this weekend, having finished 13th in his debut at the Concord, N.C. track in May.

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Previous Recap…The NNS made its first and only stop of the 2014 season at Kansas Speedway last weekend for the Kansas Lottery 300. With new sponsors Valvoline and Estes on board for Saturday afternoon’s race, Kwasniewski and his No. 31 team looked for a solid finish in the young rookie’s first NNS start at the mile-and-a-half oval. After finishing 18th on the practice charts, Kwasniewski returned on Saturday morning and qualified 15th in NASCAR’s knockout qualifying session. After fighting a loose racecar and surviving multiple cautions throughout the race, Kwasniewski narrowly missed a top-10 finish, crossing the finish line in the 11th position.

Watch and Listen…The Drive for the Cure 300 can be seen live on Friday, October 10 on ESPN2. Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. EDT with NASCAR Countdown, followed by the green flag dropping at 7:30 p.m. EDT. The event can also be heard live on PRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

Follow AlongBe sure to follow the No. 31 team (@PR31TSM) on Twitter for the latest news, race updates and behind-the-scenes access to Kwasniewski and his TSM team.

Dylan Kwasniewski on Racing at Charlotte: “I’m really looking forward to making another start at Charlotte under the lights on Friday. It’s always great when you can race at home; it seems to make things a little easier. We qualified really well at Charlotte back in May and came home with a solid finish, so hopefully we can capitalize a little on that. I feel like we have a really solid mile-and-a-half package at TSM and Shannon [Rursch] and the guys have worked hard all week at the shop to build me another solid piece.  Hopefully we can come home with a great finish in front of the hometown crowd.”