Nelson Piquet Jr. Graduates to the Nationwide Series

After a very successful 2012 campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Turner Scott Motorsports has decided to offer Nelson Piquet Jr. another chance that only excels his career. 

Nov 2, 2012; Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. (30) comes off pit row during the WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Piquet will move up from the Camping World Truck Series into the Nationwide Series for 2013.

Last year in the Camping World Truck Series, Piquet finished seventh in the point standing with wins at Michigan and Las Vegas. He had nine top-5 and 15 top-10 finishes. He also won from the pole at Road America in the Nationwide Series.

His first win in NASCAR came at Road America where he ran just a few races for the team, rather then the full-time effort in his truck series program. He did however, obviously, win a couple of races later on in 2012.

Despite winning the Camping World Truck Series Championship last season, Turner has decided to keep James Buescher in the trucks for another season giving Piquet the chance to move up. A move some fans deem kind of questionable.

A spokesperson from the team declined to comment and confirm the decision that the team made today including who could replace Piquet in their Camping World Truck Series team.

The team is however still committed to working with Dylan Kwasniewski, Brandon Jones, and MacKena Bell in their developmental program.

Topics: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Nelson Piquet Jr, Turner Scott Motorsports

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