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Turner Scott Motorsports Kansas Advance

Published On: May 07 2014 08:45:31 PM CDT

Turner Scott Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes:

Kansas Speedway 

 

 

Ron Hornaday

No. 30 Rheem Comfort Products Silverado

Kansas Speedway - SFP 250 

May 9, 2014

 

 

Heading to Kansas City...Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion Ron Hornaday Jr. will make his fourth-career start for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) in Friday night's shootout at Kansas Speedway. The 55-year-old veteran is no stranger to success at the Kansas City track, having nine starts with one win, three poles, three top fives and six top 10s to his credit.

 

Martinsville Recap...Hornaday finished ninth for TSM at Martinsville Speedway after rain forced the NCWTS race to be pushed after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The veteran driver started the weekend strong in the No. 30 Rheem Comfort Products Chevrolet, finishing eighth in first practice and taking the top spot in final practice. Rain washed out qualifying, and Hornaday began the 250-lap race in the fifth position based on practice speeds. Hornaday remained in the fifth position following the drop of the green flag before moving up to fourth on lap 22. Hornaday would go on to lead 34 laps before ultimately bringing the Rheem Comfort Products Chevy home in the ninth position for TSM.

 

This Week's Silverado...This weekend's crew chief Shannon Rursch and the No. 30 Rheem Chevrolet team will unload chassis TSM-220 at Kansas Speedway. TSM-220 was last on the track in Las Vegas in 2012 when James Buescher drove it to a sixth-place finish.

 

Gotta Have a Rheem...Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 88th year of operation, the company manufactures a full line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company's premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem is now in its eighth consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor.

 

Watch and Listen...The third race of the 2014 NCWTS season gets underway on Friday, May 9. The SFP 250 can be seen live beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1 and can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

 

Ron Hornaday Jr. on Racing at Martinsville Speedway:

"I'm really looking forward to getting back in the Rheem Comfort Products Chevrolet this weekend inKansas. We have had a long break and it will be nice to get back to racing. I am really looking forward to trying out NASCAR's new qualifying format. After being rained out in Daytona and Martinsville, it will be cool to have our turn at the madness. All the guys at Turner Scott Motorsports worked hard on the Rheem Chevrolet this week and I think with the right adjustments and a little bit of luck, we can come home with a great finish."

 

NCWTS Results at Kansas Speedway:

Starts: 9

Wins: 1

Poles: 3

Top 5: 3

Top 10: 6

Laps Led: 265

Average Start: 8.6

Average Finish: 9.7 

 

Media Contact: Donald Edwards - (828) 850-3944 - Donald.Edwards@TurnerScottMotorsports.com 

 

 

Ben Kennedy

No. 31 ALS Association Silverado

Kansas Speedway - SFP 250 

May 9, 2014

 

 

There's No Place Like Kansas...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action after a six-week hiatus for the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 9. Ben Kennedy will make his first start at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, which will be only his third start on an intermediate circuit. Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) is no stranger to speed at Kansas Speedway. The No. 31 team scored its very first victory at the track in 2012 with James Buescher behind the wheel. In 2013, the team's three entries started 1-2-3 [Buescher, Miguel Paludo, Jeb Burton], earning a top finish of sixth in the event.

 

May is ALS Awareness Month...This weekend at Kansas Speedway, Kennedy's No. 31 Chevrolet Silverado will once again be carrying the colors of the ALS Association. Friday's race in Kansas falls during the National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference, which runs from May 7-9 in Washington, D.C. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons (nerve cells) in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are approximately twice as likely to get ALS. There is no cure and no life-prolonging treatments for the disease.

 

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, the ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information, visit ALSA.org.

 

A True Humanitarian...Riding along with Kennedy above the right-side door this weekend is KansasCity native and winner of the 2013 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, Don Post. Diagnosed with ALS in 1980, Post was told he had only three to five years to live. With the news, Don retired from his professional career to dedicate himself to charity work in his final years. Defying the life expectancy given to him, for the past 34 years Post has dedicated his life and energy to helping others. Donating his time to many Kansas City charities, Post's love of children has made March of Dimes Bikers For Babies his primary focus. Through heat, cold, and rain, Post has been a volunteer for the past 18 years and Committee Chairman since 2010.  Post's leadership has been instrumental in makingKansas City's Bikers For Babies ride the biggest in the United States, raising nearly $7,000,000 to help premature babies.

 

Pomp and Circumstance...On Saturday, May 3, Kennedy reached a major milestone, graduating from the University of Florida. Kennedy earned his diploma in Sports Management with a minor in Business.

 

 

This Week's Silverado...Kennedy and the No. 31 ALS Association Silverado crew will utilize chassis TSM-603 this weekend at Kansas Speedway. TSM-603 was raced by Buescher at Chicagoland Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2013, earning a best finish of eighth.

 

Watch and Listen...The SFP 250 can be seen live on Friday, May 9 on FOX Sports 1. Race coverage will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT, and the event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, channel 90.

 

Ben Kennedy on Kansas Speedway:

"Kansas is a track I've never raced at before, but I feel really confident after our test at Charlotte a few weeks ago. TSM is known for its intermediate track program, and they were really good at this track last year, so I have no doubt that we can perform well this year. We've had a strong start to the season so far, and it would mean a lot to me to bring the ALS Association Chevrolet to victory lane this week: Don Post, whose name is on the right-side door of the truck, is going to be at the race. It would be really amazing to bring home a win for him and everyone with the Keith Worthington Chapter of the ALS Association."

 

NCWTS results at

Kansas Speedway:

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Media Contact: Jessica Trippy - (312) 933-7883 - Jessica.Trippy@TurnerScottMotorsports.com  

 

 

Tayler Malsam

No. 32 Outerwall Silverado

Kansas Speedway - SFP 250

May 9, 2014

 

Returning With A Vengeance...Making his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Tayler Malsam and his Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) team hope to take KansasSpeedway by storm in the No. 32 Outerwall Chevrolet. The 25-year-old Seattle, Washington native will pilot the No. 32 truck in 12 NCWTS events this season and will make his third-career start at the Midwest track this weekend.    

 

This Week's Silverado...Under the direction of two-time NCWTS championship-winning crew chief Mike Hillman, Jr., Malsam and the No. 32 team will unload TSM-602, which was last raced by Jeb Burton last year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where it claimed a 15th-place finish.

 

Let's Go...Turner Scott Motorsports is pleased to welcome Outerwall, Inc. on board the No. 32 Chevrolet Silverado for 12 NCWTS 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.

 

Watch and Listen...Don't miss any of the action as Malsam makes his return to the NCWTS atKansas Speedway. The SFP 250 can be seen live on Friday, May 5 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.

 

Tayler Malsam on Racing Kansas Speedway:

"It's great to be back in the NASCAR garage and back on track with the Truck Series. I can't thank Outerwall and Turner Scott Motorsports enough for their support and for giving me this opportunity. Mike [Hillman Jr.] is an accomplished crew chief and I think, together, we can get the Outerwall Chevy Silverado in victory lane this season. I'm excited about making my third-career start at KansasSpeedway this weekend and think we have a real shot at being up front at the end."

 

NCWTS Results at Kansas Speedway

Starts: 2

Wins: 0

Poles: 0

Top 5: 0

Top 10: 0

Laps Led: 0

Average Start: 15.0

Average Finish: 16.5

 

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