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October 1, 2015 Rhino Linings 350 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Race Preview

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Qualifying: Saturday, Oct. 3 @
 7:05pm ET (Fox Sports 2)
Race: Saturday, Oct. 3 @ 10:00pm ET (Fox Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM 90) 

Sixth Superspeedway Start for Theriault: The Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the sixth superspeedway start for Austin Theriault (@AustinTheriault) in 2015. Theriault scored a solid eighth place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his fourth top 10 finish in seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season.

Austin Theriault/Brad Keselowski Racing Notes

- Best finish this season is a fourth place finish in season opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway

- Will be making his eighth NCWTS start this season

- Has a respectable average finish of 9.42 through seven starts this season

- Led once for nine laps at New Hampshire - the second race he has led in 2015

- Claimed a fifth place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in his third career start (his second top five)

One Year Ago: The No. 29 Cooper Standard team won the pole position at Las Vegas in 2014 with driver Ryan Blaney, one of two poles Blaney won last season

Austin Theriault - No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: "Las Vegas is another track I haven't been to before but hopefully we'll continue the momentum from our good run at Loudon. Our goal is to go out there and put a good weekend together in the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 by having a solid effort from the first lap of practice through the last lap of the race. I want to work on getting better as a driver and adding information to my notebook that I can use throughout the remainder of the season."

Chad Kendrick - Crew Chief, No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: "Las Vegas is very unique because we practice in the day and race at night. You're usually pretty tight in the daytime then at night the front end grips but the rear doesn't hold and you're loose. There is a huge temperature swing between practice and the race. It's like 100 degrees during the day but drops to down to 65 and that's another challenge. The air out there just seems to have more dust and dirt particles in it. It's been a challenging place for the Cooper Standard team for sure."

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