No. 17 Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 6 of 25 – Dover (Del.) International Speedway
ONE HUNDRED PERCENT: Timothy Peters is one of only four drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to have completed every lap in 2011.
CHECKING OFF THE LIST: Dover is one of 11 tracks on the current Truck Series schedule that Peters has yet to lead a lap at, thus far in 2011 Peters has paced the field for a total of 12 circuits.
DID YOU KNOW?: Peters owns two chocolate labs one named “Dover” after his favorite track on the NASCAR circuit. The other dog is named “Blue”.
HOMETOWN HERO: This weekend rear tire carrier for the No. 17 Toyota Tundra team, Richard “Dick” Claveloux will be returning to his home state of Delaware. Claveloux hails from Magnolia, Delaware and graduated from near-by Caesar Rodney High School.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 17 team will utilize chassis No. 138 this weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. This truck last competed at Nashville Superspeedway in April. Peter’s last piloted this chassis to a third place finish, his highest finish thus far in 2011.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Three weeks ago at Nashville Superspeedway Peters drove the No. 17 Toyota Tundra to a third-place finish. Despite a pit road mishap, Peters was able to gain track position with a two-tire stop late in the race to record his second top-five finish of the 2011 season
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Timothy Peters Talks about Dover International Speedway
What makes Dover a unique track on the Truck Series schedule?
“It is a one of a kind track. The high speed you carry going into turn one makes it feel like you are driving off a cliff. The track is configured for very intense racing. I consider it much like Darlington; it is one of those race tracks where you have to race the race track more than you do other competitors. The one thing about Dover is you need to give really good feedback to your team. If your truck is too loose or too tight you’re going to have a long day.”
Although you say Dover as one of your favorite tracks, evening naming your dog after the “Monster Mile,” you have yet to score a win there. What is it going to take to get to victory lane?
“I think in order to win the race this weekend you are going to have to start up front. The one thing we are really focused on is adapting to changing track conditions. In the past the race track has tended to tighten up. We are going to build some adaptability into our No. 17 Toyota Tundra.”
What do you do during the off weeks in between races? Are you looking forward to going to the race track weekly in July and August or do you like the breaks in the schedule?
“I’d rather race all the time. If I had my pick I’d be in a race vehicle each and every weekend!”
About Red Horse Racing:
Founded in 2005 by former Mobil Corporation executive Tom DeLoach and NASCAR veteran Jeff Hammond, Red Horse Racing aims to be a professional racing team that strives for excellence on and off the race track. Red Horse Racing hopes to build and maintain solid, mutal realtionships with its partners to win races and championships and to represent itself in a professional manner. The team has four victories and five poles in its brief existence. DeLoach and Hammond also own Performance Instruction Training (PIT), the number one pit crew training center in the world that also has many corporate training options that include team-building, lean manufacturing, motorsports deomonstrations and more.