No. 17 Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 10 of 25
FIRST TIMER: In 2009, Timothy Peters joined Red Horse Racing (RHR) midway through the season at Michigan International Speedway. Up until that time Peters had enjoyed moderate success. However, it was not until his fourth race with RHR that he was able to break a very important threshold. It was at Kentucky Speedway where Peters earned his first Truck Series top-five finish when he brought home a fourth-place finish. Since that time, Peters has gone on to win two races at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Daytona (Fla.) International Raceway and continues to be a strong championship contender.
DID YOU KNOW?: Thus far in 2011 the average running position of the No. 17 truck throughout a race is 13.9.
KEEPING ON PACE: According to NASCAR loop data statistics Peters ranks fifth among drivers in the category of percentage of laps run on the lead lap. Of the 1,469 laps that have been completed in 2011, Peters has been on the lead lap 1,372 of them or 93.4 percent
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 17 team will utilize chassis No. 001 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Chassis No. 001 last competed at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May where Peters and the No. 17 team claimed their first pole of 2011. After leading 30 laps in the 134-lap event Peters was involved in an on-track incident in turn two and was unable to complete the event.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Three weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway Peters and the No. 17 team fought an ill-handling race truck but managed to stay out of trouble and salvage a 20th-place finish.
Timothy Peters Talks about Kentucky Speedway
You got your first top-five finish in the Truck Series at Kentucky Speedway in 2009. How has the track changed since then?
“The track has not changed too much over the years. If anything it has gotten a little rougher. Each year that we go back the track seems to gain a few bumps here and there but for the most part it is the same Kentucky.”
What are your thoughts about the Truck Series race being on Thursday?
“As with anything there are pros and cons to it, having a triple-header weekend will certainly be an advantage. We race at Bristol on a Wednesday and always have a great crowd, so I think a Thursday night race in Kentucky will be no different. I’m looking forward to seeing the Cup cars race there and see what those guys think about the track.”
For this weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway the team has chosen to bring the same truck you were very successful with at Charlotte earlier this season. Is that what you need to get back on track?
“Yes, we have had a few tough weeks following our success in Charlotte, but Butch (Hylton, crew chief) and the guys have been working hard back at the shop. I really appreciate all of their efforts getting this truck put back together. We need a good solid finish to get back where we want to be and I feel like we can do that with the package we are bringing to Kentucky.”
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, mutual relationships 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 demonstrations and more.