Atlanta II: Timothy Peters preview

Timothy Peters Races Atlanta for the First Time Impressions on Atlanta Motor Speedway: "Man is it fast. Atlanta Motor Speedway is a very, very fast race track. It is also a nice racetrack. They have done a great job of cleaning up and repairing...

Timothy Peters Races Atlanta for the First Time

Impressions on Atlanta Motor Speedway: "Man is it fast. Atlanta Motor Speedway is a very, very fast race track. It is also a nice racetrack. They have done a great job of cleaning up and repairing the facilities since the tornado last spring. It will be exciting to go back to AMS, since I didn't get to run the first race there earlier this year. I spotted the race for Casey Atwood so I am looking forward to running my first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race there. "J

Testing at Atlanta Motor Speedway: "We had a good test at Atlanta with our Bailey's Dodge. We learned a lot and we picked up some speed. You have to have all the elements working for you to be successful at Atlanta. Aerodynamics play a big part, horsepower is always important at a big fast track like Atlanta and you are in the corners a lot so handling is a premium."

Intermediate Track Differences: "Atlanta, Charlotte and Texas may look the same, but believe me they drive completely different. The straight-aways at Atlanta are definitely shorter than the ones at Texas or Charlotte, especially the front stretch. It seems much shorter to me. Having raced at Charlotte and Texas and having tested at Atlanta Motor Speedway will help me considerably. The next three races are critical for me and this Bailey's team. We want to pick up as much momentum as possible."

Notes:

* Timothy Peters will make his 15th career NCTS start at Atlanta.

* Peters registered his best NCTS finish at Dover on June 4th coming home in the sixth position.

* Peters is currently 2nd in the NCTS Raybestos Rookie of the Year chase, 73 points behind Todd Kluever.

* Peters will pilot the BHR chassis "Rocket" this weekend at Martinsville. It will be "Rocket's" tenth NCTS start. The chassis ran at Charlotte, Kentucky, Memphis, IRP, Nashville, Bristol, Richmond, Las Vegas and Martinsville with Peters behind the wheel.

* Peters registered his second top-ten finish of the year last week at Martinsville Speedway. He started 8th and finished 8th in last weekend's Kroger 200.

Working in the Shop: "I come to the shop everyday and do what ever they asked me to do. People on our team have certain jobs. Even though they may doing something that I know how to do I still watch and learn and try to pick up things everyday. I decal all my trucks and make sure they look as good as possible. When I am not driving the No. 4 Dodge, I go to the racetrack and do whatever needs to be done there whether it is spotting or running tires. Whatever someone can think of that needs to be done to help this race team I am willing to do it."

-BHR

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Casey Atwood , Todd Kluever , Timothy Peters