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Daytona Winner Timothy Peters Is Carrying the Momentum To Atlanta * Peters' Championship Run Off To A Great Start...Timothy Peters heads into the Atlanta race weekend as the Camping World Truck Series points leader. It's an unfamiliar feeling,...

Daytona Winner Timothy Peters Is Carrying the Momentum To Atlanta

* Peters' Championship Run Off To A Great Start...Timothy Peters heads into the Atlanta race weekend as the Camping World Truck Series points leader. It's an unfamiliar feeling, in fact, the first one of his career, but it's a feeling he hopes to get used to in 2010. Peters and his #17 Red Horse Racing team came out of the gate strong in the season opener; picking up their first win of the season on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. With the celebration over, the team is looking forward and concentrating on Atlanta and putting the K&N Toyota Tundra back in position for another trip to Victory Lane.

* Hensley May Be The Missing Piece...Veteran crew chief, Jeff Hensley joined the #17 Red Horse Racing team during the off-season and seems to be a perfect match for Peters. The two hit it off right away on a personal level and three weeks ago in Daytona, they proved they had gelled on a professional level as well. Hensley's experience and Peters talent will make the duo a force to be reckoned with this season.

* Peters At Atlanta...The Atlanta 200 will mark Timothy Peters fourth start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In those three races, Peters earned two top-20 finishes (18th in 2005) and (15th in 2009). Never having led a lap at Atlanta so far, the driver of the #17 is determined to change that statistic this weekend.

* K&N On Board... K&N will serve as the primary sponsor of the #17 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. K&N picked up their first win with Red Horse Racing at Daytona. K&N Engineering is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble beginnings as a family run business over 40 years ago, K&N Engineering is now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands.

* Crescent Tools On Board... The Crescent Tools logo will adorn the #17 Toyota Tundra as an associate sponsor for the entire 2010 season. The Crescent brand product line now consists not only of adjustable wrenches, but also a wide selection of other tools. These include, several styles of pliers, ratcheting wrenches, screwdrivers, and tool sets. One of the most recent examples of Crescent innovation is the new RapidSlide™ adjustable wrench.

Timothy Peters on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway "Bobby Hamilton taught me a lot about racing at Atlanta. He taught me how to use the multiple grooves to help your truck run better. You can run high or low or in between depending on the condition on your truck. I really like that the track is so fast, it's makes for some really exciting racing. I have run well there in the past but don't seem to have the finishes to prove it. We are looking forward to getting there and changing that luck around. It's been nice to have three weeks to enjoy our Daytona win but we are all ready to get back to the track and do it all over again."

Crew Chief Jeff Hensley on Atlanta Motor Speedway "Atlanta is tougher than Daytona. The track has a rougher surface and is getting pretty worn out so finding grip is very important. Atlanta has always been a good track for me. It's really too early to talk about points but we feel really good about what we have started this season. It's going to be hard work to keep that momentum going and that work really starts at Atlanta."

Equipment Information Timothy Peters will compete with chassis #138, affectionately referred to as "Coon Dog," in the EZ GO 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was last raced at Homestead-Miami Speedway where Peters finished fifth. It is also the same truck that sat on the pole at Nashville Superspeedway last year.

-source: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Timothy Peters
Teams Red Horse Racing