Bristol: Timothy Peters preview

Notes and Quotes Timothy Peters will be making his second career NCTS Bristol start on Wednesday. He competed in last years event and finished 19th. A Dodge truck has never visited victory lane at Bristol. The first NCTS event at Bristol Motor...

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Timothy Peters will be making his second career NCTS Bristol start on Wednesday. He competed in last years event and finished 19th.

A Dodge truck has never visited victory lane at Bristol. The first NCTS event at Bristol Motor Speedway was August 20, 2003.

Peters will celebrate his 26th birthday on Tuesday August 29th.

Timothy Peters on Bristol Motor Speedway: "At Bristol you can throw strategy out the door because chances of things going as you planned are slim to none. If anything you make plans for what you are going to do when things do go wrong. Bristol is a fast track and the high banking makes for some good racing. As a driver I really have to be on my toes from the drop of the green flag. Things happen extremely fast and you can be caught up in someone else's wreck before you know it. All in all I enjoy Bristol because it is a short track, but I am usually in a much better mood before the race starts than I am at the end."

Crew Chief Marcus Richmond on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway: "I love Bristol. I may be the only crew chief out there who loves it, but I do. I remember the first time I went to Bristol for a late model race. It is like being in the middle of a bowl and the fans there are awesome. I was talking to Timothy this weekend about how important qualifying is going to be. To have a chance at winning the race you have to pit on the front stretch and you have to qualify up front to get a front stretch pit. It is also very hard to pass there which makes track position extremely important. From the pit box all my decisions are going to be based on what gains us the most track position. Last year Timothy started the race 19th and finished 19th. I don't think he ever passed a truck. So, if we start on the pole then maybe we will end up in victory lane. That is what I am hoping for."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
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