Dover: Timothy Peters preview

Peters Ready To Take On The Monster Peters at Dover...The Dover 200 will mark Timothy Peters' fourth start at Dover International Speedway. In Peters first race at Dover in 2005, he started from the fourth spot and finished sixth, earning his ...

Peters Ready To Take On The Monster

Peters at Dover...The Dover 200 will mark Timothy Peters' fourth start at Dover International Speedway. In Peters first race at Dover in 2005, he started from the fourth spot and finished sixth, earning his first top-10 finish in just his fourth NASCAR race. In 2006 and 2009, Peters captured top-20 finishes and has completed 99.7% of all laps possible in those three events. Crew Chief, Jeff Hensley has also experienced success at the "Monster Mile." He and driver Brian Scott earned a trip to Victory Lane at Dover in 2009.

Holding Steady At The Top...Faced with adversity in Kansas, Timothy Peters and the #17 Red Horse Racing team proved they are championship caliber when they refused to give up. Just before the halfway mark in the 167-lap event, Peters' battery died under green flag conditions. Forcing him to pit road, the #17 lost five laps to the leader but were determined to finish the race. Knowing that championships can be decided by just a couple of points, Peters stayed out on the track and picked up two more positions, and six points before the race ended. After his 23rd place finish at Kansas Speedway, Peters leads the Camping World Truck Series driver point standings by 22 over the second place driver. The #17 RHR Tundra fell to third in Owner's Point Standings, 46 points back from the lead.

Crew Member Calls Dover Home...The Dover 200 will mark a homecoming for Dick Claveloux, the rear tire carrier for the #17. Growing up just outside of Dover, in Magnolia, Delaware, Claveloux finished high school and headed for NC to make a life in the NASCAR industry. He completed the PIT training program in 2006 and joined PIT as an employee in 2007. Claveloux came to Red Horse Racing in 2008 as the rear tire carrier for the #11 Toyota Tundra. This season he serves as rear tire carrier for Timothy Peters. Claveloux says the trip to Dover is always a good one because he has a chance to see grandparents and high school friends who still live in the area.

Autism Speaks...Timothy Peters and Justin Lofton will be carrying a special decal this Friday night. Both the #17 and the #7 Toyota Tundras will have an Autism Speaks puzzle piece onboard.

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 Dover International Speedway "I love Dover! It reminds me of a short track, the harder you drive it, the faster you go. I am always excited to come to this race but to come here as the point leader, after holding the lead for this long into the season, is an accomplishment this team is really proud of. We had some back luck last weekend but we look for Dover to help get us back on track."

Jeff Hensley on racing at Dover International Speedway "We really figured something out last year that helped us get the win. We found a shock package that really helped out tire wear so when all the other guys were having tire trouble during the race, we were there to capitalize on it. Slow and steady wins the race and it definitely did last year. Dover is one of those places that doesn't change much so we're going to take this chassis back the same way I had my truck last year and go from there. It should be a good starting point for us."

Equipment Information Timothy Peters will compete with chassis #103 in the Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway. This is a chassis Peters raced last year that has been rebuilt. Only the center section remains from its 2009 condition.

-source: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Timothy Peters , Justin Lofton , Brian Scott
Teams Red Horse Racing