Kansas: Timothy Peters preview

PETERS READY FOR FIRST KANSAS START Notes and Quotes * Timothy Peters will be making his first career Kansas start this weekend. * Peters will be driving the Bobby Hamilton Racing chassis "Demon" this weekend at The Kansas Speedway.J * ...

PETERS READY FOR FIRST KANSAS START

Notes and Quotes

* Timothy Peters will be making his first career Kansas start this weekend.

* Peters will be driving the Bobby Hamilton Racing chassis "Demon" this weekend at The Kansas Speedway.J * O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at The Kansas Speedway will mark Peters' 28th NCTS career start.

* Last week's 6th place run at The Milwaukee Mile was Peters' first top-10 of the 2006 season.

Timothy Peters on Kansas Speedway: "I did not run Kansas last year so this weekend will be my first start there, but I am pretty confident I will adapt to the track pretty quick. I watched the race last year from the spotter's stand last year so I am familiar with what line to run on the track. I talked to Bobby Jr. (Hamilton) about it last weekend and he said it reminded him a lot of Chicago. In fact he said the two were almost identical. I recently did some testing for Dodge at Chicago so I hope my laps there will help me this weekend at Kansas. Just like last week I will get to run rookie practice to get some extra laps in. I expect us to be really good once the race starts. Maybe we can get that top five this weekend."

Summer Heat: "The one thing I remember about Kansas from last year is the heat was through the roof. I watched the race from the spotter's stand and almost died so I can imagine what it will be like inside the truck. Last year, I did not do a very good job of keeping my body hydrated for each race. I realized you have to start drinking water and PowerAde early in the week not just the weekend of the race. Depending on what day our race is on I try to start drinking lots of water starting on Tuesday or Wednesday. Once I get to the track I make sure I drink lots of PowerAde and Pedalite because it helps replace your electrolytes you tend to lose during practice. Hopefully this weekend won't be to hot, but if it is I will be ready."

Momentum: "Last weeks run at Milwaukee was huge for this Dodge Motorsports team. I wish we ran 205 laps there instead of 200 because I know we could have finished in the top five. But I will take a sixth place finish any day the way our season has been going. It is amazing how much a good run can do for team morale. All the guys have been cutting up this week and everyone seems to be enjoying work again. We were all a little down heading into Michigan and this team had a great run there and I am glad we were able to back it up last week in Milwaukee. Now we just have to cross our fingers and hope the monkey is off our back."

-bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Timothy Peters