Las Vegas: Timothy Peters preview

* Peters at Las Vegas...The Smith's Food and Drug Stores 350 will mark Timothy Peters' third career start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last year, Peters started from the 24th spot and raced his way to a fifth place finish, marking his first...

* Peters at Las Vegas...The Smith's Food and Drug Stores 350 will mark Timothy Peters' third career start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last year, Peters started from the 24th spot and raced his way to a fifth place finish, marking his first top-10 at the Nevada track.

* Red Horse Racing Meets Red Horse Squadron...The #17 and #7 Red Horse Racing teams will be heading over to Nellis Air Force Base on Friday morning to meet with the Air Force's own, Red Horse Squadron (RHUSAF). The group is a civil engineering unit that will be deploying in October. The Red Horse Squadron will be showing the RHR crew what they do on missions. RHUSAF's motto is Semper Ducimus, which translates to "we always lead." Peters hopes to make that his personal motto on Saturday night. The RHUSAF flag will also be flying on the #17 pit box during the race. That flag has flown during combat in 18 different countries and will fly for the last time on Saturday night before being laid to rest as a gift to the Commander of the RHUSAF upon his retirement.

Timothy Peters on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway "I like Las Vegas Motor Speedway a lot. It's probably because we had a good run there and finished top-five last year. We just need to keep the momentum on our side. We are aware of the points battle but as a team we are really focusing on getting more wins before the season is over. We will be going for the win each week but also need to make sure we are not doing anything stupid and we can still get the top-five and top-10 finishes we need. I'm very honored to have the Red Horse Squadron on board with us this week. We are looking forward to seeing what they do at Nellis and then showing them what we do at the track."

Jeff Hensley on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway "Vegas is a special place for me because I was able to visit Victory Lane there in 2006. I would love to get this team back there. We are taking our Chicago truck and it ran really well that night, we were in the top-five all night until we lost the engine. That gives me a lot of confidence this truck will be good again this weekend and we can hopefully get us another win."

Equipment Information Timothy Peters will compete with chassis #85 in The Smith's Food and Drug Stores 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This chassis was last raced at Chicagoland Speedway where Peters started 15th and finished 21st due to an engine failure.

-source: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Timothy Peters
Teams Red Horse Racing