Martinsville II: Timothy Peters preview

Defending Winner Timothy Peters Excited For Return To His Home Track * Peters at Martinsville...Timothy Peters heads to his home track this weekend as the defending race winner. Peters led 84 laps en route to his first career victory at the ...

Defending Winner Timothy Peters Excited For Return To His Home Track

* Peters at Martinsville...Timothy Peters heads to his home track this weekend as the defending race winner. Peters led 84 laps en route to his first career victory at the Virginia paperclip last fall. Martinsville Speedway is a track that Peters knows well.

* Every Point Counts...As the season winds down, Peters knows that every point he earns in these last five events will be valuable. Currently tied for fifth in the driver point standings, Peters is determined to gain as many spots as possible before the checkered flag falls at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He is just 35 points behind the fourth spot and 161 points back from second.

Timothy Peters on racing at Martinsville Speedway "I'm really looking forward to Martinsville this weekend. My face just lights up when I say the word "Martinsville"! I just hope we can repeat what we did last year. I've always loved that place; it just fits my driving style. It was so special to get my first win in front of all the home town friends and family. Martinsville is kind of like Daytona because you never know what's going to happen. I think the extra 200 laps from the late model race is really going to help me. We just need to keep the fenders on and be up front at the end and I think we will have a strong shot and getting back to Victory Lane."

Jeff Hensley on racing at Martinsville Speedway "I love Martinsville race week because it's close to home. We had a good run in the spring. We finished fourth but we know where we got beat and how we got beat and we know how to make it better. We just missed it a little in March but I'm confident we will have what it takes this weekend. With this race being 50 laps shorter than it was in the spring, Timothy will be racing hard every lap. We just need to keep the truck in good shape and be there in the end."

Equipment Information Timothy Peters will compete with chassis #137 in Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. This is the same chassis he raced at Martinsville in March where he started fifth and finished fourth.

-source: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
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