Martinsville II: Timothy Peters preview

Timothy Peters Looking For A Win At His Home Track * Homecoming for Driver and Crew Chief...Danville, Virginia native Timothy Peters lives about 15 minutes from the famed Martinsville Speedway. His crew chief Chad Kendrick lives in Greensboro,...

Timothy Peters Looking For A Win At His Home Track

* Homecoming for Driver and Crew Chief...Danville, Virginia native Timothy Peters lives about 15 minutes from the famed Martinsville Speedway. His crew chief Chad Kendrick lives in Greensboro, North Carolina and both consider Martinsville to be their home track. Peters and Kendrick want to win each week when they go to the track but this race carries even more weight. Hoisting the trophy in Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway would be more special to them than a win anywhere else!

* Peters At Martinsville...The Kroger 200 will mark Timothy Peters' eighth start at Martinsville Speedway. In seven previous starts, Peters has earned five top-10 starts and three top-10 finishes. He has also led 46 laps. Peters already knows the way to Victory Lane, in 2005 Peters won a Late Model race at Martinsville Speedway.

* #17 Team On A Roll...Peters and his #17 Strutmasters.com team are coming off a fifth place finish in the series most recent event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the past nine races, Peters has only finished outside of the top-10 twice. He has earned 11 top-10's and three top-five finishes this season. Peters currently sits ninth in Camping World Truck Series driver point standings, just 74 points out of the fifth spot. Peters and the #17 team are committed to earning top-five finishes for the remaining five events in the hopes of climbing their way inside the top-five in the point standings by the seasons end.

* Testing At The Motor Mile...The #17 Red Horse Racing team headed to Radford, Virginia to test at The Motor Mile Speedway last week. The day long test on Friday helped the team perfect their set-up for Martinsville.

Timothy Peters on racing at Martinsville Speedway "Martinsville is my home track and I have been looking forward to this race since we left there this spring. I think the test at Motor Mile prepared us for the race. We learned some things that I think will really help us this weekend. I want this win so bad and everyone on this team is determined to get it."

Crew Chief Chad Kendrick on Martinsville Speedway "The key to Martinsville is to have your truck about 90% of where you need it to be when you unload. Then you use the first practice to get it handling so well that the driver says it's capable of winning the race. That way you use the final practice to figure out fuel mileage because Martinsville has become a fuel mileage race. Playing the fuel mileage game is the only way to win at Martinsville and we plan to be fighting for it on Saturday."

Equipment Information Timothy Peters will compete with chassis # 137 in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. This is the same chassis Peters raced at Milwaukee, Memphis, and ORP where he finished 18th, seventh, and 17th respectively.

-credit: rhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Timothy Peters
Teams Red Horse Racing