The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway this Wednesday night for a mid-week 200-lap shootout. Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing team enter this week's competition after a short turnaround from Michigan on Saturday hoping to clear Bristol unscathed.
Improving his results every year since 2009, Peters finished a career best fifth last season in the No. 17. Crew chief Butch Hylton and the team will bring one of their favorite Tundras to the Tennessee bull ring this week after its visit to victory lane with Peters behind the wheel in July at Iowa Speedway.
A change in the surface of the half-mile concrete oval may throw a curve ball at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competitors, taking away the progressive banking and the high groove up near the wall.
Most drivers feel there will still be plenty of side-by-side racing and typical Bristol tangles on the track. Despite the changes, Peters is looking forward to the short track racing that reminds him of his racing roots.
"I really enjoy racing on short tracks because it reminds me of my late model racing career and the tracks I got my start on. It's comfortable for me to go to high banked, fast tracks like Bristol because it reminds me a lot of Orange County Speedway, one of those places where I got my start racing late models," Peters explained.
Source: Red Horse Racing