Peters to drive at Martinsville

Timothy Peters to Drive No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado at Martinsville Speedway Bailey's on Board as Primary Sponsor STATESVILLE, NC -- Timothy Peters has been tapped to pilot the No. 46 Bailey's Chevrolet Silverado fielded by ...

Timothy Peters to Drive No. 46 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports Silverado at Martinsville Speedway

Bailey's on Board as Primary Sponsor

STATESVILLE, NC -- Timothy Peters has been tapped to pilot the No. 46 Bailey's Chevrolet Silverado fielded by Morgan-Dollar Motorsports (MDM) in the Kroger 250 for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). The March 31 event will mark the return of Bailey's as a primary sponsor in the ever-popular NCTS.

His entry at Martinsville (VA) Speedway will mark Peters' first appearance in the NCTS since Bristol Motor Speedway in August 2006. Peters will team with MDM teammate, Kraig Kinser, No. 47 Ginn Resorts Silverado. Eric Phillips, full-time MDM crew chief for the No. 46 Silverado team, will be atop the pit box calling the shots for Peters.

"We are excited to have Timothy in our truck at Martinsville," stated Phillips. "It will be another great opportunity to have young talent in our always competitive equipment, and I think we will have a shot at taking home the trophy. Martinsville has been a great track for Timothy in the past, he obviously knows his way around there, and he definitely has the drive and the desire to return back to victory lane."

The 26-year old Providence, NC native made his NCTS debut at the 0.526-mile oval on April 9, 2005, and is looking forward to returning to the track where he has had much success. Peters is no stranger to victory lane at Martinsville, having captured the checkered flag in the late model stock race in October 2005.

"I have always had a close relationship with the Bailey's," Peters said. "They definitely resurrected my racing career. To return to the trucks two years later with Bailey's and Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, one of the best teams in the truck series, is an honor. It will be cool to get back to my hometown track."

"It is an honor to be associated with such respected names in the industry, namely, Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing and Timothy Peters," said S&M company president Steven Bailey. "It is the hard work of all parties involved that has made Bailey's return to the track possible."

S&M will also be on board as primary sponsor of the No. 46 Silverado at the O'Reilly 200 at the Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) on Aug. 22. "We chose Martinsville and Bristol because these areas are saturated with loyal fans; fans of racing and our brands (Bailey's and Tahoe), Bailey stated. "Supporting a sport that our fans enjoy is just one of the many ways in which we give back to our consumers. Timothy (Peters) has trained with top notch organizations, such as RCR, and has the drive to win. Morgan-Dollar has a truck that is capable of smoking the competition. We are all looking forward to the challenge."

In making the announcement today, MDM owner David Dollar stated: "Everyone here at the shop is really anxious to head to Martinsville. This is a great opportunity with Bailey's for the team, and with Timothy behind the wheel, we are confident we can bring our Silverado back to victory lane. We are also looking forward to having Steven (Bailey, company president) and his family at the race Saturday, and we want to get them a win in their debut back in the NCTS. A win would be special for them and for everyone at MDM."

"Martinsville has been a good track for our MDM teams. We have three wins there, and I think the combination of Timothy and Eric (Phillips, crew chief) will work well together, and will be tough to beat."

-credit: mdm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kraig Kinser , Timothy Peters
Teams Richard Childress Racing