Texas: Timothy Peters preview

Timothy Peters Bailey's Dodge No. 4 His impression of Texas Motor Speedway: "Bad Fast! I have never raced at Texas, I got somewhat of a feel of what I will be looking at when we raced at Lowe's Motor Speedway a few weeks ago. I like the speed of...

Timothy Peters Bailey's Dodge No. 4

His impression of Texas Motor Speedway: "Bad Fast! I have never raced at Texas, I got somewhat of a feel of what I will be looking at when we raced at Lowe's Motor Speedway a few weeks ago. I like the speed of these big racetracks like Texas and Charlotte. The speed agrees with me. I know I have a lot to learn and I am sure it will take me a little time to get familiar with the layout. At Dover it took me a few trips out in practice to get myself comfortable but once I got familiar with the racetrack we qualified well and we raced real well. As long as I am comfortable then I can build up to running at the pace I need to run."

On learning to run at high-speed race tracks: "On a short track there is a whole lot more room for error. You might be able to make a mistake and overcome it. On a high-speed racetrack like Texas Motor Speedway you cannot afford to make a mistake by running into someone. Here and at all these high speed racetracks the aero package is so critical, if you run into someone and crunch in your fender then you lose the aerodynamics, it is really critical to keep the fenders on it at these big fast tracks. The right amount of down force is a huge factor."

A progress report on his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season: "I feel like we as a team belong here. This is a young team we have run only four races but we have had some success. I am starting to feel like I can do this. I want to run as many races as possible this season, practice makes perfect. Bobby Hamilton has taught me so much. He doesn't just give you a truck to drive, he works with you every week. At Dover Bobby and I watched the Busch cars in practice and in the race. He would point out things that really helped me over the course of the weekend. He has been very helpful. I am starting to build up some confidence. We ran well at Charlotte, we were running sixth when we got crashed out. We qualified in the top five at Dover and then ran sixth in the race so all that helps me understand how good the competition is in this series and how hard you have to work as a team to run upfront."

Notes:

* Timothy Peters will make his fifth career NCTS start in the Chex 400K at Texas Motor Speedway.

* Peters registered his best NCTS finish last weekend at Dover coming home in the sixth position.

* Peters also had his career best qualifying effort at Dover. He qualified his Bailey's Dodge in the fourth position.

* Peters is currently 3rd in the NCTS Raybestos Rookie of the Year chase, 44 points behind Todd Kluever.

* Peter's will pilot the BHR chassis "Beavis" this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Bobby Hamilton won with Beavis at Atlanta in 2004 and Darlington in 2003. Peters drove it to a career best fourth last week at Dover.

Crew Chief Randy Seals on Texas Motor Speedway: "Texas is a smother racetrack than Charlotte and it is a little bit faster than Charlotte, although I don't see how we can hardly go any faster than we ran at Charlotte but we have been picking up the speeds at every racetrack we have gone to this year. After our run at Charlotte I have all the confidence in the world in Timothy Peters. He ran in the top-five at Charlotte and he ran really well last weekend at Dover. Dover is not an easy track to get a hold on but Timothy did a super job on a difficult racetrack."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Todd Kluever , Timothy Peters