Charlotte: Timothy Peters preview

Timothy Peters on running at Lowe's Motor Speedway for the first time: "The first time out on the racetrack it was just like, wow! But the more you run on it the more you like it. Going that fast is a lot of fun; there is a lot of history at ...

Timothy Peters on running at Lowe's Motor Speedway for the first time:

"The first time out on the racetrack it was just like, wow! But the more you run on it the more you like it. Going that fast is a lot of fun; there is a lot of history at Charlotte. They say it is hard to figure out but once you figure it out you are on your game there. That is what I want to do is be one of the ones that figures it out the quickest.

I would really like to get a top ten there, we have some awesome horsepower with these Arrington engines. You could definitely tell a difference in the speed at Charlotte as opposed to the first two tracks we raced this season, Martinsville and Gateway. I guess you could say we are not in Kansas anymore. The first two times out for my practice runs were breathtaking but the more they started teasing me about not getting with the program the more focused I became. Once I got my confidence up it was a piece of cake. As long as the driver doesn't do anything stupid I think we are going to be okay."

On getting help from owner and teammate Bobby Hamilton:

"My second time out on the racetrack at Charlotte Bobby got right behind my truck, right up tight and I could see the whites of his eyes. He made me pick up a full second. There is no better guy to learn from than the champion and he is a great guy to learn from and work for. I can't say enough about how much he has helped me and helped my learning curve."

On the start to his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career:

"If you ask other people they would probably say that I have had a pretty good start to my NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season but I am my own worst critic. We have had two decent runs but I sit back and replay those two races in my head and I can pick up things that will help me improve in the future. Everybody has the experience on me so I am trying to learn quickly. I think we can be pretty good with this team."

Notes:

* Timothy Peters will make his third career NCTS start in the Quaker Steak and Lube 200 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

* Peter's was the highest finishing rookie at Gateway in only his second NCTS start.

* Peter's is currently 6th in the NCTS Raybestos Rookie of the Year chase, 50 points behind Todd Kluever.

* Peter's will pilot the brand new BHR chassis "Rocket" this weekend at Gateway.

Crew Chief Randy Seals on testing with Timothy Peters at Lowe's:

"Bobby really fired him up at the test in Charlotte. Everybody was teasing Timothy about going fast so after he ran with Bobby he just went out there and held it wide open, really impressive. Timothy learns real well, he listens to Bobby really closely. Overall he is cool and calm. For instance at Gateway we had some problems. Timothy did not lose his head, he fought back and got a good finish. He dodged several accidents, he had ample opportunities to tear up a good race truck and he stayed out of trouble. This team has really gelled together, you couldn't find a better group of guys than this bunch."

-BHR

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