Daytona: Casey Atwood preview

Casey Atwood Driving 04 Dodge for BHR in Daytona Back in the Saddle (Casey Atwood): "I am excited about making my second career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start with Bobby Hamilton Racing at Daytona. I have some fond memories of racing at ...

Casey Atwood Driving 04 Dodge for BHR in Daytona

Back in the Saddle (Casey Atwood): "I am excited about making my second career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start with Bobby Hamilton Racing at Daytona. I have some fond memories of racing at Daytona and I hope to add another one this weekend. We tested here in January and learned a lot about the Bailey's Dodge. The guys have worked hard at the shop correcting the problems we found and made it better. I know we will be good in the draft. I feel we may surprise some people. I am looking forward to racing with Bobby Hamilton again. He continues to be a mentor for me and my career. There is no other competitor I would rather have as a drafting partner than Bobby. It is an honor to be on the same track with him."

Experiencing Daytona (Timothy Peters): "I can barely contain my excitement as Daytona nears. It is going to be a whole new experiencing for me. Getting the chance to watch all the other NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitors at Daytona will help me tremendously when I get my chance behind the wheel later this season. Watching how they handle themselves in traffic, how they position themselves on the race track and how they run with each other, all that will serve as a learning process for me. It will also be a big help to me to observe the whole process, the media and how everyone reacts to a variety of situations, all that will be a big help later on. I am willing to do what anyone asks of me to while at the track. Our guys have worked really hard to get the truck prepared for Casey Atwood. We have made some major improvements to it since the test. I think we are going to be real strong in the draft. I think all of BHR is going to be extremely competitive at the drop of the green flag."

Notes:

* Atwood is racing the BHR chassis "King" this weekend at Daytona.

* Atwood is making his second career NCTS start in the Dodge Dealers 250.

* The Nextel Cup Tide Racing Team will be Atwood's pit crew on Friday night.J

* Two of five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races in Daytona have been won by BHR.

Opportunity of a Lifetime (Timothy Peters): "I am so honored to have an opportunity like this. It is a big step up the ladder, not only for me but for my sponsor Bailey's. This is a great opportunity for both of us. There are a handful of good racers out there, but they never get the chance to make a name for themselves. I am really grateful to Bobby Hamilton, he evidently saw something in me and now I want to do a good job and prove that he made the right decision in putting me behind the wheel. I have never been more impressed with an organization than I am with BHR. I know now why they are champions. Bobby is a great teacher and I am looking forward to being his pupil this season. I have a lot to learn and I don't know how you can learn from anyone better than the current champion."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Casey Atwood , Timothy Peters