Timothy Peters Ready to Beat Last Year's 6th Place Finish in Dover Notes and Quotes * Timothy Peters will be making his second Dover start this weekend. Peters qualified fourth and finished sixth in last year's Dover event. * Peters will be...
Timothy Peters Ready to Beat Last Year's 6th Place Finish in Dover
Notes and Quotes
* Timothy Peters will be making his second Dover start this weekend. Peters qualified fourth and finished sixth in last year's Dover event.
* Peters will be driving the BHR chassis "Rocket" this weekend at Dover. The chassis ran at Charlotte, Kentucky, Memphis, IRP, Nashville, Bristol, Richmond, Las Vegas, Martinsville, Atlanta and Homestead with Peters behind the wheel in 2005 and ran as recently as last week at Mansfield where it posted an 11th place finish.
* The AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Raceway will mark Peters' 25th NCTS career start.
* Peters gained eight valuable spots in the NCTS owner's points after his 11th place finish at Mansfield moving him up to 24th overall.
Timothy Peters on the Monster Mile: "I love Dover. It's wide open and fast -- it's like a big Bristol. It took me awhile to adapt to it last year, but once I got my nerve up and trusted it, I found it a really fun place to drive. The last couple of races we've been at are tracks that are my forte. We've had a hard time with luck this year. Hopefully that will get better and we can move forward from here. Dover is definitely one of the tracks I really like, and we're running fairly well and moving up in points, and that's always good. It was a good morale booster for our team."
On last year's success at Dover: "We'll just go back with the same mindset we had last year. We ran really well in the race. Pit stops and getting in and out of pit road were well executed. I don't see any reason why we can't go back and run that good again. In terms of strategy, tires are your friend there but at the same time, you're going to have to be able to get in and out of pit road as quick as you can. Basically you need to go as quick as you can anywhere around that place."
Concrete versus Asphalt? "I really don't think about concrete versus asphalt. People say that I ran better on concrete last year than I did on asphalt. It doesn't matter to me. I really like Dover -- I like all the racetracks. We've run decent at some and we haven't at others. We're going to be alright. I don't think there's much difference except concrete might be a little bit smoother. As far as setup, there's really not much difference. I have plenty of room to pass, but you have to be careful coming off the corners. Getting off the corners there is a big issue. We'll unload and adjust on it. I know we're going to do well. Hopefully we'll go back with the same setup as we had last year. Maybe we can practice better than we did last year and start better and race even higher."