Timothy Peters Behind the Wheel at Monster Mile Thoughts on Dover: "It is a tough race track and it has a great reputation but right now my biggest plus is that my confidence is built up from the run we had at Charlotte last week. We had a great...
Timothy Peters Behind the Wheel at Monster Mile
Thoughts on Dover: "It is a tough race track and it has a great reputation but right now my biggest plus is that my confidence is built up from the run we had at Charlotte last week. We had a great truck at Charlotte and it helped prove to me that we could run upfront in the top five and be competitive on a high speed racetrack. That was a big step for me and this team. I was disappointed in our finish; we got crashed about two thirds of the way through, but at least we got crashed while we were running up front as opposed to running back in the pack. Dover will be another learning experience for us. Hopefully I can pick up on all the things I need to learn fairly quickly and get up to speed."
The Concrete surface at the Monster Mile: "I have only run one other time on a full concrete surface and that was a late model race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Those are two totally different types of race vehicles. I am looking forward to driving one of these NASCAR Craftsman Trucks on that type of speedway. Each track that I go to is a true learning experience for me right now. Last week it was my first time on a high speed mile and a half oval and now I go to a totally different surface with totally different characteristics and I like the challenge of that."
How do you prepare for a track that you have never seen? "Well it really helps knowing that I have the very best of equipment. Bobby Hamilton Racing works together as a team and as a result all of us have great trucks. It is not just three teams separated, if I go ask anybody on Bobby's team or on Chase's team for help they just pitch right in. I usually adapt pretty quickly to any new racetrack. I imagine that the first couple of runs that we make I will be focusing on learning my way around and becoming used to the track layout and surface but by the time we get to that third run I expect to be up to speed and it will look just like we had tested there."
* Timothy Peters will make his fourth career NCTS start in the MBNA America 200 at Dover International Speedway.
* Peters got a taste of running upfront at Lowe's Motor Speedway last weekend. He cracked the top five in the running order for the first time on lap 55 and ran as high as the fourth position in only his third NCTS start.
* Peters is currently 5th in the NCTS Raybestos Rookie of the Year chase, 52 points behind Todd Kluever.
* Peter's will pilot the BHR chassis "Beavis" this weekend at Dover. Bobby Hamilton won with Beavis at Atlanta in 2004 and Darlington in 2003.
Crew Chief Randy Seals on the Monster Mile: "Dover is a place where the set up is important but the driver is really vital to success. BHR has traditionally had really good set ups for Dover, Bobby Hamilton has really run well there and Chad Chaffin got his first NCTS win there last year. It is a place that the harder you drive it the faster you go. It rewards aggressiveness on the driver's part. Timothy generally adapts to brand new racetracks really well. Bobby has talked with him a lot about Dover and Bobby is a really good coach. If Timothy listens to him and follows him then he should be in good shape as far as learning the racetrack and being able to navigate it properly."