Memphis: Tomothy Peters preview

Timothy Peters Ready for Memphis after Test Bouncing Back: "I think that the Memphis race is going to provide us with a good opportunity to bounce back as a team a little bit. Circumstances haven't really gone in our favor over the past...

Timothy Peters Ready for Memphis after Test

Bouncing Back: "I think that the Memphis race is going to provide us with a good opportunity to bounce back as a team a little bit. Circumstances haven't really gone in our favor over the past couple of races. Kentucky wasn't one of best races for us, but I think Memphis is going be a turnaround race for this team. You never know, with the way things go in this series, we could come out of there with a win."

Testing at Memphis: "The racetrack is similar to a lot of racetracks that I have competed on before. I was comfortable at Memphis in the test right off the bat. Our test there last week went really well. Bobby Hamilton was there and he shared a lot of information about the track with us; he had a lot of input. By the end of the day we were pretty quick. "

Short Track Racing: "I am looking forward to returning to a short track, back to my roots a little bit. I haven't had the chance to run on a short track in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since my first race at Martinsville. I think when we go back to short track we can apply some of the things we learned at the test and be really good. I just hope we can match our Dover finish. If we can do that I will be happy. Any type of racing, whether it is a short track or an intermediate track, is just a matter of not being at the wrong place at the most inopportune time. It is important to figure out the aerodynamic package and the draft at the bigger tracks. That is not as important on the short tracks. A driver really has to take care of his equipment on the short tracks. It is really important to not burn up your tires or your brakes. I have learned two very important things this year. One is how important the draft is on these mile and a half racetracks, and two is that even though I am used to short track racing, I have to realize that I have a heavier vehicle with more horsepower and a different kind of tire. So in a way I am starting from square one but one thing is for sure, I haven't forgotten how to drive these things. I hope that I am giving the team good feedback and I know they are working their tails off for me. It is a bit of a different mindset racing on short tracks. You know there is going to be some beating and banging and some rooting folks out of the way."

Notes:

* Timothy Peters will make his 8th career NCTS start in the O'Reilly 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park.

* Peters registered his best NCTS finish at Dover on June 4th coming home in the sixth position.

* Peters is currently 3rd in the NCTS Raybestos Rookie of the Year chase, 87 points behind Todd Kluever.

* Peters will pilot the BHR chassis "Rocket" this weekend at Memphis. It will be "Rocket's" third NCTS start. The chassis ran at Charlotte and Kentucky with Peters behind the wheel.

Crew Chief Randy Seals on Memphis: "The test we had at Memphis last week went really well. We had Bobby Hamilton there and he gave us a lot of positive input. It helps to have the defending race champion on board. We made a couple of adjustments as we went along and the truck got better. We did several long runs and the tires hardly fell off on time at all. Track position is going to play a huge role in this race. If you can get track position, especially late in the race, it will provide a big advantage."

-BHR

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