Nashville: Timothy Peters preview

Timothy Peters will be making his second career Nashville SuperSpeedway start this weekend. He finished 33rd in last year's NCTS race after a tangle on the track with Robert Presley. The last time a Dodge truck visited victory lane at Nashville...

Timothy Peters will be making his second career Nashville SuperSpeedway start this weekend. He finished 33rd in last year's NCTS race after a tangle on the track with Robert Presley.

The last time a Dodge truck visited victory lane at Nashville was in 2004 when Bobby Hamilton claimed his fourth win of the season.

Robbie Loomis (Executive Vice President of Petty Enterprises) said last week in a Press Conference at Indy that Timothy Peters is scheduled to test the Car of Tomorrow for Petty Enterprises.

What does the opportunity to work with Petty Enterprises mean to you?

"It's pretty cool deal for me. I am extremely honored that Richard (Petty), Kyle (Pettty) and Robbie (Loomis) would think enough of me to give me the opportunity to work with Petty Enterprises. Testing provides more seat time for me which in return will help with the truck program. I have heard the car of tomorrow is designed more like a truck than the current cup car so it helps me as well as them. Petty Enterprises is a great organization and I am looking forward to getting the extra experience."

You are always strong at tracks with a concrete surface. Do you feel like Nashville is the place to score your first top-five finish?

"I had never laid eyes on that track before last year and had a great run going when I got involved in an incident with Robert Pressley. So, I am really looking forward to this weekend and redeeming myself from last year. I am not sure why I always run well on concrete tracks. Bobby Hamilton Racing has a strong concrete surface program and I think it fits my driving style very well. I have not always had the finishes I have wanted at those particular tracks, but I always run well. The key to scoring our first top-five finish this season is going to be staying out of trouble. We need a solid qualifying run along with racing smart during the race. You can get caught up in someone else's mess very easily at Nashville, so it is important to be on your game the entire race. I definitely think we are up to the challenge."

-credit: bhr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Hamilton , Robert Pressley , Timothy Peters , Robbie Loomis