SEASON AT-A-GLANCE: Though Timothy Peters is not where he wants to be in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings entering the 12th race of the season at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), he still has one goal in mind. The Championship. The Danville, VA native has earned one win (Iowa Speedway), two top-five and six top-10 finishes with 63 laps led so far this season. With six starts, one top-five and three top-10 finishes at MIS, Peters is sure to be a threat during the 100-lap Michigan National Guard 200.
350 FOR RED HORSE RACING: This weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Red Horse Racing will embark on a new milestone in their Camping World Truck Series career. With its three entries in the Michigan National Guard 200, the top-tiered Truck Series team will make their 350th Truck Series start. The team is currently competing in their ninth season and has amassed 11 wins, 11 poles, 72 top-five, and 141 top-10 finishes in their brief existence.
FOX SPORTS 1: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be found on a brand new network this weekend as FOX Sports 1 (FS1) makes its debut on August 17th. The Michigan National Guard 200 will be the first major sporting event on the new station which is expected to reach 90 million households. Red Horse Racing would like to welcome FOX Sports 1.
VALVOLINE™ NEXTGEN™ TEAMS WITH SPARTAN TOYOTA & SCION: Red Horse Racing announced on June 12th a partnership with Valvoline™, the manufacturer of NextGen™ recycled motor oil made with 50% re-refined oil technology, for the remainder of the 2013 season. Valvoline™ NextGen™ will serve as primary sponsor along with Spartan Toyota & Scion for the Michigan National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Valvoline also serves as an associate sponsor on the No. 7 and No. 77 Toyota Tundras.
CHASSIS HISTORY: Timothy Peters will utilize Chassis No. 15 this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. His No. 17 Spartan Toyota/NextGen Toyota Tundra chassis made its debut at the 2.5-mile tri-oval of Pocono Raceway.
MEET & GREET: Peters, along with teammates John Wes Townley and German Quiroga will visit the Camping World Store in Belleville, MI on Thursday, August 15th from 5:00 - 6:00p.m. for an autograph session. The trio will also join the NASCAR Camping world Truck Series drivers for an autograph session on Friday, August 16th from 4:15 - 5:00 pm at Michigan International Speedway in a tent outside Turn 1.
REARVIEW MIRROR - POCONO: Qualifying was cancelled at Pocono Raceway due to early morning rain which assigned the drivers by practice speeds from Friday afternoon. Peters started from the 18th position and was able to start advancing his position at the drop of the green flag. The Parts Plus driver fought loose conditions for the remainder of the race and ended up a respectable 14th-place. Post race, the crew discovered that the right front shock absorber had failed and undoubtedly had kept the truck from finishing significantly higher.
Timothy Peters on Michigan International Speedway:
How do you and your team refocus and rebound for the second part of the season?
"We just need to give the rest of these races 100 percent and work on consistency. Not that we haven't had that, but we've have been scarred by bad luck. Before we've run well in the summer and bad luck strikes us in the fall. Hopefully that's all flipped around for us and the bad luck is out and now it's time to get out down to consistency. I think our team is the best at bouncing back from adversity. The team has a lot of good tracks ahead of us and hopefully we can start gaining on this championship.
What do you think about racing at Michigan International Speedway?
"I liked it before the repave because it was a challenge with multi grooves. Now it's wide open and there is more side-by-side racing because the track doesn't widen out. You'll have a great race from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and hopefully we'll put on a good show in our Spartan Toyota/NextGen Toyota Tundra."