Timothy Peters “dogged” it on his qualifying lap because he is planning on sitting around in the back, develop an alliance, and push to the front with fewer than 10 laps to go and hope he survives for the win. Peters has used this tactic in previous starts as he’s only led 4-laps in his career at the Alabama track. Peters will start 31st for the Fred’s 250 at Talladega today, don’t worry though race fans, the No. 17 Toyota is dialed up to be fast in the draft as Peters was 3rd fastest in practice.
Peters is coming off the win in Las Vegas, and is looking to go back-to-back in the NCWTS.
“The cool part about winning in Las Vegas is that for the last couple of weeks we’ve been the most recent winner” said Peters “Everyone will have their chest out and hoping for another victory and a solid finish.”
Last year in this October event, Peters teammate Parker Kligerman took the checkers. Red Horse Racing also won at Daytona International Speedway with John King allowing them to sweep the Superspeedways in 2012.
“I feel good about our chances because Red Horse swept both superspeedway races last year so this gives me confidence knowing that we perform well on this type of track. Our speedway race earlier this year wasn’t what we wanted but we ran well in our Parts Plus Tundra.” explained Peters “You can never predict when and where bad luck is going to happen but if you know it’s going to happen, you just don’t want to be caught up in it. We’ll try to stay up front like we did last year and finish as high as possible.
The 33-year-old has had 4-starts in his NCWTS career at the 2.66 mile oval of Talladega. In 4-starts he’s taken the checkered flag inside the top-five just one time and inside the top-ten two times. The average finish for Peters at this treacherous track is pretty good (11.5).
The drop of the green flag obviously won’t be the time to look for Timothy, take a look at his push to the front with less than 10 to go and see if he can be the one to pull into victory lane, the winner.