Red Horse Racing Bristol Motor Speedway Team AdvanceBy Official Release
Red Horse Racing Team Advance
Race: 13 of 22 – Bristol Motor Speedway
August 21, 2013
This Weeks Race:UNOH 200
Length: 0.533-mile oval
200 Laps, 106.6 MilesTV: Live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m.ET
Radio: Live at 7:30 p.m. ET SiriusXM Radio Channel 90 and Motor Racing Network (MRN)
John Wes Townley
No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra
Avg. Start: 21.5
Avg. Finish: 29.5
Avg. Start: 23.3
Avg. Finish: 23.7
HIGH STRUNG: There is no better place to race than ‘The Last Great Colosseum’ after capturing your NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career-high finish. That’s the case for the driver of the No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra, John Wes Townley after finishing seventh last weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The young driver is anxious for Bristol Motor Speedway to see that he tops his career best finish during the UNOH 200 behind the wheel of his Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra.
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CHASSIS HISTORY: John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra team will unload Chassis No. 003 this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Most recently, the chassis raced at Iowa Speedway where Townley finished 12th. The chassis was rebuilt after Martinsville Speedway earlier this season. Chassis No. 003 also competed in five races in 2012 including the win at Dover International Speedway, both Martinsville Speedway races, the series first visit to Iowa Speedway in July and Bristol Motor Speedway.
REARVIEW MIRROR – MICHIGAN: It was a standout day for the driver of the No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra during the National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway. John Wes Townley captured a seventh-place finish which marked his highest finishing position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Tundra driver qualified 17th and battled a loose handling truck for the majority of the 100-lap event. Townley was the cause for caution on lap 66 as he lost control of his Tundra coming out of Turn 4. With some masterful driving, Townley was able to keep his Tundra off the wall, sustaining no damage. Townley went on to fight his way through the field to cross the finish in the seventh position.
John Wes Townley on Bristol Motor Speedway:
What do you like the most about Bristol?
“I’ve always liked Bristol a lot. Since the repave it’s been a really fun place to drive on. The high banks and short tracks are what I grew up on. It’s a lot of fun. It reminds me of my roots. The new walls certainly made it a little more challenging. I’m looking forward to this week. I will definitely have a good Zaxby’s Tundra which will hopefully make for an exciting weekend for our team.
Is there something about Bristol that gets you excited?
“I love it. I love the way the grandstands are. They call it the last great colosseum and it really has that feel to it. With it being so high banked it makes it a lot of fun to drive on. It’s a challenging place too which makes it a real fun race as a driver overall.
Do you approach Bristol any other way?
“I think you have to guard yourself a little more. You don’t want to overdrive it too fast. It is very easy to do. You can drive down into the corners and really overdrive getting it in. That can be a problem early in the race. It’s one of those tracks where you really have to be disciplined and wait till the where it really matters to put yourself in contention to make the move. It’s really intensified at Bristol.”
No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra
Starts: 8 Top Five: 2 Top-10: 4
Avg. Start: 11.9 Avg. Finish: 17.8 Laps Led: 224
READY TO REPEAT: Timothy Peters may not be able to repeat his dominating performance from last year’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but you know that his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team will try. After becoming only one of three drivers to lead every lap at the World’s Fastest Half Mile and go on to capture the race win, expectations are high for this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
In eight starts at the 0.533-mile speedway, Peters has two top-five and four top-10 finishes including 224 laps led. All of Peters’ top-10 finishes have come in the last four trips to Bristol. Since Peters seems to have the track figured out, the Danville, VA. native will once again serve as a threat.
PARTS PLUS: Parts Plus is back as primary sponsor on board Timothy Peters’ No. 17 Toyota Tundra for the exciting thrill of Bristol Motor Speedway this week. The Memphis-based warehouse distributor originated more than 56 years ago tracing back to a series of jobber programs. Since 2005, Parts Plus has been a member of the Automotive Distribution Network that has over 300 member distributors under five brand names and from over 400 separate warehouses across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information on Parts Plus and locations near you, visit PartsPlus.com.
CHASSIS HISTORY: Isn’t it ironic – The defending race winner, Timothy Peters and his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team will bring a winning chassis to Bristol Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 010 captured Peters’ second win at Iowa Speedway just weeks ago as well as two sixth-place finishes (Kentucky Speedway, Dover International Speedway) and a 10th at Kansas Speedway earlier this year.
REARVIEW MIRROR – MICHIGAN: Timothy Peters put on a show in his No. 17 Spartan Toyota/Valvoline NextGen Toyota Tundra during the 200-lap National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Peters qualified in the 12th position and quickly put himself inside the top-five for the majority of the race. Peters’ experience as a great wheelman served him well as he stayed out of trouble for the entire race and collected a sixth-place finish for Red Horse Racing. This finish moves Peters up in the driver point standings to seventh.
Timothy Peters on Bristol Motor Speedway:
How excited are you to return to Bristol Motor Speedway?
“It’s cool coming back to a place where we led every lap. Last year I came in the same truck I won Iowa with, and we’re able to do the same thing again this year. Hopefully, that means the stars will align for us and we can bring our Parts Plus Toyota Tundra back into victory lane.
What is the best thing about racing at ‘The World’s Fastest Half Mile’?
“Everyone gets pumped up for good, short-track racing under the lights. It can be so difficult to pass there, and it seems like every time they pull that last loop on a driver’s helmet at Bristol the intensity goes up – like it cuts off our oxygen a little and makes us act a little crazy.”
No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra
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HIGH BANKS, HIGH EXPECTATIONS: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year contender Germán Quiroga looks forward to every new challenge the 2013 season brings him. He is especially anxious for the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The No. 77 NET10 Wireless driver has captured eight wins on tracks smaller than one mile in length during his reign in the NASCAR Mexico Series and has no doubt that his Toyota Tundra will be fast as he makes his debut at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.
NET10 WIRELESS®: NET10 Wireless will be on board the No. 77 Toyota Tundra this weekend at the World’s Fastest Half Mile. Quiroga has competed in nine races this season with NET10 Wireless as primary sponsor. The no contract cell phone leader will continue its support as primary or associate sponsor for the remainder of the season. For more information on NET10 Wireless, visit www.NET10Wireless.com.
CHASSIS HISTORY: Germán Quiroga will unload Chassis No. 014 this week at Bristol Motor Speedway. The chassis most recently raced at Kentucky Speedway where the No. 77 Toyota Tundra team started and finished in the eighth position. The chassis made its racing debut earlier this year at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
REARVIEW MIRROR – MICHIGAN: Germán Quiroga welcomed back NET10 Wireless as primary sponsor on his No. 77 Toyota Tundra at Michigan International Speedway. Quiroga qualified 16th for the National Guard 200 and found himself racing for position inside the top-10 for the first three quarters of the race. It was lap 76 when Quiroga spun down the backstretch and made contact with the wall. Quiroga finished 19th and remains 14th in the driver point standings.
Germán Quiroga on Bristol Motor Speedway:
Has Timothy Peters given you the secret to getting around Bristol Motor Speedway?
“Part of the success that we are having right now with our No. 77 NET10 Wireless Tundra comes from all the things that Red Horse Racing has established. Timothy (Peters) is very talented and hopefully he is going to give me good advice once we get to the track. I know Red Horse Racing has good data for the track and hopefully things go our way and we collect a one-two-three finish for Red Horse Racing.
What has been the most memorable part of your season thus far?
“I would say my third-place finish at Texas. It opened many doors and gave me a lot of opportunities. It was my best result on track and the best results for a Mexican in a National division of NASCAR. It also brought OtterBox on board our No. 77 Toyota team and I am very proud and happy with the experience. Hopefully we will have a win soon in the second part of the season. I want to make things happen and start finishing consistently in the top-10. Our goal is to finish in the top-10 in the driver championship.”
About Red Horse Racing:
Founded in 2005, Red Horse Racing is a professional racing team that strives for excellence on and off the race track. The Red Horse Racing team works to build and maintain solid, mutually beneficial relationships with its partners to win races and to represent itself in a professional manner. The team has 11 victories and 11 poles in its brief existence. Red Horse Racing ownership also operates Performance Instruction and Training (PIT), the number one pit crew training center in the world that also has many corporate training options that include team-building, lean manufacturing, motorsports demonstrations and more.
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About NET10 Wireless:
NET10 Wireless® is a brand of TracFone Wireless, Inc., America’s largest no-contract cellular service provider with over 22.4 million subscribers, and a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. (“AMX”) (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). AMX is the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America. As of December 31, 2012, it had 261.6 million wireless subscribers-more wireless customers than AT&T and Verizon combined.
NET10 Wireless offers consumers flexible spending options for wireless service with premium phones on America’s best networks, all without a contract. With the recent introduction of NET10 Wireless Unlimited Family Plans, a family of two can save $1500 a year on their cellular service. Further updates and product information can be found on NET10Wireless.com.
About Parts Plus:
Operating under the brands of Parts Plus, IAPA, Auto Pride, CMB and Network Products, the Automotive Distribution Network is one of the largest, most diverse program groups in the industry. For more information, contact Bob Barstow at Network Headquarters, 3085 Fountainside Drive, Suite 210, Germantown, Tenn., 38138. (901) 682-9090.