No. 17 NTB/Service Central Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 2 of 22
Martisnville Speedway – Kroger 250
HOMETOWN FAVORITE: There isn’t a better feeling than that of your homecoming track. For Timothy Peters this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Martinsville Speedway will be just that. The Danville, Va. resident was victorious in October 2009 and feels confident that the No. 17 NTB/Service Central Toyota Tundra will be able to capitalize once more during the Kroger 250 on Saturday afternoon.
HISTORY LESSON: Peters and teammate John King traveled to Martinsville a week ago, to visit the Virginia Museum of Natural History in an effort to promote this weekend’s events. On behalf of our great partners at Toyota, the duo got a preview of the newest exhibit to the museum, ‘From Rocks to Racing,’ which opened to the public Saturday, March 24. Peters and King built an appetite from the tour and joined several media members for a home-cooked meal at the famed Clarence’s Steak & Seafood House.
BACK AGAIN: TBC Retail Group is back on Red Horse Racing’s No. 17 Toyota Tundra this weekend at Martinsville. The family of automotive retail brands will be displayed once again with their famed red, white and blue Service Central Racing colors with retail brand NTB (National Tire and Battery) as primary sponsor. TBC Retail Group also served as primary sponsor at Daytona International Speedway in February. Look for the group to be back on board for additional races in the 2012 Truck Series schedule.
Fans are encouraged to look for special offers on Facebook and Twitter (@SC_Racing) from all the TBC Retail Group Brands which include: Service Central, Tire Kingdom, National Tire and Battery (NTB), Merchant’s Tire and Auto (Merchant’s) and Big O Tires.
CHASSIS HISTORY: This weekend the No. 17 team will unload Chassis No. 137. This chassis has found its way to victory lane twice in its history, including Martinsville in 2009 and last season at Lucas Oil Raceway. The team also utilized this chassis at both Martinsville events in 2010 collecting a fifth and eighth-place finish respectively. Peters also raced this chassis to a ninth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last year.
Timothy Peters talks about his home track of Martinsville Speedway:
Do you enjoy racing at Martinsville?
“I grew up on short tracks, so I love coming back to Martinsville. I don’t know what it is, since the day I was in my first late model race here, my driving style has always fit the race track. Definitely having a lot of laps doesn’t hurt, but at any moment you can get caught up in something not of your doing.”
What is it about racing at your home-track? “We really worked hard over the off-season and put a lot of focus on the spring and the fall Martinsville race. You can ask anybody, everybody wants to win at home. I desperately want to do well from starting up front to finishing up front. Hopefully, we learn from what we gained last year and start there this week.”
MEDIA ACCESS: Members of the media can now follow Red Horse Racing on Twitter and Facebook. Twitter: @RedHorseRacing; Facebook: Red Horse Racing. For more information, contact Katey Hawbaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About TBC Retail Group
Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, TBC Retail Group, Inc., a subsidiary of TBC Corporation, operates more than 800 tire and automotive service centers under the brands: Tire Kingdom, NTB – National Tire and Battery, and Merchant’s Tire and Auto Centers, along with over 400 franchised Big O Tires locations. The contingent of over 1200 stores has trained and certified ASE technicians who use state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality service on cars and trucks. The nationwide warranty provides peace of mind while it protects consumers and their investment in over 40 states. TBC Retail Group employs more than 300 associates at its Juno Beach, Fla. headquarters and approximately 10,000 associates nationally. To locate a store near you, call 800-NEW-TIRE. TBC Corporation, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is one of the nation’s largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel retail and wholesale strategy.
About Red Horse Racing: Founded in 2005 by former Mobil Corporation executive Tom DeLoach and NASCAR veteran Jeff Hammond, Red Horse Racing aims to be a professional racing team that strives for excellence on and off the race track. Red Horse Racing hopes to build and maintain solid, mutual relationships with its partners to win races and championships and to represent itself in a professional manner. The team has six victories and five poles in its brief existence. DeLoach and Hammond also own Performance Instruction 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.
Starts: 12 Wins: 1 Top 5: 3 Top 10: 7 Laps Led: 169 Average Start: 11.1 Average Finish: 14.4
March 31, 2012
250 Laps, 131.5 Miles
TV: SPEED will broadcast live at 1:00 p.m. ET
Radio: The Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast live at 1:00 p.m. ET
Engine: Joe Gibbs Racing Engine