No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 4 of 22
Kansas Speedway – SFP 250
HOME OF DOROTHY: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races into Kansas City, Kansas this weekend for a Saturday afternoon, tornado sized spectacle at Kansas Speedway. Timothy Peters will be behind the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra looking to earn his best finishing position to date at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval.
1.5-MILE PROGRAM: Peters has four starts to his credit at the Speedway including 9th, 11th, 10th and 12th-place positions, respectively. His best finishing position at the track was 14th in 2011. Peters finished third last season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his highest finishing position at a 1.5-mile track. He captured the pole position at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, marking his highest qualifying effort. The team is anxious for the return on the 1.5-mile tracks as they feel confident in the changes that were made to their program at the end of last season.
COME OUT AND SEE PETERS: Peters and his Red Horse Racing teammates, John King and Todd Bodine, will visit the Toyota Pitpass stage Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. The Toyota racing drivers will answer fan questions and discuss how the season is progressing thus far.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: After visiting Rockingham Speedway last month for the Goodyear tire test, Peters and his No. 17 Strutmasters.com Toyota Tundra had a lot of momentum heading into the inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine. The team qualified for the event in the 3rd place and fought in the top-10 all day, bringing home a fifth-place finish. The fifth-place finish moves Peters to the top of the leader board as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points leader. The finish also marks Peters’ third top-five finish this season.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra will unload Chassis No. 073 this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Chassis No. 073 was used previously at the Red Horse Racing stable as a wind tunnel development truck but will make its on-track debut.
Timothy Peters talks about Kansas Speedway:
This is the first 1.5-mile track of the season. How do you feel heading into Kansas?
“I am super excited about it. The off-season this year has been really great and one of the fastest. We ended on a high-note last season and it’s been nothing but blue skies since. We are improving every race and building that notebook. That’s what it’s all about. We came out of the box strong with what we implemented over the winter and it’s been cool to see everything unfold.
“We have a brand new piece we are taking to Kansas .I think when the trucks go to the mile and a half’s, it’s who can stay in the throttle the longest. I’m excited to go there because of what we have learned and hopefully we are the ones who can hold wide open the longest and be there at the end.”
Butch Hylton talks about Kansas Speedway:
What are you most looking forward to, heading into Kansas?
“We didn’t run that well at Kansas last year. We were in the middle of a slump during the summer time. We did figure it out right after Kansas. So, I am licking my chops to go back there and run like we did at the end of the year on the 1.5-mile program. I’m really looking forward to going back and redeeming myself.”
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.
Kansas Speedway Truck Series Statistics:
Average Start: 10.5
Average Finish: 20.0
April 21, 2012
1.5-mile D-shaped Oval
167 Laps, 250.5 Miles
TV: SPEED will broadcast live at 1:30 p.m. ET
Radio: The Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast live at 1:30 p.m. ET
Engine: Joe Gibbs Racing Engine