Red Horse Racing Team Advance
Race: 7 of 22 – Texas Motor SpeedwayJune 7, 2013
This Weeks Race:
WinStar World Casino 400
Length: 1.5-mile Quad Oval
167 Laps, 250.5 Miles
TV: Live on SPEED at 8:30 p.m.ET
Radio: Live at 8:30 p.m. ET SiriusXM Radio Channel 90 and Motor Racing Network (MRN)
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John Wes Townley
No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra
Avg. Start: 10 Avg. Finish: 21.5
Nationwide Series: Starts: 2 Avg. Start: 28 Avg. Finish: 27
BACK TO BACK: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will go back-to-back after competing at Dover International Speedway last weekend and head to the ‘Wild Asphalt Circus’ at Texas Motor Speedway to race under the lights on Friday night. John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra are anxious for the 167 lap WinStar World Casino on the 1.5-mile quad oval. After a solid run and tying his highest career finish (eighth) at the intermediate track of Charlotte Motor Speedway this could be another solid weekend for the Red Horse Racing driver.
NEW AT ZAXBY’S: Zaxby’s, a southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings, has been indescribably good for more than 20 years. The Athens, Georgia based chain offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Capturing the essence of a southern classic, guests can now enjoy Zaxby’s new Banana Pudding Milkshake for a limited time. It’s just the treat to complement Zaxby’s House Zalad, a popular menu item with mansion-sized flavor. The company operates more than 570 locations in 13 states. John Wes Townley will compete with Zaxby’s serving as primary sponsor for the entire 22 Truck Series race schedule. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys.
CHASSIS HISTORY: John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra team already have a special bond with Chassis No. 009 that they will race on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 009 tied John Wes Townley’s career high finish of eighth at Charlotte Motor Speedway after earning his third highest Truck Series finish at Rockingham where he crossed the finish line 11th.
MEET & GREET: Townley, along with teammates Timothy Peters and German Quiroga will join the other Truck Series drivers for an autograph session at Texas Motor Speedway outside of Turn 1 next to the Hospitality Village from 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, June 7th.
REARVIEW MIRROR – DOVER: John Wes Townley qualified his No. 7 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra in the 18th position for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. Trouble found the team early but that was no halt for Townley and his Zaxby’s crew. With direction from Mike Beam, the team rallied to fix damage early on and was battling up in the top-15 in no time. After fighting in the top-10, when the checked flag waved Townley was scored with an 11th-place finishing position.
John Wes Townley on Texas Motor Speedway:
You’ve got two great starts at Texas. What is your key to qualifying?
“Texas is always a track I’ve enjoyed. Turns three and four are the toughest to get around. It’s a challenging race track but once you have the corners figured out paired with a great Toyota Tundra that I know we have, you’ll be set. We are using the same chassis we went out and tested with in April so I’m really looking forward to this weekend.
After the test session at Texas Motor Speedway, does it give you extra confidence going into the long spring race?
“Being with Red Horse Racing, Mike Beam and having the support from Toyota gives me the extra confidence. This has been such an awesome year for me and I’ve been learning a lot. I can’t say enough about how valuable Mike Beam is and how hard my guys work. Our test was really good and I feel confident that we can improve on our eighth place finish at Charlotte and go get em’ at Texas.”
No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra
Starts: 10 Top-10: 2
Avg. Start: 16.4 Avg. Finish: 15.4 Laps Led: 1
NO LIMITS: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back under the lights this Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway for the WinStar World Casino 400. The first visit to the track in the 2013 schedule is a race that is 50 miles longer than that of the fall race. Timothy Peters and his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team are ready to tackle the ‘Wild Asphalt Circus’ after having a successful test session back in April. Peters has 10 starts at the 1.5-mile quad oval including two top-10 finishes and is hopeful in improving his best finishing position with his Red Horse Racing team.
PARTS PLUS: At Texas Motor Speedway, Timothy Peters’ No. 17 Toyota Tundra will continue to proudly represent Parts Plus featuring their orange and red color paint scheme. The primary sponsorship has been activated throughout the first six races of the season. 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: The No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team will take Chassis No. 007 back to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Chassis No. 007 made its debut at TMS last fall and collected a 10th-place finish. Most recently, Peters earned a third-place starting position at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.
MEET & GREET: Peters, along with teammates John Wes Townley and German Quiroga will join the other Truck Series drivers for an autograph session at Texas Motor Speedway outside of Turn 1 next to the Hospitality Village from 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, June 7th.
REARVIEW MIRROR – DOVER: Timothy Peters qualified 12th for the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway. Trouble found the Parts Plus Toyota Tundra early but that was no halt for the No. 17 team. With direction from Butch Hylton, the team rallied to fix significant front fender damage early on and was battling in the top-10 in no time. Peters brought home a sixth-place finish that moved him up four positions in the point standings, currently 12th.
Timothy Peters on Texas Motor Speedway:
What are you most looking forward to heading to Texas after just having a two day test there?
“We really learned a lot about our Parts Plus Toyota Tundra during our two day test. We were able to practice at night which is when we race and that is definitely an added bonus. It’s really important to keep up with how the track changes, so to have a jump start on that – I’m pretty excited about the race.
You visit Texas twice during the Truck Series schedule. How is this race different than the fall?
“The temperature is definitely different between the June and November races plus the spring race is 50 miles longer. The driving style doesn’t change at all, you just have a few more laps to get your Tundra dialed in and tuned up for the drastic changes that typical arise at night.”
No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra
Starts: 1 Avg. Start: 24 Avg. Finish: 28
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: Texas Motor Speedway isn’t a new track for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year contender and Red Horse Racing driver German Quiroga. The three-time Mexico Series champion is eager to get to the 1.5-quad oval and compete under the Red Horse Racing banner. After spending two days at the ‘Wild Asphalt Circus’ in April, Quiroga is anxious to get on track and see just how well his No. 77 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra will adapt to the night racing conditions.
NET10 WIRELESS®: This weekend the Truck Series returns to action at Texas Motor Speedway and so does NET10 Wireless as primary sponsor on German Quiroga’s No. 77 Toyota Tundra. The no contract cell phone leader will continue to 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: German Quiroga will be behind the wheel of Chassis No. 008 this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra most recently raced at Kansas Speedway where Quiroga earned an 11th-place finish. Chassis No. 008 had one race in the notebook during the 2012 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. There, the chassis earned Red Horse Racing’s 10th pole position and took home a seventh-place finish.
MEET & GREET: Quiroga, along with teammates John Wes Townley and Timothy Peters will join the other Truck Series drivers for an autograph session at Texas Motor Speedway outside of Turn 1 next to the Hospitality Village from 4:30-5:30pm on Friday, June 7th.
REARVIEW MIRROR – DOVER: Germán Quiroga qualified his NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra in the eighth position last Friday at Dover International Speedway. Quiroga ran a steady race maintaining his top-10 position while showing patience and restraint in his Tundra. Though his Toyota fought loose conditions throughout the 200 lap event, Quiroga battled fiercely with the competition to sustain his track position and bring home a 13th place finish.
Germán Quiroga on Texas Motor Speedway:
Talk about what you learned as a driver during the test at Texas Motor Speedway?
“Testing at Texas was a great experience. Dan (Stillman, crew chief) made a lot of changes and was sure to explain each one to me so I can better understand our Toyota Tundras should we need adjustments during a race – we know what works better for us. Also, I felt more relaxed driving and with more confident. I’m very happy to have this opportunity and to see how Red Horse Racing is working hard on improvement and having success in the future.
How has the adjustment been for you this year at Red Horse Racing?
“That’s what’s funny – there is no adjustment. This is a family. My journey to get to this opportunity in NASCAR and with an organization like Red Horse Racing has not been easy. We are still looking for support to finish out the 2013 season and will continue to work to make that a reality. I want to continue to fight for Rookie of the Year honors and make my dream of becoming the first Mexican driver to win in a division of NASCAR a reality. There is no better place than Red Horse Racing for me to fulfill that dream.”
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 10 victories and 10 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:
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