Camping World Trucks - Peters Preview
100 PERCENT: Timothy Peters has competed in two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Peters has been able to complete 100 percent of the 193 laps he has entered at the 2.66-mile Superspeedway.
SUPERB AVERAGE: Peters has competed in six restrictor plate races in his young Truck Series career. Over the six races at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway Peters has an average finish of eighth. He has completed every lap he has run at both Speedways.
THE CLOSER: In the last 10 percent of the past two races at Talladega Superspeedway Peters has gained an average of five running positions before the checkered flag falls.
TOP FOUR: Peters has an average finish better than 10th at four tracks that are currently on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. Two are each of the restrictor plate tracks that the Truck Series currently visits, Daytona International Speedway where he holds an average finish of 7.5 and this weekend's venue at Talladega Superspeedway with an average finishing position of 9.0. The other two tracks are Pocono (Pa.) Raceway where Peters over two races has an average finish of 9.0 and Darlington (S.C.) Raceway where the 31-year-old Danville, Virginia resident holds an average finish of 4.0 at the track that has been dubbed "Too Tough to Tame."
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 17 team will utilize chassis No.108 this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Peters piloted this same truck to an 11th-place finish earlier this season at Daytona International Speedway.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP:Last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Peters earned his career-best finish of third. The driver of the No. 17 led four laps and ran in the top-10 throughout the majority of the 146-lap event.
What do you enjoy most about restrictor-plate racing? Why do you think you have been so successful at Daytona and Talladega?
"I like the intensity of racing at Talladega and Daytona. We have always had really good trucks at both of those locations. I can't pinpoint exactly why we run so well, I just try to bide my time and make the right move at the right time. Sometimes it works out for you sometimes it doesn't. These races are always fun and exciting; you just hope that you are there at the end to battle for the win."
After last weekend's race the point's battle has become a five man race. Do you still think you have good odds?
"Anything is possible at this point. I don't think anyone thought that the race last weekend would be such a turning point, but the race this weekend at Talladega is anyone's game as is the race in Martinsville. I feel confident in this No. 17 team and I know we will have good equipment. What is meant to be will be and we hope that when this thing is all said and done we are holding the hardware in Miami."