October 22, 2016
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Red Horse Racing at Talladega Superspeedway
For the final race of the Round of 8 in the The Chase to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship, teams traveled to Talladega, Alabama and the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway. On Friday, two practice sessions were scheduled and Timothy Peters posted the 10th fastest lap in the first and did not participate in the second. Matt Tifft returned to the No. 11 Surface Sunscreen/BrainGear Toyota Tundra and posted the ninth and sixth fastest laps. On Saturday morning, teams returned for two rounds of single-truck elimination qualifying and Peters transferred into the final round, then secured the sixth starting spot, while Tifft also transferred and started the fred’s 250 in the 12th position. In the afternoon, the green flag flew for 94 laps at the legendary facility, and Peters quickly charged to the front, leading 14 laps. Tifft also made his way to the front and led three laps. A late race caution flag derailed Peters’ run for the win, but the veteran driver finished third and secured his spot in the second round of the drivers’ Chase for the championship. Tifft also picked up a top 10 finish and crossed the line in ninth earning the No. 11 team a spot in the next round of the Owners’ Chase.
Timothy Peters No. 17
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
Timothy Peters Finishes Third to Secure Place in Chase Round of Six
Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing team finished third at Talladega Superspeedway to secure a berth in the second round of the Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. The weekend began with two practice sessions scheduled for Friday, but Peters and crew chief Shane Huffman decided the No. 17 Tundra was dialed in after posting the 10th fastest lap in the first session and sat the second session out. In two rounds of single-truck, knockout qualifying on Saturday morning, Peters transferred to the final round and secured the sixth starting spot for the fred’s 250 with a lap of 53.982 seconds. Peters charge to the front of the field right off the bat, jumping to second place on the first lap. The Danville, Virginia native took the lead on lap 32 and led several laps until the caution flag flew. Huffman brought Peters to pit road for fuel only and the No. 17 returned to the track in the second position. He would pick up the lead again on lap 40 for several more laps, but a series of cautions and a slow pit stop would set him back in traffic. The series veteran made his way back to the top five, but a lack of drafting partner and a caution in the closing laps limited him to a third-place finish. Peters will enter the Chase Round of 6 as the third seed.
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