Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes
Event: Active Pest Control 200
Venue: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Date: March 4, 2017
Red Horse Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway… In 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded three top-five and seven top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finish of 13.0.
Red Horse Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has 524 starts, earning 16 wins, 111 top-five finishes, 231 top-10 finishes and 14 pole awards.
Follow RHR on Social Media… To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit Red Horse Racing’s Twitter page – @RedHorseRacing and Facebook page – Facebook.com/RedHorseRacing. Also, follow the RHR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers on their personal Twitter pages – @TimothyPeters17 and @Brett_Moffitt.
There’s No Place Like Home… Team owner Tom DeLoach has deep roots in Georgia. He hails from Statesboro, Georgia and is a graduate of Georgia Tech.
Catch the Action… FOX Sports 1’s live coverage of the Active Pest Control 200 begins Saturday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Qualifying for the 130-lap event will air live Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. ET on FS1.
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Atlanta Motor Speedway… Crew Chief Chad Kendrick and the No. 17 team have prepared chassis No. 26 for Peters. This Toyota Tundra is brand new to Red Horse Racing’s fleet in 2017, and will see its first green flag in competition on Saturday afternoon.
Mile and a Half Mastery… The Active Pest Control 200 marks the first of nine races on 1.5-mile tracks this season. If 2016 is any indication, Peters will be one of the drivers to beat on Saturday afternoon. In the nine races on 1.5-mile intermediate tracks last season, Peters only had one finish worse than ninth, and tallied eight top 10 finishes. His best finish 1.5-mile finish in ’16 came one year ago at AMS when he rallied from an unscheduled green-flag pit stop to finish third.
Wear ’em Down… Peters is one of the few drivers in the NCWTS field this weekend that competed at AMS prior to the series’ hiatus before returning in 2015. Dating back to 2005, Peters has competed in eight of the 15 NCWTS events contested at AMS and has seen the gradual evolution of its distinctive, abrasive surface. Peters’ eight-years of AMS experience has produced one top-five and three top-10 finishes. Those eight starts have Peters well-trained in the art of tire conservation that is crucial to success at AMS. After notching his best-career Atlanta finish of third last season, Peters aims to use his extensive track experience to break into victory lane in the track’s final race on the current pavement.
Stage Points Keep Peters in the Top 10… Despite being involved in the final lap accident at Daytona International Speedway and finishing 17th, Peters comes to AMS seventh in NCWTS points. Thanks to the points he earned at the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2 last Friday night, Peters gathered 15 points by lap 40 by finishing second and fifth in the two stages. The first two stage lengths will each be 40 laps this weekend at AMS, and are sure to have a major impact on the championship standings.
Daytona Race Rewind… Peters’ 2017 campaign began with a 17th-place finish after being involved in an accident on the final lap while running third. The night began from the fifth starting position after advancing to the final round of qualifying. On the final lap of Stage 1, Peters climbed from ninth to second to earn nine points, and remained in the top five to earn six points at the conclusion of Stage 2. Peters led two laps in the final stage and remained in contention until the final lap and was credited with a 17th-place result. After the season-opener at Daytona, Peters is seventh in the championship standings 21 points behind the series’ leader. With 15 events before the NCWTS Playoffs begin, Peters has a two-point margin on the cutoff line.
Timothy Peters Quote:
On the final race at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s pavement…
“I’ve enjoyed racing at Atlanta over the years, and this last race we’re going to have on the pavement will probably be the best we’ve ever had. Even though it’s 1.5-miles, it’s completely unique because of the surface, and puts on one of the best races all year because of that. There probably won’t be too much strategy on Saturday night because we’ll all want four tires as often as we can. We showed last week how important those Stage points are, and this week, you won’t have as many opportunities to gain the track position on pit road because of the high tire wear. If we can find a way to conserve our tires better than most of the field, we have a great chance to get our picture taken with our Red Horse Racing Tundra in victory lane.”
No. 7 Red Horse Racing
This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Atlanta Motor Speedway… Brett Moffitt will pilot chassis number 027 in the Active Pest Control 200. This will mark the first time this chassis is used in competition.
Moffitt Makes His Way… Moffitt has nine starts in the NCWTS, with one win, three top-five and four top-10 finishes. This will be his first start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Moffitt has two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile oval.
Race Recap: Moffitt at Daytona… In the first race of the 2017 campaign, at Daytona International Speedway, Brett Moffitt had a strong showing in the No. 7 Toyota Tundra until damage from contact with another vehicle and then the retaining wall relegated him to a 22nd-place finish. When the green flag flew for the NextEra Energy Resources 250, Moffitt used the outside lane to work his way to the front of the field and was leading just before the first stage came to an end on lap 20. Contact with another vehicle caused Moffitt to hit the inside wall, and the damage prevented him from continuing in the race.
Brett Moffitt Quote:
On racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway…
“I know the guys have worked really hard on this Toyota Tundra for this weekend at Atlanta (Motor Speedway), so I’m excited to get behind the wheel and turn a few laps. This team has a great notebook for 1.5-mile tracks and I think we’ve got a chance to do really well.”