Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes
Event: Texas Roadhouse 200
Venue: Martinsville Speedway
Date: October 29, 2016
Red Horse Racing at Martinsville Speedway… In 44 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Martinsville Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded two wins (Starr, spring 2006, Peters, fall 2009), 11 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 11.5 and an average finish of 13.8.
Red Horse Racing in NCWTS History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 514 starts, earning 16 wins, 109 top-five finishes, 227 top-10 finishes and 14 pole awards.
Tifft in the No. 11 at Martinsville… Matt Tifft returns to the No. 11 BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota Tundra at Martinsville Speedway. Tifft has six starts this season, with a best finish of fifth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.
2016: The Road So Far… With 19 races completed in the 2016 season, Red Horse Racing is ranked third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Chase driver point standings with driver Timothy Peters. The No. 17 team sits ninth in the owner Championship Chase with the No. 11 team in sixth. The organization has collectively earned one win, one pole, 11 top-five finishes and 22 top-10 finishes in 2016.
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 @Matt_Tifft.
Catch the Action… Fox Sports 1’s live coverage of the Texas Roadhouse 200 begins Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Qualifying will air live Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m. ET on FS1. Two practice sessions on Friday will be televised on FS1 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET.
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No. 17 Red Horse Racing
This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Martinsville Speedway… Timothy Peters will pilot chassis No. 009 from the Red Horse Racing stable on Saturday in the Texas Roadhouse 200. This chassis was last raced by Peters at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to a fifth-place finish.
Peters at Martinsville… Peters has recorded 21 starts at Martinsville Speedway, including his first series start (spring 2005) and his first win (fall 2009). He also has seven top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 9.5 and an average finishing position of 12.0.
Race Rewind: Talladega… 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. 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. Crew chief Shane 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.
Timothy Peters Quote:
On racing at Martinsville Speedway…
“I always love going to Martinsville (Speedway), as it’s my home track. We’ve had a lot of success, so I’m hoping we can ride some of that momentum to start out this round of the Chase. Shane (Huffman, crew chief) and the guys have put together a great Toyota Tundra, and I’m ready to get locked in to that final four at Homestead.”
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No. 11 Brain Gear/Surface Sunscreen
This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Martinsville Speedway… On Saturday, Matt Tifft will race chassis number 025 in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway. This chassis was last raced to a top-10 finish at Gateway Motorsports Park earlier in 2016.
Tifft at Martinsville… Tifft has two NCWTS starts at Martinsville, with two top-10 finishes and an average finish of 8.5.
BrainGear on the No. 11… BrainGear Performance Formula will be the primary sponsor on the No. 11 Toyota Tundra at Martinsville Speedway. BrainGear is the brain performance formula developed by top neurologists, scientists and industry experts that provides immediate focus, clarity and concentration while optimizing brain health and performance over time. What initially began as a brain performance formula for athletes, has now become the go-to for people who are full of relentless drive and devotion dedicated to performing at their best. Immediate benefits you can feel – long-term brain health benefits you can feel good about.
Race Rewind: Talladega Superspeedway… Matt Tifft capped off a stout weekend in his second appearance at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with a ninth-place finish in the fred’s 250, his third top-10 finish of 2016. Tifft led his first-career laps in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on his way to advance Red Horse Racing’s No. 11 Toyota Tundra to the Round of 6 in the NCWTS Owners’ Chase. A delicate balance of patience and aggression kept Tifft in contention for the lead all afternoon, in addition to several strategy calls by crew chief Scott Zipadelli to preserve track position. After a fuel only stop on lap 16, Tifft continued his steady effort inside the top 10 until he had to return to pit road under yellow on lap 39 for a wedge wrench in the left rear, left after a pit stop the previous lap. A fuel only pit stop under the lap 52 caution put Tifft on the front row for a restart, where he would find his way to the race lead on lap 57. From a restart on lap 69 through the final stages, Tifft would valiantly lead the outside lane, but a lack of drafting help thwarted a bid for his first-career victory. Tifft took the checkered flag in ninth after a two-lap dash to the checkers, and advanced Red Horse Racing’s No. 11 team into the Round of 6 in the NCWTS Owners’ Chase.
Matt Tifft Quote:
On racing at Martinsville Speedway…
“It’s big for us to have the No. 11 in the Owners’ Chase for Tom DeLoach. We have a clean slate these next three races and there’s no better place to get our BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota Tundra locked into Homestead than this weekend at Martinsville. This is one of my favorite tracks and Red Horse Racing has had a lot of success here, so hopefully we can put together a good run and come out of there in a good position in the owners’ standings.”