Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes
Event: UNOH 175
Venue: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Date: September 24, 2016
Red Horse Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway… In 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded two top-five and six top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 12.8 and an average finish of 12.7.
Red Horse Racing in NCWTS History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 508 starts, earning 16 wins, 107 top-five finishes, 222 top-10 finishes and 13 pole awards.
Moffitt in the No. 11 at Loudon… Brett Moffitt returns to the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra for the sixth time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with three top-five finishes and one win under his belt this season.
There’s No Place Like Home… Several Red Horse Racing team members are native New Englanders, with No. 11 crew chief Scott Zipadelli hailing from Berlin, Connecticut, while tire changer and mechanic Chris Letourneau is from Freedom, Maine. On the No. 17 team, mechanic Jeremy Bowser is from Wakefield, Massachusetts and tire changer Michael Johnson is from Andover, Massachusetts.
2016: The Road So Far… With 16 races completed in the 2016 season, Red Horse Racing captured the eighth seed in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Chase driver point standings with driver Timothy Peters. The No. 11 team sits fifth in the owner Championship Chase with the No. 17 team ninth in the owner’s standings. The organization has collectively earned one win, nine top-five finishes and 17 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 @Brett_Moffitt.
Catch the Action… FOX Sports 1’s live coverage of the UNOH 175 begins Saturday, September 24 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, September 24 at 10 a.m. ET on FS1. Two practice sessions on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. will also be broadcast on FS1.
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
This Week’s Toyota Tundra at New Hampshire Motor Speedway… Timothy Peters will pilot chassis No. 009 from the Red Horse Racing stable on Saturday in the UNOH 175. This chassis was last used by Peters at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Peters at Loudon… Peters has recorded six starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and has one top-five and three top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 13.7 and an average finishing position of 12.0.
Race Rewind: Chicago… In the final race of the regular season, Timothy Peters battled back from three laps down to finish eighth and secure a berth in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase at Chicagoland Speedway. After taking the green flag, Peters battled a tight handling condition on his No. 17 Red Horse Racing Tundra. On his first pit stop on lap 47, the No. 17 team gave him four fresh Goodyear tires and a tank full of Sunoco fuel, but a penalty for an uncontrolled tire had him returning to pit road to top off on fuel and restarting at the tail end of the field. Then Peters brushed the wall and pushed a fender in on the tire, cutting it and forcing him to pit road, and a few laps later Peters returned to pit road with another tire down. This time the team clearanced the tire and Peters returned to the track three laps down. A rash of cautions enabled the 17 team to stay out and take the wave around and soon Peters was the first truck one lap down, and he earned the “Lucky Dog” benefit on lap 117 to get back on the lead lap. Under that caution period, the team made further repairs to the fender and changed four tires and filled up with fuel. Peters restarted 20th with 32 laps to go, and drove his way into the top-10 to finish eighth and lock himself into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase in the eighth and final position.
Timothy Peters Quote:
On racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway…
“I’m excited about getting Chicagoland (Speedway) out of the way and locking ourselves in to the Chase. We’ve got some really good tracks coming up for us starting at Loudon (New Hampshire Motor Speedway). I’m a short track guy and we had a good run there last year and I’m even more encouraged because Shane (Huffman, crew chief) won there last year. We just need to really concentrate these next three races and I don’t need to make any mistakes so we can just keep advancing.”
No. 11 Red Horse Racing
This Week’s Toyota Tundra at New Hampshire Motor Speedway… On Saturday, Brett Moffitt will race chassis number 017 in the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This chassis was last raced at Bristol Motor Speedway to a second-place finish.
Moffitt at New Hampshire… Moffitt has two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Race Rewind: Chicagoland Speedway… After an absence of nearly three months since competing behind the wheel, Matt Tifft completed an exemplary comeback in the American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in the No. 11 BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota Tundra. Friday night’s regular season finale marked the 20-year-old’s return to NASCAR competition after being sidelined since June, and he did it in workman-like fashion. Tifft rallied from a lap down to post a 12th-place finish at the conclusion of 151 laps in his second-career start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. From the outset, Tifft ran firmly inside the top 10, until an early, unscheduled four-tire pit stop on lap 21. Tifft rejoined the fray in 28th, one lap down to the leaders. Crew chief Scott Zipadelli’s methodical strategy calls put Tifft in position to catch the Lucky Dog award, and he regained his lap on a lap 84 caution. His final visit to pit road for fresh tires came on lap 115, and gave him the ability to race for position inside the top 10 in the final fuel run. As five additional caution flags blanketed the closing stages, Tifft’s aggressive restarts helped him climb to as high as seventh, and he completed his comeback in the 12th position after the final overtime restart.
Brett Moffitt Quote:
On racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway…
“I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of the No. 11 Toyota Tundra. Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief) and the guys are bringing the same truck we finished second with at Bristol, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do at New Hampshire (Motor Speedway).