Red Horse Racing–New Hampshire

UNOH 175
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
September 24, 2016

Red Horse Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams headed to Loudon, New Hampshire for the first race of the inaugural Chase for the NCWTS Championship. On Friday, during two practice sessions on the one-mile oval, Timothy Peters was 13th-fastest in the first and seventh-fastest on the board in final practice in the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, while Brett Moffitt was 11th and eighth fastest in the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra. In three rounds of knockout group qualifying on Saturday morning, Peters earned the second starting spot, while Moffitt began the 175-lap race in sixth place. Peters would fight the balance on his Tundra all day, but salvage a fifth-place finish, while Moffitt would earn an eighth-place result.

Timothy Peters No. 17
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

Top-Five for Timothy Peters in First Chase Race

Timothy Peters earned a top-five finish in the first race of the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. In two practice sessions on Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Peters posted the 13th-fastest lap in the first and seventh-fastest lap in the final practice. During three rounds of knockout, group qualifying, Peters transferred to the final round to earn a front row starting spot for the UNOH 175. Under sunny autumn skies, Peters battled a tight handling condition in traffic on his No. 17 Red Horse Racing Tundra. On his first pit stop on lap 53, the No. 17 team gave him four fresh Goodyear tires and a tank full of Sunoco fuel, and Peters would restart in the ninth position. Peters was able to remain in the top-10 and soon would climb back into the top five following a two-tire stop under caution on lap 105. Even though crew chief Shane Huffman continued to make adjustments, Peters battled a tight condition throughout the afternoon, but the veteran driver was able to capitalize on an outside lane restart position in several late race caution periods to gain track position and finish fifth.

Start – 2
Finish – 5
Driver Points Position – 5
Owner Points Position – 9
Laps Led – 0

Timothy Peters Quote:
“I’m happy with the finish that we brought home. I wish we could have won the race starting on the front row, but Shane (Huffman, crew chief) and the guys fought for me all day long getting the balance better than we started there towards the end. We still needed our Tundra to turn just a little bit better, but all in all we were able to get restarts and that’s where all the track position came from. With anybody throughout the day, it was very hard to pass, so we had two good restarts and were able to put ourselves in a top-five position and come away with a good points day.”

Brett Moffitt
No. 11 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

Brett Moffitt Earns Eighth-Place Finish at New Hampshire

The opening round of the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase format began with an eighth-place finish for Brett Moffitt and the No. 11 Red Horse Racing team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 11 team, which has featured five drivers in 2016, including Moffitt, earned a berth in the Owners’ Chase by virtue of the Iowan’s first-career victory at Michigan International Speedway in August. After advancing to the final round of qualifying, Moffitt took the green flag in the UNOH 175 from the sixth starting spot. Moffitt held his ground inside the top 10 on the first race run, amidst three cautions and subsequent restarts, and came to pit road under a lap 53 yellow. Under that caution, crew chief Scott Zipadelli made a track bar adjustment to aid his driver’s tight condition on corner exit to complement two tires and fuel. While running 11th at the end of the race’s longest green flag run on lap 104, Moffitt came to put road under yellow for four tires and more chassis changes to aid his balance. Restarting 16th on the ensuing restart, Moffitt took advantage of every opportunity given to dig his way back into the top 10 by lap 130. As the race’s final restart came on lap 137, Moffitt used the outside lane to complete a three-wide pass to take the eighth position, where he would run until the checkered flag. The finish has the No. 11 team fifth on the Chase Grid in the Owners’ Championship standings, three points ahead of the cutoff.

Start – 6
Finish – 8
Owner Points Position – 5
Laps Led – 0

Brett Moffitt Quote:
“We really battled all afternoon with the balance and couldn’t ever get the tightness out of it. Scott Zipadelli (crew chief) and this No. 11 team really threw everything we had at it today to try to get the truck turning, and gain track position. We never got all the way there, but I’m proud of the effort and appreciate all the work this team has put in. The restarts were so critical today. We were fortunate to gain spots on most of the restarts, because it was hard to make up a whole lot of time under green. The finish wasn’t totally what we wanted, but it’s a solid start to the Owners’ Chase for (owner) Tom DeLoach and these guys on the No. 11.”