Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes
Event: Lucas Oil 150
Venue: Phoenix International Raceway
Date: November 11, 2016
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Red Horse Racing at Phoenix International Raceway… In 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Red Horse Racing has recorded one win (Peters, 2015), three top-five and 5 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 13.6 and an average finish of 15.7.
Red Horse Racing in NCWTS History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 518 starts, earning 16 wins, 110 top-five finishes, 228 top-10 finishes and 14 pole awards.
Tifft in the No. 11 at Phoenix… Matt Tifft returns to the No. 11 BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen Toyota Tundra at Phoenix International Raceway. Tifft has eight starts this season, with a best finish of fifth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.
2016: The Road So Far… With 21 races completed in the 2016 season, Red Horse Racing is ranked fifth 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, 12 top-five finishes and 23 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 Lucas Oil 150 begins Friday, November 11 at 10 p.m. ET. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Qualifying will air live Friday, November 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS2. Two practice sessions on Friday will also be televised on FS2 at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET.
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This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Phoenix International Raceway… Timothy Peters will pilot chassis No. 018 from the Red Horse Racing stable on Friday in the Lucas Oil 150. This chassis was last raced by Peters at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2015 and has since been rebuilt.
Peters at Phoenix… Peters has recorded seven starts at Phoenix International Raceway. He has one win (2015), two top-five and two top-10 finishes at the one-mile facility. He has an average starting position of 11.3 and an average finishing position of 11.6.
Race Rewind: Texas… After battling a poor handling Toyota Tundra and a speeding penalty, Timothy Peters earned a 14th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in the Striping Technology 350. When the green flag waved for 147 laps, Peters encountered a very free red and white Toyota Tundra. On lap 40, the caution flag flew and crew chief Shane Huffman called Peters to pit road for four Goodyear tires, Sunoco fuel and adjustments. NASCAR issued the team a penalty for speeding on pit road, and Peters was sent to restart at the tail end of the field. Visiting pit road for four tires, fuel and further adjustments for a final time on lap 127, Peters restarted in 10th after a quick stop by the pit crew. In the closing laps, Peters, unable to find speed early in a run, was mired in traffic and crossed the finish line in 14th.
Timothy Peters Quote:
On racing at Phoenix International Raceway…
“I’m hoping that we can go back to Phoenix (International Raceway) and defend our win from last year and get locked into the Chase headed into Homestead (Miami Speedway). I’d say we have momentum on our side, we’ve been strong through the Chase and at short tracks this season. I think we have a good Toyota Tundra this weekend and this team has the heart to come back and go for the win.”
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This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Phoenix International Raceway… On Friday, Matt Tifft will race chassis number 017 in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway. This chassis was last raced to a top-ten finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway earlier in 2016.
Tifft at Phoenix… Tifft has two starts at Phoenix International Raceway under his belt, with one top-10, an average starting position of 19.0 and an average finishing position of 14.0.
Race Rewind: Texas… Matt Tifft’s first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Texas Motor Speedway concluded with a 17th place finish at the drop of the checkered flag. From the outset, the 147-lap contest had a green-flag flavor, and was only slowed three times by the caution clock. As track conditions changed under the lights, Tifft immediately battled an extremely loose condition through both corners, and came to pit road running 13th at the race’s first caution on lap 40. By lap 80, Tifft went down a lap to the race leaders, still fighting the same balance characteristics, but earned the Lucky Dog free pass to regain his lap on the race’s second caution on lap 83. The following run would play out the same way for Tifft and the No. 11 team, losing a lap and receiving the Lucky Dog award on the final caution on lap 126. Over the final 18-lap dash to the checkers, Tifft gained a position and collected a 17th-place finish.
Matt Tifft Quote:
On racing at Phoenix International Raceway…
“We really need to make the most of these next two weeks. This team has accomplished a lot this season, winning a race, making the Owners’ Chase and hopefully we can add to that on Friday night. We’ve had some good performances this year on flat tracks, and Phoenix (International Raceway) is a great opportunity for us to run in the top five. I don’t have a lot of experience here, but all these 11 guys and Red Horse Racing will be well prepared and hopefully we can be in contention at the end of the night.”