Red Horse Racing–Homestead Preview

Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes

Event: Homestead-Miami 200
Venue: Homestead-Miami Speedway
Date: November 18, 2016

Red Horse Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway… In 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded five top-five and 15 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 15.3 and an average finish of 10.7.

Red Horse Racing in NCWTS History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 520 starts, earning 16 wins, 111 top-five finishes, 230 top-10 finishes and 14 pole awards.

Chasing a Championship with Peters… Timothy Peters and the No. 17 team have earned a spot in the inaugural Championship 4 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Chase. On Friday, Peters and three other drivers will compete for the 2016 driver championship. The four finalists will start the race tied in points, and the highest finisher among them at Homestead-Miami Speedway will win the series title. In 2016, Peters has eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes with one pole, and an average finishing position of 9.1.

2016: The Road So Far… With 22 races completed in the 2016 season, Red Horse Racing will enter the final race of the season as part of the inaugural Championship 4 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Chase with driver Timothy Peters. The No. 17 team sits ninth in the owner Championship Chase with the No. 11 team in seventh. The organization has collectively earned one win, one pole, 13 top-five finishes and 25 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 – 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 200-mile event begins Friday, November 18 at 7:30 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 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Two practice sessions on Friday will also be televised on FS1 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET.

Timothy Peters
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Homestead-Miami… Timothy Peters will pilot chassis No. 021 from the Red Horse Racing stable on Friday. Peters earned a pole position in this chassis earlier this year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Peters at Homestead… Peters has recorded nine starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway and has three top-five and six top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 15.0 and an average finishing position of 9.3.

Race Rewind: Phoenix… Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing team earned a fifth-place finish in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway and a berth in the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Chase. The 150-lap event began with a series of caution flags, where Peters encountered a tight Toyota Tundra, and crew chief Shane Huffman counseled him to save fuel. Huffman called him to pit road under caution on lap 65 for four Goodyear tires, Sunoco fuel and a wedge adjustment. Following the stop, the balance on the red-and-white Tundra shifted to free and Peters climbed as high as third as he battled to earn a spot in the Championship 4, even as his Tundra tightened up. On the final restart with four laps to go, Peters held on to a top-five finish and earned the final seed in the Championship 4 to battle for the NCWTS Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Timothy Peters Quote:
On racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway…
“Homestead has been a great track for me and we’ve been able to finish in the top-five the last three years there and I love that – worn out race track and ride right up by the fence and if that doesn’t work then you can go to the bottom. Just a lot of different characteristics of that race track that can help your balance and I’m ready.”
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Matt Tifft
No. 11 BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen
Toyota Tundra

This Week’s Toyota Tundra at Homestead-Miami Speedway… On Friday, Matt Tifft will race chassis number 020 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This chassis is the same one that Brett Moffitt drove to victory lane earlier this season at Michigan International Speedway.

Tifft at Homestead… Tifft has one NCWTS start at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2014. He started in 24th and finished 21st.

Race Rewind: Phoenix… Matt Tifft and the No. 11 BrainGear/Surface Sunscreen team wrapped up the Round of Six with an eighth-place finish at the Phoenix International Raceway. The result is Tifft’s third top-10 finish of the season. After a rash of four caution flags flew in the first 26 circuits, Tifft quickly ascended from his 17th-place starting spot into the top 10 by lap 56. Once crew chief Scott Zipadelli brought the 20-year-old to pit road under a lap 64 caution, no chassis adjustments were necessary, as most of Tifft’s handling issues from practice had subsided. As cautions blanketed the race’s second half, with the longest green flag run ending after 31 laps, Tifft maneuvered his way into eighth by lap 140 thanks to the neutral handing condition of his Tundra. The final caution flew on lap 141, which set up a four-lap dash to the checkers, during which Tifft maintained the eighth position to collect his third top-10 finish in nine starts this season.

Matt Tifft Quote:
On racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway…
“This is a season, and year I’ll always remember, for obvious reasons. To be able to make it back to the track and race with these Red Horse Racing guys has been quite the experience. We’ve run well since September and we finally nailed down a solid finish last week at Phoenix. We can absolutely do that again on Friday night. These guys on the 11 team made it to victory lane this year, and I want to be a part of that and get them another win. We’re all rooting for Timothy and the the 17 team to win the championship, but it sure would be sweet to steal a checkered flag from the Chase drivers at the end of the night.”