REDEMPTION FOR PETERS AT THE TRICKY TRIANGLE: Timothy Peters has one goal in mind for the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday afternoon. To redeem the No. 17 Parts Plus Tundra team from last year's finish at the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Peters now sixth in points (tied for fifth) has 11 races left in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship battle and is ready to climb to the top.
In his previous starts at Pocono Raceway, Peters has qualified 13th and 11th respectively (2010, 2011) with an eighth-place qualifying effort in 2012. Peters has also taken away two top-10 finishes with an eighth-place finish in 2010 and a 10th-place finish in 2011 but was relegated to a 22nd-place finish due to an early crash in 2012.
PARTS PLUS: Parts Plus will serve as primary sponsor this weekend at Pocono Raceway for Timothy Peters and his No. 17 Toyota Tundra for their 10th primary race this season. The Memphis-based warehouse distributor originated more than 56 years ago tracing back to a series of jobber programs. Since 2005, Parts Plus has been a member of the Automotive Distribution Network that has over 300 member distributors under five brand names and from over 400 separate warehouses across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information on Parts Plus and locations near you, visit PartsPlus.com.
CHASSIS HISTORY: Timothy Peters and his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team will debut a brand new chassis this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Chassis No. 015 will hit the pavement for the very first time around the 2.5-mile tri-oval. The chassis is part of a series of new chassis that are all built around the intermediate track program.
MEET & GREET: Peters, along with teammates Germán Quiroga and John Wes Townley will join the NASCAR Camping world Truck Series drivers for an autograph session on Friday, August 2nd from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Pocono Raceway in the Chalet Village located outside Turn 3.
REARVIEW MIRROR - ELDORA: Timothy Peters and his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra had a solid day at Eldora Speedway as Peters embarked on a milestone in his career, his 150th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start. In a race that many called the 'wild card,' Peters and his Tundra team shined and excelled. With a third-place qualifying effort, Peters would start on the pole in the third heat. The Parts Plus driver made it look easy as he led all eight laps in his heat, securing his third starting position in the 150-lap main event.Peters was scored in the sixth position when entering pit road for the final stop and would cross the finish line in the same position. A sixth-place finish for the Parts Plus team puts Peters up two spots to sixth in the driver point standings, tied for fifth.
Timothy Peters on Pocono Raceway:
Talk about returning to Pocono Raceway. What are you looking forward to?
"I am excited about Pocono. I'm ready to get back there and redeem myself for wrecking early last year. I always look forward to Pocono because of the Igdalsky family. We have a racing history together and it's always great to catch up with them. As always, we want to put our Parts Plus Toyota Tundra into victory lane and hopefully this weekend we can pull it off.
How do you get around Pocono Raceway?
"The tricky part - 'the tricky triangle' is a good name for the place. I feel like the race is won or lost in the tunnel turn. Getting through the tunnel turn seems the most difficult. If you can get through that turn with no hiccups you are bound to make a great lap."