Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes
Event: Great Clips 200
Venue: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Date: February 27, 2016
Red Horse Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway… In 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Red Horse Racing has recorded two top-five and six top-10 finishes, as well as completed 99.6% of laps.
Red Horse Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History… Since entering NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2005, RHR has logged 476 starts, earning 15 wins, 98 top-five finishes, 205 top-10 finishes and 13 pole awards.
There’s No Place Like Home… Red Horse Racing owner Tom DeLoach returns to his Georgia roots this weekend. He is a Statesboro, Ga. native, and graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
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 @BenKennedy11.
NCWTS Driver Autograph Session at Atlanta Motor Speedway … RHR’s Ben Kennedy and Timothy Peters are scheduled to participate in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session with fellow drivers on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. local time in the AMS Kid’s Zone in the Fan Midway.
Catch the Action… FOX Sports 1’s live coverage of the Great Clips 200 begins Saturday, Feb. 27 at 4 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, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. ET on FS1. Three practice sessions will air on Friday on FS1 at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
This Week’s Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra at Atlanta Motor Speedway… Timothy Peters will pilot chassis No. 021 from the Red Horse Racing stable in Saturday’s Great Clips 200 at Atlanta. Peters drove this chassis to a sixth-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway, a second-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a third-place finish at Chicagoland Speedway and a fifth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in 2015.
Peters at Atlanta… In seven starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Timothy Peters has recorded two top-10 finishes and has completed 901 of 915 laps at the 1.5-mile superspeedway. In 2015, Peters finished ninth despite blowing a right front tire three times.
Race Rewind: Daytona… Timothy Peters earned a 15th-place finish in the No. 17 SRI Performance/Stock Car Steel Toyota Tundra in the NextEra 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Peters earned the third starting spot for the 100-lap event. After the green flag, Peters remained in the top-five for most of the race, leading three times for 15 laps. The Danville, Virginia native and teammate Ben Kennedy were able to move up to second and third position before pitting for two tires and fuel under green flag conditions as the 20-minute caution clock wound down. On the following lap, the yellow flag flew for a wreck, but Peters stayed out under caution and after stops cycled through, took the race lead. Peters remained in the top-five as the pack raced two-by-two, visiting pit road and crew chief Shane Huffman once more for Sunoco fuel on lap 66 under caution. On the last lap, Peters was battling for second place, when he was caught in a multi-truck incident, but he was able to make it across the finish line on the lead lap, finishing 15th.
“It’s a really fun place to race, but it seems like Atlanta and Texas have been a little bit of my Achilles heel. We had a good truck there last year, but we blew three right front tires, but we were still able to come home with a top-10 finish. Shane (Huffman,crew chief) has added some new ideas to our mile-and-a-half program and that makes me really excited to get to Atlanta and try them out. We’ve done some simulations and I like the improvements and I like the difference. I’m ready to get back to Atlanta because it puts the race back into the drivers’ hands as the track’s surface and the slipping and the sliding tests everyone’s skills.”
No. 11 Jacob Companies
This Week’s Jacob Companies Toyota Tundra at Atlanta Motor Speedway… Ben Kennedy will pilot chassis number 020 in the Great Clips 200. Kennedy finished fourth in this chassis at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2015.
Kennedy at Atlanta Motor Speedway… In one start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2015, Ben Kennedy sat on the pole for the event and finished third, earning his career best finish.
Jacob Companies on the No. 11 Toyota Tundra… Jacob Companies, a multifaceted construction firm with a focus on construction management, design, and technology, will partner with Ben Kennedy in 2016. The multi-race sponsorship of the No. 11 JACOB Companies Toyota Tundra includes the Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Race Rewind: Daytona… In the season-opening event at his home track, Daytona International Speedway, Ben Kennedy and the No. 11 Jacob Companies/Florida Lottery Toyota Tundra team started in the 31st position and finished in 23rd. On Friday, the Daytona Beach, Florida native was unable to make a lap in the first round of knockout qualifying as a parts failure caused him to abort the run. Kennedy took the green flag under the lights in 31st, but after a pit stop to top off on fuel on the first caution at lap 4, he stayed out under the next caution and moved up to the fourth position. Kennedy paired with teammate Timothy Peters and the duo moved to second and third. Crew chief Scott Zipadelli called Kennedy to pit road under green as the 20-minute caution clock wound down, for two Goodyear tires and Sunoco fuel. With just seven laps remaining in the 100-lap event, the No. 11 was involved in the “Big One” and was relegated to a 23rd-place finish.
“I’m really excited to head back to Atlanta (Motor Speedway) with the Jacob Companies Tundra. Last year we sat on the pole and finished third and I know that in the off season Red Horse has made some improvements to its mile and a half program. We had a really fast truck at Daytona, even if we didn’t get the result we wanted and I hope we can carry that momentum over and have a great weekend.”