Timothy Peters has flexed plenty of muscle on short tracks in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. To bolster his championship hopes, however, he'll have to break through on intermediate courses.
Peters will get his chance in Friday night's Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200 (8 p.m. ET, SPEED) at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of five 1.5-mile tracks in the nine-race home stretch on the truck series schedule.
Aside from a win in the 2010 season opener at 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, the rest of Peters' five truck tour victories have come on tracks measuring less than a mile. Those short-track wins include last week's drubbing of the field at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he led all 204 laps on his way to a perfect driver rating.
Although he's yet to win on a 1.5-mile track, Peters has logged top-five finishes at three of five intermediate tracks (Kansas, Kentucky and Chicagoland) so far this season
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