READY TO REPEAT: Timothy Peters may not be able to repeat his dominating performance from last year's UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but you know that his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team will try. After becoming only one of three drivers to lead every lap at the World's Fastest Half Mile and go on to capture the race win, expectations are high for this weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
In eight starts at the 0.533-mile speedway, Peters has two top-five and four top-10 finishes including 224 laps led. All of Peters' top-10 finishes have come in the last four trips to Bristol. Since Peters seems to have the track figured out, the Danville, VA. native will once again serve as a threat.
PARTS PLUS: Parts Plus is back as primary sponsor on board Timothy Peters' No. 17 Toyota Tundra for the exciting thrill of Bristol Motor Speedway this week. 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: Isn't it ironic - The defending race winner, Timothy Peters and his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team will bring a winning chassis to Bristol Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 010 captured Peters' second win at Iowa Speedway just weeks ago as well as two sixth-place finishes (Kentucky Speedway, Dover International Speedway) and a 10th at Kansas Speedway earlier this year.
REARVIEW MIRROR - MICHIGAN: Timothy Peters put on a show in his No. 17 Spartan Toyota/Valvoline NextGen Toyota Tundra during the 200-lap National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway. Peters qualified in the 12th position and quickly put himself inside the top-five for the majority of the race. Peters' experience as a great wheelman served him well as he stayed out of trouble for the entire race and collected a sixth-place finish for Red Horse Racing. This finish moves Peters up in the driver point standings to seventh.
Timothy Peters on Bristol Motor Speedway:
How excited are you to return to Bristol Motor Speedway?
"It's cool coming back to a place where we led every lap. Last year I came in the same truck I won Iowa with, and we're able to do the same thing again this year. Hopefully, that means the stars will align for us and we can bring our Parts Plus Toyota Tundra back into victory lane.
What is the best thing about racing at 'The World's Fastest Half Mile'?
"Everyone gets pumped up for good, short-track racing under the lights. It can be so difficult to pass there, and it seems like every time they pull that last loop on a driver's helmet at Bristol the intensity goes up - like it cuts off our oxygen a little and makes us act a little crazy."