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18 year old rookie Ryan Blaney finished sixth in the No. 19 Cooper Standard RAM during his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway's UNOH 200 in front of 350 Cooper Standard employees.

 

Blaney had a solid start by qualifying in the fifth position directly behind teammate and owner Brad Keselowski. Blaney started conservatively by saving his equipment during the first long green flag run of the night.

 

On lap 81, the caution flag flew for the first time, and crew chief Doug Randolph called the Cooper Standard RAM into the pit for four tires, fuel, and a major wedge adjustment. Another caution quickly came on lap 87 with Blaney restarting in 11th.

 

Caution flags became the story of the second half of the 200 lap race when the first of a string of yellows fell on lap 146. The Cooper Standard RAM team took advantage of the latest caution with four fresh tires, but gave up track position in the process as they fell back to 16th place. Two more cautions fell at laps 155 and 160, and Blaney steered his way back to 13th place with the fresh rubber. The Cooper Standard team continued to climb through the field as a yellow flag was displayed yet again for on track incidents on laps 169 and 186.

 

A final caution on lap 194 set Blaney up for a top 10 run during a green-white-checkered restart. The No. 19 Cooper Standard RAM finished in sixth place marking a very successful night for both Blaney and Cooper Standard.

 

"Tonight was a good run in our Cooper Standard RAM," said Blaney. "We just needed track position, and some breaks to go our way. Overall, it was a great start, and I'm excited to be involved with this team and series. I'm looking forward to getting back to work with BKR (Brad Keselowski Racing) in Atlanta next weekend."

 

Blaney will once again be behind the wheel of the Cooper Standard RAM next weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Tune into the SPEED Channel on Friday, August 31, 2012 for Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200 beginning at 7:30 P.M. EDT.

 

BKR PR

Race Recap:
If there is one thing Ron Hornaday is known for, it's being one tough veteran of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). And the four-time NCWTS champion certainly lived up to his reputation in Wednesday night's UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) by coming from as far back as 21st, and advancing four positions in the final two laps, to bring the No. 9 Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet home in the 8th position, also marking his sixth top-10 finish of the season.

 

The 106.6-mile battle in "Thunder Valley" was the 13th race on the 22-race NCWTS 2012 schedule and marked Hornaday's 313th series start and his 214th career top-10 finish.

After his first few laps on the newly "revamped" concrete half-mile, Hornaday posted the 29th-fastest time in the first round of practice before spending the remainder of the session making changes on his No. 9 Chevrolet. In the second practice, the Joe Denette Motorsports (JDM) crew got the No. 9 dialed-in and jumped up to 15th on the leader board by the end of the session.

 

Hornaday put the No. 9 Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet on the inside of row nine, in the 17th-position, in Wednesday afternoon's UNOH 200 qualifying session with a fast lap of 15.950 seconds (120.301mph). The all-time series event winner's only complaint was that chassis "JDM11," built new for the 2012 season, was too free around Bristol Motor Speedway's famous high banks.

 

In the initial laps of the UNOH 200, Hornaday put his No.9 Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet on the move and was scored 14th on lap four. However, it wasn't long before a tight condition through the center and off the corners put Hornaday back where he started in 17th by lap 43. When the first caution fell at lap 82, the No. 9 JDM crew breathed a sigh of relief as they were the next truck to lose a lap to leader, Timothy Peters.

 

The lap 82 yellow-flag period marked the longest green flag run to start a NCWTS race since the series visited the Milwaukee Mile in June of 2005 and went 143 laps before seeing the first caution. The record-making caution also provided Hornaday with just the opportunity he needed to hit pit road for four tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment. As the field restarted, Hornaday was scored 19th on the leader board.

 

As they say on short-tracks, "Cautions breed cautions" and it was only a few laps before the second caution of the event waved at lap 95. Crew Chief Terry "Richie" Snyder chose to bring the No. 9 Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet back down pit road to remove some tape from the grill and make a trackbar adjustment. When the field went back green Hornaday was scored 21st.

 

Hornaday was quiet on the team radio as they closed in on the final stages of the 200-lap event before the third caution of the night flew at lap 148, where he was the recipient of the NASCAR'S "Lucky Dog Award" and put back on the lead lap. Snyder opted to use the advanced lap to their advantage and brought Hornaday back down pit road for four tires and fuel.

 

When the next caution fell at lap 161, Hornaday reported that the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet was experiencing a tight condition. Snyder once again brought the No. 9 machine down pit road for another trackbar adjustment before sending him back out to restart 17th with just 31 laps remaining in the 200-lap event.

 

After going back green at lap 169, Hornaday worked his way up two positions to 15th on the leader board by the time the fifth caution of the night waved at lap 188. Hornaday felt the truck was, "A little snug in the center of the corner but 100 times better," so the JDM team chose to keep the No.9 Chevrolet off pit road under the caution. By staying out, Hornaday gained another two positions to restart 13th.

 

From there, with the end in sight, it was only two laps before a lap-195 caution set up a green-white-checkered finish. Hornaday stayed quiet on the radio under the caution before the restart, scored 12th. As the field took the final green flag of the UNOH 200, Hornaday passed four trucks to take the checkered flag from the 8th-position behind winner, Timothy Peters.

 

Peters led flag-to-flag in "Thunder Valley" to hold off Parker Kligerman, Ross Chastain, Joey Coulter and Brendan Gaughan, who completed the top-five.


Ron Hornaday Quotes:
"We had high hopes coming into this weekend with a new truck. We were a little off when we unloaded but the guys worked hard and never gave up and we salvaged a top-10 finish."

 

JDM

Dover International Speedway and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio are teaming up for the Sept. 28-30, 2012 race weekend to present “Dialed In with Claire B. Lang, live from the Monster Mile.” The special edition of Lang’s show will air Friday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. ET in front of a live audience in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.

Admission is a $5 donation to USO Delaware in advance of the event. Tickets to attend the show must be purchased in advance as they will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, call 800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

Lang will preview the weekend’s races, talk with the fans and interview drivers and other personalities from the sport, including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Danica Partrick and Jeff Burton. Additional guests will be announced as they are confirmed.

“I’m excited to bring the show to a live, Monster Mile audience,” Lang said. “I’ve always loved connecting with the fans on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, and to be able to meet many of them in person and support USO Delaware in the process will make this a truly special event.”

Dialed In with Claire B. Lang airs nationwide weeknights on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio is also available to listeners through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices and online at SiriusXM.com.

Dover Motorsports PR

There are ASA Racing events scheduled all across the United States and Canada this weekend.  Make your plans now to be at one of the ex
 
Here is the schedule for this weekend.  Please visit each series and track website for the latest updates as events are subject to change.
           
ASA ADVANCE TESTING BRITISH COLUMBIA LATE MODEL TOUR
Western Speedway (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Friday, August 24, 2012 & Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: ASA Advance Testing BC Tour, Street Stocks Challenge
Time: (Both Nights) Gates open 4:30pm, Qualifying 5:30pm, Racing 6:30pm.
Admission: Friday - Adults $20.00, Sr/Youth(13-18) Military $17.00,  Kids (7-12) $10.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Kids) $45.00. Saturday - Adults $15.00, Sr/Youth(13-18) Military $10.00,  Kids (7-12) $7.00, Family Pack (2 Adults, 4 Kids) $35.00.
 
www.asaadvancetestingtour.com 

  
 
ASA PRO TRUCKS SERIES
Meridian Speedway (Meridian, ID)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: ASA Pro Trucks Series, Sprint Cars, Super Sixes, B Modifieds, and Hornets.
Time: Gates Open 4pm, qualifying 5pm, Racing 6:30pm.
Admission: Adults $10, Senior/Military $7.50, Kids (7-11) $6, 6 & Under FREE.
 
www.asa-pro-trucks.com                 
 
ASA NORTHWEST SPRINT CAR RACING ASSOCIATION SPRINT CAR SERIES
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: ASA NSRA Sprint Car Series, Hobby Stocks, Outlaw Compacts, Light Trucks, Mini Stocks, Bumblebees.
Time: Racing at 6:30pm.
Admission: Adults $20, Teens/Seniors/Military $18, Children (6-12) $7, Children 5 & Under FREE.
 
www.nsraseries.com
 
ACE SPEEDWAY (Altamahaw, NC)
Twitter: @AceSpeedway
Friday, August 24, 2012
Divisions: Limited Late Models, Mini Stocks, Extremes, Southern Ground Pounders
Time: Grandstands open at 5:30pm, Qualifying 5:30pm, Racing 8pm.
Admission: Adults $12; Seniors (65 & Older), Students w/ID $8; Kids 6-12 $2, Kids 5 & Under FREE.
 
www.acespeedway.com       
 
BIG COUNTRY SPEEDWAY
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: Grand American Modifieds, Mod 4’s, Warriors, Super Lite Trucks, Legends.
Time: Racing 6:00pm.
 
www.warconline.com           
 
DILLON MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Dillon, SC)
Twitter: @DillonSpeedway
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: Super Trucks, Allison Legacy, Chargers, Street Stocks, MiniCup Stocks
Time: Gates Open 2pm, Racing 7:30pm.
 
www.dillonmotorspeedway.com    
 
HARTFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Hartford, MI)
Twitter: @HartfordMS
Friday, August 24, 2012
Divisions: UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, B-Mods & UMP Pure Stocks.
Time: Gates Open 6pm, Hot Laps 7:15pm, Racing 8pm.
Admission: Adults $12, Kids 10 & Under FREE
 
www.hartfordmotorspeedway.net
 
ILLIANA MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Schererville, IN)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: Late Models, Turbo Stox, Pure Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros.
Time: Gates open at 4:00pm. Racing at 7:00pm.
Admission: Adults $12, Kids 8-12 $5.00, 7 and under FREE.
 
www.illianaspeedway.com              
 
LEBANON I-44 SPEEDWAY (Lebanon, MO)
Twitter: @i44speedway
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: Late Model, Modifieds, Sportsman, Road Warriors and Chargers.
Time: Gates Open 5pm, Racing 7:30pm.
Admission: Grandstand Adults $10, Military $7, Juniors (11-15) $4, Children 10 & Under FREE.  Tier Parking “Wild Side” Adults $15, Military Seniors $11, Juniors (11-15) $7, and Children 10 & Under FREE.
 
www.i44speedway.net                    
 
MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (Meridian, ID)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: ASA Pro Trucks Series, Sprint Cars, Super Sixes, B Modifieds, and Hornets.
Time: Gates Open 4pm, qualifying 5pm, Racing 6:30pm.
Admission: Adults $10, Senior/Military $7.50, Kids (7-11) $6, 6 & Under FREE.
 
www.meridianspeedway.com                     
 
NORWAY SPEEDWAY (Norway, MI)
Friday, August 24, 2012
Divisions: Super Late Models, Super Stocks, DQ Dogs Fab 4.
Time: Qualifying 6:00pm, Racing 7:00pm.
Admission: 11 & Older: $17, Seniors $12, 10 & Under FREE.
 
www.norwayspeedway.com           
 
SHANGRI-LA II MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Tioga Center, NY)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: Late Models, Sport Mods, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders
Time: Gates Open 5:30pm, Racing 7:00pm.
Admission: Adults $10.
 
www.shangrila-2.com          
 
SKAGIT SPEEDWAY
Twitter: @SkagitSpeedway
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: 410 Sprints, 360 Sprints, Sportsman Sprints, and Outlaw Hornets.
Time: Gates Open 5:00pm, Racing 7:00pm.
Admission: Adults (18-64) $13, Juniors/Seniors/Military $8), Child (6 & Under) Free.
 
www.skagitspeedway.com  
 
SHASTA SPEEDWAY (Anderson, CA)
Twitter: @RaceShasta
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: ASA Modifieds, Shasta Late Models, Bombers, Mini Stocks & Hornets.
Time: Grandstands Open 5:15pm, Racing 6:45pm.
Admission: Adults $10, Kids 12 & Under FREE. Carload Night $20 per car.
 
www.shastaspeedway.com 
 
STATE PARK SPEEDWAY (Wausau, WI)
Twitter: @SPSRaces
Thursday, August 23, 2012 & Sunday, August 26, 2012
Divisions: Thursday – Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, Mini Mods, Mini Stocks. Sunday – Eve of Devastation.
Time: Both Nights: Fan gates open 4:30pm, Racing 7:30pm.
Admission: Adults (13 & Up) $12, Children (6-12) $5, Kids (5 & Under) FREE.
 
www.stateparkspeedway.com                    
                       
YAKIMA SPEEDWAY (Yakima, WA)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Divisions: Late Model Sportsman, Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Hornets and Bump To Pass.
Time: Gates open 4pm, Racing at 6pm.
Admission: Adults $13, Students/Seniors/Military $11, Kids $5, Under 5 free with adult admission.
 
www.yakimaspeedway.us  
 
ASA Racing PR

While not the finish the No. 92 Black's Tire and Auto Service/fleetHQ.com/QMI Chevrolet team was looking for at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200, the trip to Northeastern Tennessee was not a bad one for the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises crew and driver Chad McCumbee.

 

"The guys did a great job getting this truck better all day," said McCumbee. "We were extremely tight when we unloaded, but (crew chief Kevin) Cowboy (Starland) and the whole crew made some good changes to the truck during practice. We ended up being a bit free at the start of the race."

 

With the long green 83-lap green flag run at the beginning of the race, the team was not able to make the needed adjustments and lost a lap to the leader. When the checkered flag fell, McCumbee had piloted the No. 92 to the 23rd position.

 

"With the changes to the racing surface, track position was at a premium," said Starland. "I think (Timothy) Peters proved that by leading every lap. We just got behind it a bit at the beginning and that long run did us in.

 

"Later in the night, when we were running by ourselves, we were as fast as the trucks running in the top five."

 

The driver liked the way the truck was trending at the end of the race.

 

"We made some good gains this week," McCumbee said. "The communication between Cowboy and me is getting better. Every time we needed to make an adjustment it was the right one.

 

"It'll only get better from here."

 

The Black's Tire and Auto Service/fleetHQ.com/QMI team and McCumbee will be back in action next week at Atlanta for the Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200.

 

RBR PR

After qualifying 22nd for Wednesday night's UNOH 200 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Brian Scott had maneuvered his way into the top 10 by the halfway point of the 200-lap race until he lost several positions when his lane got bottled up on a lap-169 restart. By the time the next caution occurred on lap 189, the Dollar General Tundra had fallen all the way back to the 19th position. Scott was scored in the 18th position for the green-white-checkered finish, but was able to gain one more position over the race's final two laps to register a 17th-place finish in his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) this season.

 

"We dug ourselves in a little hole in qualifying, but we battled back and thanks to a great stop by the guys had worked our way into the top 10," Scott said. "Then, we gave it all back when my lane got bottled up on one of the last restarts and I lost a bunch of spots. It was a tough night, but  I have to thank KBM for the opportunity and all the sponsors who made it possible -- Dollar General, Shore Lodge, Toyota, M&M's, Flexco and Advanced Payment Services"

 

Scott got out of the gates quickly - improving six spots by the time the field had completed 10 circuits around the .533-mile oval. As the race continued under green-flag conditions, he had settled just inside the top 20 when he communicated to crew chief Eric Phillips that his Dollar General Tundra was "really loose."

 

The Idaho native was scored in the 17th position on lap 81, when a single-car accident brought out the first caution of the race. When pit road opened, the KBM over-the-wall crew administered a four-tire stop, added wedge to the left rear of the truck, filled it with fuel and returned their driver to the track scored in the 12th position.

 

The race restarted on lap 87, and two laps later Scott had maneuvered the No. 18 Toyota into the top 10. He communicated to Phillips that the adjustment had provided his truck with more stability, but possibly too much as he was now experiencing a tight-handling Dollar General Tundra.

 

The Nationwide Series regular settled into the top 10, where he ran until Todd Bodine collected the wall in Turn 3 on lap 160 and brought out the race's fourth caution. Already having enough fuel to make it to the end of the race, and with track position at a premium, Scott was ordered to remain on the track.

 

Shortly after the lap-169 restart, Scott found himself in the wrong lane, as things got bottled up and he began losing positions.  Three laps later he was scored in the 13th position, and by the time the next caution occurred on lap 187, the Dollar General Tundra had fallen back to the 19th spot.

 

With only three lead-lap cars behind them, the team elected to come down pit road for a four-tire stop - with an air pressure adjustment - and returned to the track scored in the 19th position. After going back green on lap193, another caution slowed the field two laps later and set up a green-white-checkered finish. Scott was scored in the 18th position on the restart, but was able to improve one spot by the time the field took the checkered flag.

 

Timothy Peters led all 204 laps en route to his second Truck Series win of 2012. Peter's Red Horse Racing teammate Parker Kligerman finished 0.465 seconds behind him in the runner-up spot. Ross Chastain and Joey Coulter finished third and fourth, respectively, and Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top-five finishers.

 

There were six caution periods for 43 laps.  Nine drivers failed to finish the race.

 

With 13 of 22 races complete, the No. 18 Tundra team remains 11th in Truck Series Owner's point standings.

 

The Dollar General Racing team will be back in action Friday Aug. 31, when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series travels to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. for the Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200. The race begins at 8:00 p.m. ET, with SPEED's live coverage commencing with the NCWTS Setup Show at 7:30 p.m. ET.

 

KBM PR

John Wes Townley avoided the carnage typical of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway in Wednesday night's UNOH 200 to bring home a clean Zaxby's Toyota Tundra and a respectable 24th-place finish.

 

Townley completed both of the scheduled NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practices leading up to the 200-lap event, posting speeds fast enough for the ninth and 24th positions. In Wednesday afternoon's qualifying session, he drove the No. 09 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra to 25th on the starting grid.

 

From the drop of the green flag later that evening, Townley reported loose handling conditions were impeding his forward progress. The heat of the Tennessee morning that had his truck almost tight in practice had subsided and freed his RAB Racing-prepared Toyota Tundra up substantially. Though the Chris Rice-led team made adjustments to tighten Townley's truck, the handling conditions coupled with the new configuration of the race track made it nearly impossible to pass his competitors and Townley took the checkered flag in the 24th position.

 

After the 13th race of the 2012 season, Townley and RAB Racing hold steady at 18th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship and owner point standings, respectively.

 

"We had a good Zaxby's Toyota Tundra in practice," said Townley. "It's a frustrating finish because we were so good here in the heat of the day, even a bit tight. I was really surprised by how much the truck freed up at night and it got us into a bad position. I was stuck where I was. Fortunately, we came out in one piece and it will be something to build on and apply this experience to the Nationwide Series race Friday night. I am really proud of my RAB Racing team. They do a great job bringing quality trucks to the track every weekend and I look forward to racing at my hometrack of Atlanta next weekend."

 

RAB Racing PR

While the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend is still eight days away, eager campers have already started to line up for campsites in the unreserved campgrounds. The speedway’s unreserved campgrounds will open on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8:00 a.m.

The speedway’s unreserved campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for both RV and tent camping. Unreserved camping spots are $60 per site and can be purchased at the entrance to the campgrounds. All vehicles must have either camping credentials or a tow pass to enter any campground at AMS. Unreserved camping credentials and tow passes can be purchased at the entrance of the campground, while all reserved camping credentials and tow passes must be purchased at the ticket office.

Campers are reminded that two AdvoCare 500 tickets must be presented to enter the campground. Tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket office if campers have not yet done so.

A limited number of campsites in the East Turn and First Turn campgrounds remain available, which will also feature new grass for fans to enjoy during the Labor Day weekend. East Turn camping will fit RVs 20x40’ for $150. First Turn camping for 20x40’ RVs is $150 and 25x42’ space is $175.

For those looking for a luxury camping experience for the entire race weekend, Trackside Terrace spots are in limited availability and feature several great benefits. These campsites include 10 race tickets for each of the three nights of racing, 10 pit passes for each of those days, tow passes for extra vehicles, full hook-ups and a view of the entire speedway from your camper. These are also the only remaining campsites with hookups available.

Trackside Terrace pricing is below:

Terrace*                      Luxury RV       25x50’                         Yes                  $3,500

Terrace Back Row^    Luxury RV       25x50’                         Yes                  $2,500

Turn One*                   Luxury RV       20x50’                         Yes                  $3,995

*Trackside Terrace and Trackside Turn One Luxury RV campsites include 10 race tickets for each day, 10 pit passes for each day, and tow passes for extra vehicles (one in Turn One; two in Trackside Terrace).

^Trackside Terrace Back Row Luxury RV campsites include 10 race tickets for each day, 10 pit passes for each day, two tow passes for extra vehicles and a viewing veranda located above the track’s backstretch.

Outside campgrounds open on Saturday, Aug. 25, allowing campers to enjoy the entire race week and build-up to race weekend for an affordable price. Infield and trackside camping will open on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 2:00 p.m.

AMS PR

Ryan Hess, a crew member in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.

On Aug. 22, Hess was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR substance abuse policy) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book.

NASCAR PR

For the first time since 1997, a driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series led all of the laps en route to the victory. Wednesday night, Timothy Peters was the driver who repeated history and made it happen in dominating style in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Starting from the outside of the front row and leading all 204 laps, including a green-white-checkered finish, Peters nabbed his second victory of the year.

Unloading for practice on Wednesday with a stout setup underneath their No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra, Peters and crew chief Butch Hylton made only minor adjustments during both sessions to help the balance. Peters followed up his practice comments by laying down the second quickest lap in qualifying to place him on the outside of the front row for the 200 lap shootout.

"I can't thank you guys enough for this Tundra. You should see the view from where I'm at out here on the front row. It's amazing," Peters radioed to the crew during the pace laps.

His comments would preface the view he would have for the duration of the night, as he jumped ahead of the pole sitter before turn three on the first lap, quickly putting the rest of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) field in his rear view. Maintaining patience through the first green flag segment of the race with help over the radio from Hylton and spotter Tony Hirschman, Peters cleanly weaved his way through slower traffic without any issues.

Under the first caution of the night on lap 82, Hylton elected to bring his driver down pit road for four tires, fuel and a very small adjustment. The Red Horse Racing pit crew went to work and clicked off a blazing fast stop, putting Peters back on top without losing the lead. Able to make it to the rest of the way on fuel, Hylton relayed to Peters that he needed to take care of his Tundra and save his tires through the second half of the race.

With a commanding restart, Peters once again resumed his reign over the field and continued to control the restarts through the next four cautions. The minor adjustment made under the night's lone pit stop was just enough to help the NCWTS points leader maintain a several truck-length lead over second place throughout the second half of the night and Peters was set to cruise to the finish.

 A late race incident with five to go shook things up and set the field up for a green-white-checkered finish, placing Peters in the hot seat with competitors drawing up to the back bumper of his Toyota Tundra. His confidence unshaken, the Red Horse Racing driver wheeled his No. 17 machine through another great restart and held off the field to take the checkers.

"It's an awesome feeling to go out there and lead every lap like that. These races are so hard to win anyway, and to do it in that fashion is just unbelievable," Peters recapped after his visit to victory lane.

"This Red Horse Racing team works so hard to give me fast Toyota Tundras like I had here tonight and I can't thank them enough. When you have a team like we do, with the work ethic and attitude that they have, it just pushes me to perform that much better. This win is a great birthday present to our owner Tom DeLoach, who gave me an awesome opportunity back in 2009 to drive for this team and the sky has been the limit ever since.

"We had great speed in our Tundra during the first practice, but a flat tire kind of got us off track a little bit during the second practice. Butch Hylton is so good about getting this team together and used his experience to calm us down and make the changes. Boy, this truck was flawless tonight."

Hylton followed up Peters' comments with compliments to the wheelman and his performance not only at Bristol, but throughout the season thus far.

"Timothy drove his guts out tonight. He was absolutely flawless on the restarts and that really sealed the deal for us. I know how hard he's worked on that and on improving on everything this year. He's really done his homework and we've really started to come into our own as an organization. I just feel blessed to have a race like that and work for a team like this," Hylton said.

The victory helped Peters extend his NCWTS championship point lead to 17 points over second place. Teammate Parker Kligerman completed the top-two sweep by finishing in the runner-up spot. Driving the third Red Horse Racing entry, Todd Bodine raced solidly inside the top-five until contact with 40 laps remaining from another competitor sent him into the outside retaining wall and relegated him to a 31st place finish. Returning to action next Friday night, the team travels to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the NCWTS Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200. Coverage begins live on SPEED at 7:30 pm EST.

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