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2013 Charlotte: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on May 13, 2013 - 06:40 PM
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2013 Charlotte: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview


John Wes Townley
No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra

Starts: 1
Avg. Start: 22 Avg. Finish: 16

Nationwide Series: Starts: 3 Avg. Start: 27.3 Avg. Finish: 29

Chassis: 001

 

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BACK ON TRACK: After four short weeks, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns for competition at the 1.5-mile Quad oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway for 134-laps of beatin' and bangin' action. John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team are looking for redemption moving into the fifth race of the season and second on an intermediate track.

TESTING 1-2-3: During the Truck Series time off, Red Horse Racing took two days to travel to Texas Motor Speedway for intermediate testing. All three Red Horse Racing drivers participated in the test as well as drivers from some of its competitors. The test was structured to test in the afternoon and night so the drivers could experience how the track changes as it moves to night race conditions..

NASCAR DAY: On Friday, May 17th, the NASCAR Foundation will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of NASCAR Day. For the special anniversary, NASCAR created the 'Ten Days of Giving' with philanthropic visits set across the country. John Wes Townley kicked off the tour in Atlanta on May 8th alongside the NASCAR Foundation and Coca-Cola. The team presented the George Washington Carver Boys & Girls Club with a new TV for their gaming room. Townley did a question and answer session and spent time playing the NASCAR game on the Wii with the kids.

NEW AT ZAXBY'S: Zaxby's, a southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings, has been indescribably good for more than 20 years. The Athens, Georgia based chain offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Capturing the essence of a southern classic, guests can now enjoy Zaxby's new Banana Pudding Milkshake for a limited time. It's just the treat to complement Zaxby's House Zalad, a popular menu item with mansion-sized flavor. The company operates more than 570 locations in 13 states. John Wes Townley will compete with Zaxby's serving as primary sponsor for the entire 22 Truck Series race schedule. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys.

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team will utilize Chassis No. 001 on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Chassis 001 collected four consecutive top-five finishes on intermediate tracks in 2012 at Michigan International Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

MEET & GREET: Don't miss John Wes Townley alongside teammates Timothy Peters and German Quiroga at the Toyota Pitpass Stage on Friday afternoon in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Midway at 12:30. Townley will be alongside other NASCAR Series drivers on Friday, May 24th at Food Lion Speed Street for an autograph session beginning at 1:00 pm.

REARVIEW MIRROR - KANSAS: John Wes Townley's No.7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra started the race in the 20th position and while his truck was a little tight early on, the team was up in the top-15 racing for position. Unfortunate circumstances on the race track collected Townley in an accident on lap 29 in turn four which ultimately ended their day.

John Wes Townley on Charlotte Motor Speedway:
How was the test at Texas Motor Speedway? What can you take onto Charlotte?
"There are a lot of changes we made as far as how our Toyota Tundras will react to certain changes. We wanted to find what I was comfortable with and continue to better our team communication. I think the more we learn about each other, what we like and what we don't like, I think we will grow as a team. When we get to Charlotte - now we have a notebook to see what change worked best for us.

What are you most looking forward to about this weekend?
"My Zaxby's Toyota Tundra drives really great. Charlotte is one of those races where the track is really slick. Having done the test two weeks ago will hopefully give us a good advantage and benefit us."

Timothy Peters
No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra

Starts: 7 Top-10: 2
Avg. Start: 11.7 Avg. Finish: 23.1 Laps Led: 47

Chassis: 007

CHARLOTTE FEVER: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series enters their fifth race of the 2013 season this weekend at the 1.5-mile Quad oval of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Timothy Peters will be behind the wheel of his No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra making his eighth career start at the Speedway.

TESTING 1-2-3: During the Truck Series time off, Red Horse Racing took two days to travel to Texas Motor Speedway for intermediate testing. All three Red Horse Racing drivers participated in the test as well as drivers from some of its competitors. The test was structured to test in the afternoon and night so the drivers could experience how the track changes as it moves to night race conditions.

PARTS PLUS: Timothy Peters' No. 17 Toyota Tundra will once again proudly represent Parts Plus at Charlotte Motor Speedway featuring their orange and red color paint scheme. The primary sponsorship has been activated throughout the first four races of the 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 Toyota Tundra team will utilize Chassis No. 007 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Red Horse Racing chassis was newly built at the 2012 season's end and raced at Texas Motor Speedway with a 10th-place finish to its credit.

MEET & GREET: Don't miss Timothy Peters alongside teammates John Wes Townley and German Quiroga at the Toyota Pitpass Stage on Friday afternoon in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Midway at 12:30. Peters and Quiroga will also join other Truck Series drivers at Food Lion Speed Street on Thursday, May 23rd for an autograph session beginning at 1:00 pm.

REARVIEW MIRROR - KANSAS: Timothy Peters and the No.17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra started the race in the 18th spot and quickly moved up through the field during the opening laps of the SFP 200. Over the course of the race, Peters battled tight-handling conditions but was able to secure a top-10 finish with Butch Hylton and his team freeing up the Tundra during the 167-lap event. The Parts Plus pit crew was on their game and earned spots on pit road where and when it counted. The 10th-place finish moved Peters up three spots in the driver point standings where he now sits 13th.

Timothy Peters on Charlotte Motor Speedway:
What did you learn about 1.5-mile tracks during your test at Texas Motor Speedway?
"I'm really encouraged about what we found chassis wise while we were at Texas. We found a really great balance that was comfortable to my driving style. It was great to get a jump start on how to keep up with the track changes. Texas is a very temperature sensitive track and Charlotte is the same. Having practice during the day and racing at night you have to be prepared to make the right adjustments at the right time.

Do you have a different mindset when it comes to approaching a 1.5-mile track?
"Not really. I'm a racer, I want to win. I go into every race with that mindset. However, you do have to pay attention a little more in those kinds of races. It's all about keeping up with the track changes. I have to stay on top of that to communicate that back to Butch (Hylton, crew chief) so he can make the changes correctly."

Germán Quiroga
No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra

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Chassis: 014

GAINING TRACTION: The more time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver German Quiroga spends behind the wheel of his Red Horse Racing No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra, the more confident he becomes. The series last visited Kansas Speedway where the three-time Mexico Series champion finished 11th collecting his second highest finish in his career and best finish of the season.

After a successful test at Texas Motor Speedway during the series down time, the Rookie of the Year competitor is eager to once again improve his high finish on an intermediate track.

TESTING 1-2-3: During the Truck Series time off, Red Horse Racing took two days to travel to Texas Motor Speedway for intermediate testing. All three Red Horse Racing drivers participated in the test as well as drivers from some of its competitors. The test was structured to test in the afternoon and night so the drivers could experience how the track changes as it moves to night race conditions.

NET10 WIRELESS®: The Truck Series returns to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway and so does NET10 Wireless as primary sponsor on German Quiroga's No. 77 Toyota Tundra. The no contract cell phone leader will continue its support as primary or associate sponsor for the remainder of the season. For more information on NET10 Wireless, visit www.NET10Wireless.com.

Look for the NET10 Wireless activation booth at both Ver-El Mobile Village across the street from the main entrance of Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th in addition to Food Lion Speed Street from Thursday, May 23rd thru Friday, May 25th located on Tryon Street in Charlotte.

CHASSIS HISTORY: Fresh off the plate - Chassis No. 014 will compete at Charlotte Motor Speedway with German Quiroga and the No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra team. The chassis made its debut during the Texas Motor Speedway test and has seen time at the wind tunnel. The team is confident about this Tundra's chances for victory lane.

MEET & GREET: Don't miss German Quiroga alongside teammates John Wes Townley and Timothy Peters at the Toyota Pitpass Stage on Friday afternoon in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Midway at 12:30. Quiroga and Peters will also join other Truck Series drivers at Food Lion Speed Street on Thursday, May 23rd for an autograph session beginning at 1:00 pm.

REARVIEW MIRROR - KANSAS: German Quiroga and his No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra was the Red Horse Racing top qualifier starting in 12th position at Kansas Speedway. Quiroga had a very fast Tundra and found himself racing in the top-five during the first half of the race. On lap 91, Quiroga got collected with another competitor and made contact with the outside wall. The No. 77 team showed their resilience as they fell a lap down on pit road repairing the damages and wound up fighting for a top-10 finish at race's end The team earned their lap back and finished 11th, which is the second highest finish of Quiroga's Truck Series career. This also marked Quiroga's best finish of the season, gaining four positions in the driver point standings currently 18th.

Germán Quiroga on Charlotte Motor Speedway:
Talk about what you learned as a driver during the test at Texas Motor Speedway?
"Testing at Texas was a great experience. Dan (Stillman, crew chief) made a lot of changes and was sure to explain each one to me so I can better understand our Toyota Tundra should we need adjustments during a race - we know what works better for us. Also, I felt more relaxed driving and with more confidence. I'm very happy to have this opportunity with NET10 Wireless and to see how Red Horse Racing is working hard on improvement and having success in the future. We'll start this weekend in Charlotte; we are going to be fast.

What is most exciting to you about racing at a track for the first time?
"Racing in Charlotte is going to be a great experience, not only because it is going to be my first time here but because I feel it is now like my home track. Each time you feel at home you try to do the best that you can, also I will have the support of new friends that I have met here so having them at the track is going to be special."

About Red Horse Racing:
Founded in 2005, Red Horse Racing is a professional racing team that strives for excellence on and off the race track. The Red Horse Racing team works to build and maintain solid, mutually beneficial relationships with its partners to win races and to represent itself in a professional manner. The team has 10 victories and 10 poles in its brief existence. Red Horse Racing ownership also operates Performance Instruction and Training (PIT), the number one pit crew training center in the world that also has many corporate training options that include team-building, lean manufacturing, motorsports demonstrations and more.

About Zaxby's:
An alternative to fast food, Zaxby's offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. The company ranked number seven in the 2012 Top 10 Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains With 500 Or More U.S. Units Quick-Track study published by Sandelman & Associates. The chain also ranked number five in the nation for total sales and number one in the chicken segment in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report published by Technomic. Zaxby's operates more than 565 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys.

About NET10 Wireless:
NET10 Wireless® is a brand of TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest no-contract cellular service provider with over 22.4 million subscribers, and a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. ("AMX") (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). AMX is the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America. As of December 31, 2012, it had 261.6 million wireless subscribers-more wireless customers than AT&T and Verizon combined.

NET10 Wireless offers consumers flexible spending options for wireless service with premium phones on America's best networks, all without a contract. With the recent introduction of NET10 Wireless Unlimited Family Plans, a family of two can save $1500 a year on their cellular service. Further updates and product information can be found on NET10Wireless.com.

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