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2013 Homestead: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Recap
Posted by: newsla on Nov 11, 2013 - 05:30 PM
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2013 Homestead: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Recap


John Wes Townley
No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra

Truck Series Starts: 1 Avg. Start: 15 Avg. Finish: 32
Nationwide Series Starts: 1 Avg. Start: 25 Avg. Finish: 24

Chassis: 016

 

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ONE LAST SHOT: John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team have one last shot in the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season to capture the driver's first career victory, and Homestead-Miami Speedway just might be the place. Townley has finished 15th or better in seven of the eight 1.5-mile speedway races this season with an average finishing position of ninth. If those numbers are any indication of what the Red Horse Racing driver is capable of, look for the young driver to be out front fighting for the win after 134-laps in the Truck Series season finale.

2013 SEASON IN REVIEW: John Wes Townley has certainly found something special at the Red Horse Racing stable this 2013 Truck Series season. The young driver has had his best year on record capturing six top-10 finishes. Townley found his niche on the intermediate program earning his career highest finish (sixth) at Chicagoland Speedway. With veteran crew chief Mike Beam coaching the Zaxby's driver, he was able to increase his average starting position by almost two positions and average finishing position by four positions.

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CHASSIS HISTORY: There is no better way to finish out the season-finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway than to have a chassis you feel most confident about. John Wes Townley and his No. 7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra team will unload Chassis No. 016 for the 134-lap event. As one of the most recent chassis built in the Red Horse Racing stable, Townley debuted the chassis at Chicagoland Speedway. It succeeded with shining colors as Townley collected his career high Truck Series finish (sixth). Most recently, Townley captured his sixth top-10 of the season with this chassis at Texas Motor Speedway.

REARVIEW MIRROR - PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: John Wes Townley and the No.7 Zaxby's Toyota Tundra qualified for the 150-lap event in the 15th-place. On a restart with 31 laps to go, the Zaxby's Tundra was hit by another competitor that sent the truck hard into the wall and ended Townley's day. At race's end, the team was scored 27th. This was in no way indicative of John Wes' season in that the past seven races, Townley has finished 13th or better, with four top-10 finishes on all different types of tracks.

John Wes Townley on Homestead-Miami Speedway:
How do you feel about your chances of capturing your first Truck Series win at Homestead-Miami Speedway?
"I feel really good about our chances of winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway. I have all the confidence in the world in my Red Horse Racing team and my crew chief Mike Beam. We are taking my favorite Chassis, No. 016, and I feel like this could be a great way to end my season."

How do you capture your 2013 season at Red Horse Racing in a statement?
"It's been a really great year. I really owe everything to everyone at Red Horse Racing for their hard work on our Toyota Tundras and for having the great support that we have with Zaxby's, Toyota, Joe Gibbs Engines. The pieces just really fit together this year and we were able to race consistently week in and week out. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Red Horse Racing and hope we can go out with a great finish at Homestead."

No. 17
Timothy Peters
No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra

Starts: 6 Top Five: 1 Top-10: 3
Avg. Start: 14.8 Avg. Finish: 11.2 Laps Led: 7

Chassis: 015

EVERYTHING COMES TO AN END: The 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series comes to an end this Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Timothy Peters, driver of the No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra, is hoping to end his season on a high note and mark off another milestone for the driver by capturing a third victory this season. With a recent win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Chassis No. 015, the Red Horse Racing team comes in full force out of the stable for the season finale.

2013 IN REVIEW: After finishing the 2012 Truck Series season in the runner-up position, Timothy Peters rates his 2013 season as a good one. The driver captured two wins, one at Iowa Speedway where he became the only two-time Truck Series winner at the track, and another at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he won what he calls 'the biggest win of his career,' his first 1.5-mile victory and first for Red Horse Racing. In addition, the Toyota Tundra driver collected four top five and 10 top-10 finishes with over 227 laps led.

PARTS PLUS: This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Parts Plus will join Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Toyota Tundra to complete the 2013 Truck Series 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 Parts Plus Team will unload winning Tundra Chassis No. 015 this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last raced at Texas Motor Speedway, this chassis captured Red Horse Racing and Peters' first 1.5-mile victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in September. It was also raced at Iowa Speedway where Peters qualified sixth and crossed the finish in 12th. He also collected a sixth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway with this chassis after making its debut at the 2.5-mile tri-oval of Pocono Raceway.

REARVIEW MIRROR - PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: Timothy Peters driving the No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra came to Phoenix International Raceway driving chassis No. 10 which has proven to be a real workhorse for Peters. Peters qualified in the 18th position after a loose qualifying run. On lap 80, Peters brought his Tundra to pit road for service with his Parts Plus Toyota Tundra team moving him up to 4th. Peters remained inside the top-10 until a competitor ran him off the track, resulting in a spin and contact with the wall. Peters restarted the race in 20th position and could only gain four positions before the checkered flag waved and had to settle for a respectable 16th-place finish.

Timothy Peters on Homestead-Miami Speedway:
How would you rate your success at Homestead-Miami Speedway compared to other 1.5-mile tracks?
"Obviously, now I can say that I have success at Las Vegas Motor Speedway since I was able get my first 1.5-win there. But, I really like racing at Homestead. The track puts the race in the driver's hands with how abrasive the track is. I do have a pretty decent record there so it would be nice to top-off the season and put our Parts Plus Tundra into victory lane."

If you could capture your season in a statement, what would you say?
"It's been a good year for our Parts Plus Tundra. Obviously, we would have liked to be in a position where we were up front battling for the championship like we did last year. But, these were the cards that were dealt. We were successful in having two wins this year for the second year in a row and I owe that all to everyone at Red Horse Racing. I'm looking forward to wrapping up the season and getting ready for Daytona."

77
Germán Quiroga
No. 77 NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra

Truck Series Starts: 2 Avg. Start: 18 Avg. Finish: 24

Chassis: 007

2013 SEASON FINALE: Germán Quiroga has one thing left to accomplish in his 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie season, Win. The NET10 Wireless driver is hoping that the 1.5-mile oval of Homestead-Miami Speedway will be the place where he makes his statement for the Hispanic Community and be the first Mexican to win in a national division of NASCAR. Quiroga has two starts at the Speedway and has two top five and three top-10 finishes on intermediate tracks this season. With the speed from Chassis No. 007, look for Quiroga to accomplish his goal during the 2013 season finale.

2013 IN REVIEW: There is nothing better than saying you were able to make history in your rookie year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. And Germán Quiroga can say he did that twice. Along with two top five and five top-10 finishes, Quiroga became the first Mexican to win a pole position in a national division of NASCAR. He also earned the highest finishing position for a Mexican (third) at both Texas Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway. Quiroga demonstrated his talent by racing up front week in and week out and leading over 63 laps.

NET10 WIRELESS®: Welcome Home, NET10 Wireless. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Germán Quiroga will race with primary sponsor NET10 Wireless on his No. 77 Toyota Tundra. NET10 Wireless has its headquarters in Miami and will complete the season being the primary sponsor at home this weekend. For more information on NET10 Wireless, visit www.NET10Wireless.com.

CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 77 Toyota Tundra team will unload Chassis No. 007 this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Most recently, this chassis was raced at Texas Motor Speedway and collected a 14th-place finish. Previously, teammate Timothy Peters raced this chassis at Chicagoland Speedway. The intermediate chassis was also utilized earlier this season at Texas Motor Speedway. Peters earned a third-place starting position at Charlotte Motor Speedway with this chassis in May. Chassis No. 007 made its debut at Texas Motor Speedway last fall and collected a 10th-place finish.

REARVIEW MIRROR - PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: Germán Quiroga in the No. 77 OtterBox/NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra was the highest qualifier for the Red Horse Racing stable qualifying for the Lucas Oil 150 in the 11th-place. When the green flag dropped he proceeded to drive a savvy race and managed to stay out of trouble. There were few, if any, opportunities to capitalize on track position during the course of the 150-lap event. Quiroga crossed the finish in the 12th position.

Germán Quiroga on Homestead-Miami Speedway:
What is it like to race at Homestead-Miami Speedway?
"It's nice to end the season at a track that I am familiar with. Since this was my first season there were a lot of unknowns going into a lot of the race weekends. I did well at Homestead last year and finished 15th. I am hoping this weekend I can make the history that I've worked so hard for all season long and put my NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra into victory lane. It would be very special for my fans and special for NET10 Wireless with us being in their home town.

How do you capture your season in a statement?
"We definitely had our ups and downs this season. I am very happy to say that I did make history for a Mexican in a national division. That is very important to me and the Hispanic community for NASCAR. My Red Horse Racing team worked really hard all year long trying to make our victory happen. Hopefully this weekend we can go out and improve our position and fight for the victory."

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