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2014 Iowa: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Jul 10, 2014 - 06:22 AM
2014 Iowa: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview

Red Horse Racing: Notes & Quotes

Event: American Ethanol 200
Venue: Iowa Speedway
Date: July 11, 2014


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Red Horse Racing at Iowa Speedway... In 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Iowa Speedway, Red Horse Racing has claimed two wins with Timothy Peters (July 2012 and July 2013), three Keystone Light Pole Awards (Peters, July 2012; Parker Kligerman, September 2012; and Germán Quiroga, July 2013), three top-five and six top-10 finishes.

2014: The Year of the (Red) Horse... Eight races into the 2014 season, Red Horse Racing holds the third and sixth positions in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings with drivers Timothy Peters and Germán Quiroga, respectively. The RHR teams have collectively claimed five top-five and 13 top-10 finishes this season.

400 Starts and Counting for Red Horse Racing... Following the 2005 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Clean Line Motorsports became Red Horse Racing with new ownership. Seven races later, Red Horse Racing earned both its first pole award and win at Memphis Motorsports Park with Brandon Whitt behind the wheel of the No. 38 Toyota Tundra. Now in its 10th year of NCWTS competition, Red Horse Racing has logged a total of 400 starts, earning 12 wins, 78 top-five finishes, 169 top-10 finishes and 11 pole awards, with an average starting position of 13.4 and an average finishing position of 14.3.

Meet Red Horse Racing Drivers in Iowa... RHR's Timothy Peters and Germán Quiroga are scheduled to participate in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session with fellow drivers on Friday, July 11 from 1:15-2 p.m. local time. The event will take place under the Turn 4 grandstands.

Hawkeye State Native... Red Horse Racing's Mitch Way grew up in Davenport, Iowa. He spent most of his childhood and teen years racing at the local dirt tracks, graduating from dwarf cars, to modifieds and late models. He climbed out of the driver seat and made the move to North Carolina in January 2006, getting his start as a mechanic in the (then) Hooters Pro Cup Series, and working his way up to be the truck chief for the No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra team.

Follow RHR on Social Media... To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and view exclusive content, visit Red Horse Racing's Twitter page - @RedHorseRacing and Facebook page - Facebook.com/RedHorseRacing. Also, follow the RHR NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers on their personal Twitter pages - @TimothyPeters17 and @gerspeed1.

Catch the Action... FOX Sports 1's live coverage of the American Ethanol 200 is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 11 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Set Up airing at 8 p.m. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Qualifying for the ninth event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will take place on July 11 at 5:40 p.m. ET but will air tape delayed that evening at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.

Timothy Peters
No. 17 Red Horse Racing
Toyota Tundra

This Week's No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra at Iowa Speedway... Timothy Peters will be piloting chassis No. 010 in the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 11. This is the same chassis he drove to a first-place finish at Iowa Speedway in July of 2013. This will be the first time that Peters has competed with chassis 010 in 2014.

Peters' History at Iowa Speedway... Peters returns to Iowa Speedway after capturing back-to-back checkered flags in the July NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races, becoming the only Truck Series driver to own multiple wins at the Newton, Iowa race track. . In seven starts at Iowa Speedway, Peters has collected two wins, two top-five and three top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 7.3 and average finish of 11.3.

Race Rewind: Kentucky Speedway... Timothy Peters drove the No. 17 Toyota Tundra to a fourth-place finish in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway the last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competed. This was his fourth top-five finish of the 2014 season. Peters moved to third in the championship point standings, 11 points behind the leader.

Off-Weekend for the Truck Series, But Not For Peters... Although the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series had the Holiday Weekend off, Timothy Peters still spent his time at the race track. Peters competed in the Mr. & Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology Presents Thunder Road Harley Davidson NASCAR Late Model 200 at South Boston Speedway on Thursday, July 3, where he finished fifth.

On a top-five finish at Kentucky Speedway... "Finishing fourth at Kentucky (Speedway) was great for our team, and every weekend we are learning a little more. We gained some ground in the (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship) points, and we're heading to Iowa (Speedway) with some great momentum."

On heading to Iowa Speedway as the reining July race winner... "I love going to Iowa; we were able to win the July race there last year and our goal is to go back and do that again. It's a fun track to visit, the trophy sure is cool and the fans are great."

Germán Quiroga
No. 77 OtterBox
Toyota Tundra

This Week's OtterBox Toyota Tundra at Iowa Speedway... Quiroga will be piloting chassis No. 007 in the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 11. This is the same Toyota Tundra that he drove to a seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway in May.

Quiroga at Iowa Speedway... In two starts at Iowa Speedway, Quiroga has earned one pole award and one top-10 finish. He has an average starting position of 9.5 at the Newton, Iowa race track and a 10th-place average finishing position.

Race Rewind: Kentucky Speedway... The No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra was the truck to beat in the UNOH 225, after Quiroga led both practice sessions at Kentucky Speedway. The team advanced to the final round of qualifying and secured a sixth-place starting position for the race, but a complicated night gave the team a 15th-place finish. Quiroga remains sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship point standings, 25 points behind the leader.

Quiroga at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards... Germán Quiroga will walk the red carpet at the first annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards as a special guest. The awards will take place in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, July 17 and will be broadcast live on Nickelodeon starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Tiime.

On returning to Iowa Speedway, home of his career-first Keystone Light Pole Award... "Iowa (Speedway) will always be a special track for me since it's the place I captured my first pole award. Maybe we can go back this weekend and make it the home of my first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win."

On his 2014 season so far... "We've had some great moments this season, with our second-place finish at Gateway (Motorsports Park) being one of the most memorable. I want to keep making history as a Mexican-born driver in the sport, and be in the fight for the (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) Championship at the end."

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