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2014 Michigan: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Aug 13, 2014 - 06:15 AM
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2014 Michigan: Red Horse Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview


Event: Careers for Veterans 200
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
Date: August 16, 2014

 

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Red Horse Racing at Michigan International Speedway... In nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Michigan International Speedway, Red Horse Racing has earned two top-five and four top-10 finishes.

2014: Halfway... With11 of 22 races in the books for the 2014 season, Red Horse Racing holds the sixth and eighth positions in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings with drivers Germán Quiroga and Timothy Peters, respectively. The RHR teams have collectively claimed six top-five and 14 top-10 finishes this season.

About Red Horse Racing... Following the 2005 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Clean Line Motorsports became Red Horse Racing under 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 406 starts, earning 12 wins, 79 top-five finishes, 170 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 the Irish Hills... RHR's Timothy Peters and Germán Quiroga are scheduled to participate in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session at Michigan International Speedway with fellow drivers on Friday, August 15 from 12-12:45 p.m. local time. The event will take place in the tent for the Turn 1 tram stop.

Coming Home... Red Horse Racing boasts two employees from just over the Ohio/Michigan border who consider Michigan International Speedway to be their "home track." Director of competition Terry Cook hails from Sylvania, Ohio, while director of marketing and communications Jody (Jennings) Letourneau is a Toledo native.

Testing, testing, 1,2,3... The Nos. 17 and 77 Red Horse Racing teams tested with Peters and Quiroga on Monday, August 11 at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) in preparation for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' return to road course action at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (August 31).

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 Careers for Veterans 200is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1:20 p.m. Eastern Time, with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Set Up airing at 12 p.m. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90. Qualifying for the 12th event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air live on FS1 on Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m. ET.

Germán Quiroga
No. 77 NET10 Wireless
Toyota Tundra

This Week's NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra at Michigan International Speedway... Germán Quiroga will be piloting chassis No. 007 in the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 16. He most recently drove this Toyota Tundra to a fifth-place finish at Iowa Speedway in July.

Quiroga at Michigan International Speedway... Germán Quiroga has one previous start at Michigan International Speedway (August 2013) where he started from the 16th position and finished 19th.

Quiroga Visits The Lone Star State... Quiroga traveled to San Antonio, Texas last week where he took part in the National Association of Hispanic Journalist's annual convention as a brand ambassador for Toyota. While there he visited with Univision - San Antonio and Telemundo - San Antonio, and gave Hispanic journalists a ride in the 2015 Toyota Tacoma at the test track at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas facilities.

Race Rewind: Pocono Raceway... The No. 77 OtterBox Toyota Tundra team arrived at Pocono Raceway anxious to improve upon Quiroga's second-place result from the last visit to the Long Pond, Pennsylvania race track. The team struggled in practice and earned a 24th-place starting position. The team made several adjustments during scheduled pit stops and Quiroga was able to make his way through the pack and break into the top 15; however, contact with a competitor relegated him to a 22nd-place finish.

Mid-Season Review... Quiroga ranks sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship point standings after reaching the halfway point in the 2014 season. In 11 races he's earned two top-five and seven top-10 finishes, coming home with a career-best second-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park in June. This is the first time in NASCAR history that a Mexican-born driver has been in the top 10 in points in any of the top three series.

GERMÁN QUIROGA QUOTES:
On reaching the halfway point in the 2014 season... "I'm really proud of what my team has accomplished so far this season, but we're working really hard to capture that first win. Our goal is to keep earning as many points as we can each race weekend and hopefully we'll be fighting for that championship at the end."

On heading to Michigan International Speedway... "Last year was my first time competing at Michigan (International Speedway) and we had a good race even though our results didn't show it. I think we'll have a competitive NET10 Wireless Toyota Tundra there this weekend and hopefully we can improve on our results from 2013."

Timothy Peters
No. 17 Fast Eddie's Car Wash / Valvoline
Toyota Tundra

This Week's Fast Eddie's / Valvoline Toyota Tundra at Michigan International Speedway... Timothy Peters will be piloting chassis No. 018 in the Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 16. This is the same Toyota Tundra that he drove at Pocono Raceway on August 2.

Peters' History at Michigan International Speedway... Peters has seven previous starts at Michigan International Speedway; where he's earned one top-five and four top-10 finishes, and has a 16th-place average starting position and an average finishing position of 13.6. His best result at the Brooklyn, Michigan track was in August 2011 where he came home second after starting 17th.

Race Rewind: Pocono Raceway... The No. 17 Red Horse Racing team finished 12th in the Pocono Mountains 150 at Pocono Raceway after battling loose-handling conditions throughout the race. Peters led the final practice session and qualified fifth, but when the sun made an appearance for the first time all weekend as the green flag dropped, the track conditions quickly changed.

Mid-Season Review... Halfway through the 2014 season, Timothy Peters has earned four top-five and six top-10 finishes, with a second-place finish at Daytona International Speedway in February as his best result thus far. The Danville, Virginia resident has held the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points lead twice this season, and currently sits eighth, 49 points behind the leader.

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TIMOTHY PETERS QUOTES:
On reaching the halfway point in the 2014 season... "We've had some really great races this season and some not so great races. As a team we've learned a lot and we're going to put 100% into this second half of the season. Everyone at Red Horse Racing has been working really hard, and we're ready to get out there and be competitive each weekend."

On heading to Michigan International Speedway... "I like racing at Michigan International Speedway. You're wide open and there is a lot of side-by-side action. We've been working really hard as a team and I'm just ready to get back on the race track after our off weekend."

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