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Peters brings relevance to Showdown

SoVaNow.com / May 01, 2014


Former South Boston Speedway track champion Timothy Peters added relevance to the field for the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown last week.

With that task out of the way, Peters will soon return to the serious business of running for a championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series.

Peters is tied with Johnny Sauter for the top spot in the truck series standings, with 82 markers. Matt Crafton and Ryan Blaney are four points back, with 78.

Peters and the truck series regulars return to Kansas May 9.

“The track is the first mile and a half race for the truck series. We’ve spent Monday and Tuesday (last week) in Charlotte really working on our downforce program. I’m very optimistic. Right out of the gate, the first two races I’ve been extremely fast. (We’re) paired back up with my buddy, Marcus Richmond, as my crew chief. So, we’re really working hard towards this championship. I feel like we definitely have a shot at it. I know we’re only two races in. We’ve worked really hard,” said Peters.

Peters believes the pairing with Richmond, who worked with Peters in late model, gives him chemistry advantages.

“This deal’s tough, so you just have to work hard at it and make the best of it,” said Peters.

Following Kansas, the truck series moves to Charlotte.

“I feel comfortable at all of them, especially after the test we just have. You just have to be there at the end, 100 percent of the laps. That’s what causes championships to happen. Charlotte’s always a prestigious race, because everyone wants to win at home,” said Peters.

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