When you watch the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, I want you to remember one very important fact:
Timothy Peters is still the points leader.
Yes, the Trucks have not seen a track since Peters’ dramatic and surprising last-lap pass of Todd Bodine back in Daytona. And since that fateful night, the Red Horse Racing driver has been the series’ points leader.
You wouldn’t think just by talking to him though, that he’s a winner in one of NASCAR’s top 3 divisions. I recently had the privilege of meeting Peters out at the track, and I swear you couldn’t find a nicer guy.
It was like he was looking for somebody to talk to, and when I approached him, he was more than happy to pose for a few pictures with me and my family, and even listen to me go on about my NASCAR blog. His response to everything was a cool, “Yeah, man.” It was like we had been friends for years, and I had just met the guy.
Off the track, Peters is one of the most affable guys you could meet. On the track, however, he is a clean, but formidable opponent.
Remember that when you watch the race Saturday, to look out for the #17.