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Drivers Take Advantage of Rain Delay in Martinsville


Martinsville, VA - Showers caused the Sprint Cup practice and the trucks series qualifying to be canceled in Martinsville Saturday.

No race means extra time for the men and women involved.

It rained throughout the day in Martinsville, but everyone is hoping that Sunday will work out a lot better.

Instead of watching trucks race around the tracks, crews and drivers were glued to the weather reports.

"We have radar set up in our tool box and we run the radar the whole time," said Travis McFarland, #17 Truck Chief.

NASCAR Truck Series Driver Timothy Peters passes the time playing games, eating snacks, and talking with his crew.

"Just trying to take your mind off of the time that you are in a delay," Peters said.

"We're kind of just hanging out and waiting, eating. Some people play cards, most of the time you are just standing around," McFarland said.

Peters says they also go over strategy and notes for when they can race; which can have its ups and downs.

"Too much time in my opinion is too much time to think over things," Peters said.

Peters' Truck Chief Travis McFarland says mostly they just want the rain to stop so they can focus on racing and not the weather.

"We like to get in here and get it done and go," McFarland said.

Peters says when he finally can get behind the wheel, he'll be ready.

"Whenever it comes, I'm 150% ready," Peters said.

Peters will start 3rd in the truck race.

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