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Red Horse suspends Ickler's Truck program

May 20, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Team to focus on championship efforts of Peters and Quiroga

Red Horse Racing has suspended operations of its No. 7 entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, saying that shuttering the underfunded program will allow it to better focus on the championship efforts of its other two drivers.

The No. 7 was driven by Brian Ickler, who competed in the first four events of this season and stood 19th in points after being involved in a crash last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Red Horse also fields the No. 17 of Timothy Peters and the No. 77 of German Quiroga.

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Red Horse owner Tom DeLoach said in a statement that Ickler's No. 7 truck had sponsorship only through the recent event at Charlotte.

"We have been a competitive fixture for nine years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and in order to remain so, sometimes requires difficult decisions to be made. Brian Ickler is a very talented driver and an upstanding young man, and we will continue to search for sponsorship opportunities for him. He did a great job for us at Red Horse Racing," DeLoach said.

"Unfortunately, the funding for that team was only through the race at Charlotte. We are a family at Red Horse Racing, and have always prided ourselves on that. To restructure is not an easy thing to do. I am very proud of everyone who has been a part of Red Horse Racing, and we will continue to remain focused on the big picture and our goal of winning a championship title."

Peters stands second and Quiroga third in the Truck Series point standings. Quiroga is the only driver in the series to have finished in the top 10 in every event of the 2014 season.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action at Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 30.

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