Clarksville,TN — To properly pronounce the driver’s name of the #2 Street Stock Camaro, Chris Peltier (Pel-teer) has been racing at the Clarksville Speedway since 2000; however the Street Stock Class is the only class he has ever raced in. When asked what got him interested in racing, Chris replied, “I’ve always been interested in driving a racecar. It’s a child hood memory of mine taking trips up to Michigan and getting to watch my Uncle Al drive his yellow #21 Chevelle around Mt. Clemens Speedway. Plus i use to help my friend Tim Adkins who periodically drives the #174 Street Stock.
I finally decided to round up some sponsors and some money and go racing. So that’s what I did.” Chris’s first racecar was a 65 Chevelle, “Yeah, it was a good starter car. I got hit coming out of turn 4 and flipped it 4 times down the front straightaway back in 2002. It destroyed that car, but thankfully I was able to walk away.” This led to Chris switching over to Camaros. His current blue and white #2 Camaro features a 350 small block with a 2 speed powerglide transmission and a Ford 9 inch rear end.
When asked about his influences in racing, Chris responded by saying, ” First, My Uncle Al and of course Rusty Wallace. It’s truly an honor to drive the #2 car in honor of Rusty.” Chris is fortunate enough to have several sponsors to help him in his final season including Clarksville Collision Center, White’s Implements, Jesus Saves Community Church, S & S Auto Glass, Beach Oil Company, and Clarksville Signs and Supplies. Chris’s signature “No Touchie” on the back of his spoiler was an idea provided by his neices and nephews. “Now how can say no to something like that?. It’s from a Disney movie. Besides, it’s the greatest feeling in the world to walk through the stands and have a little kid point at you and go “No Touchie”,, It’s just nice to be recognized.”
In closing Chris wanted to say thankyou to God for allowing him to race and for giving him the ability do drive a racecar. He also wanted to thank his family, espec ially his Dad, for all of their support. And thankyou to his fellow competitors and ALL OF THE FANS.. On his rear quarterpanels is a tribute to the fans that reads, THANKYOU FANS, FINAL YEAR. “This isnt easy for me, I have such a huge passion for driving a racecar. But besides the politics, I really just cant afford to race any more. It gets more and more expensive every year. Now if an owner out there has a spare racecar and is in need of a driver, Please contact me. But, I want everyone to know that I will truly miss all the fans and I will truly miss racing. And I thank anyone who has ever cheered for my #2 No Touchie Camaro.”