Peters Battles to Seventh-Place Finish at Charlotte

As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returned to the heart of NASCAR country, Timothy Peters piloted the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra to a seventh-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Peters posted the 18th and 17th fastest laps in first and second practice, respectively, on Thursday evening. On Friday, the team returned to the track for knockout qualifying and Peters advanced to the second round, securing a 17th-place starting position for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. When the sun set on the 1.5-mile facility and the green flag flew, Peters quickly moved into the 13th position, but was fighting a tight-handling condition. The caution waved on lap 20, and Peters brought his Tundra to the attention of crew chief Marcus Richmond and the No. 17 team, who changed four tires, filled it full of fuel and made several adjustments. Peters restarted 11th in the lineup and continued to fight a tight condition. The team continued to make adjustments with another four-tire stop and by the halfway point in the race, Peters had climbed into the top 10. With a third fast pit stop, the No. 17 team helped Peters gain track position and he moved into the top five with 25 laps to go. A late-race caution resulted in a green-white-checkered finish, and Peters crossed the finish line in seventh place. 

 

Start -17

Finish - 7

Driver Points Position - 6

Laps Led - 0

 

Timothy Peters Quote:

"The pit crew really did a great job tonight. The guys did a great job adjusting on it. We just never gave up all night. Our Red Horse Tundra, it's showing what we are capable of. Definitely a seventh-place isn't what we want - definitely isn't what we want, but kudos to everybody at the shop and everybody here working hard."

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