Timothy Peters Perseveres for Top-10 Finish at Gateway Motorsports Park

Timothy Peters fought his way to a 10th-place finish in a wild race at Gateway Motorsports Park. The No. 17 team unloaded the red and white Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra for two practices on Saturday morning and recorded the 19th fastest speed in the first and the 20th fastest speed in the second practice. On Saturday afternoon, group qualifying was rained out, and the field set by the NASCAR Rule Book. Peters lined up for the green flag in the 21st position. Under the first yellow flag on lap 16, crew chief Shane Huffman called Peters to pit road for Sunoco fuel and adjustments, while most of the field stayed out. On a following caution flag, Peters was able to stay out, while the rest of the field went to pit road, gaining valuable track position and restarting in third position. The Danville, Va. native continued to battle the balance of the No. 17 Toyota Tundra, fighting a loose entry to the corner and a tight center and exit. Hitting pit road for four Goodyear tires and fuel three times during caution periods, Peters fell back. He fought to remain in the top-10, and after several cautions and red flags at the end of the race, was able to bring home a solid 10th-place finish.  
Start - 21
Finish - 10
Driver Points Position - 3
Owner Points Position -3
Laps Led - 0
Timothy Peters Quote:
"We struggled a little with the balance but all the guys and Shane (Huffman, crew chief) persevered through a really long, hot day. They worked on our Toyota Tundra all day long and we were able to bring home a top-ten result. We'll head on to Kentucky (Speedway) in a few weeks and hopefully get back on a roll and build up our momentum again." 

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