Timothy Peters Earns Fourth-Place Finish at Pocono Raceway
In his sixth start at Pocono Raceway, Timothy Peters notched his best-career result at the 2.5-mile speedway by posting a fourth-place finish. Peters started the weekend in impressive fashion, putting his No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra second on the scoring pylon in the weekend's opening practice and 16th in final practice. That effort earned Peters the seventh starting position on the starting grid after Saturday morning's qualifying session was cancelled due to weather. From the outset of the 60-lap affair, Peters wasted no time in getting to the front, and made a four-wide move on the opening lap to advance to third. Crew chief Shane Huffman employed an aggressive fuel strategy, bringing Peters to pit road for right side tires and a track bar adjustment under caution on lap 14. Peters restarted ninth on lap 16 and made his way to the race lead on lap 28. Two laps later, he came to pit road under caution for his second, and final, stop of the race for four tires and fuel. Peters took full advantage of the wild restarts Pocono has become famous for, avoided a bevy of incidents, and returned to the top five on lap 45. He raced inside the top five for the balance of the event, and brought his Toyota Tundra home fourth, his third top-five and eighth top-10 finish of the 2016 season.
Start - 7
Finish - 4
Driver Points Position - 4
Owner Points Position - 4
Laps Led - 4
Timothy Peters Quote:
"My Red Horse (Racing) Tundra was really good all day. We were trying to bank on strategy and our truck as good as it was to get track position when those other guys had to come in to pit but more cautions came out than what we anticipated. All in all, it was a great race for us here at Pocono. It was my best finish here in six years so we'll keep building on this momentum. We've been consistent across the board. This puts us above the plus line a little bit better. Just everyone involved - TRD (Toyota Racing Development), Toyota, Notch Gear, Wiley X just can't thank everybody enough."
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