Transmission Woes Relegate Peters to 18th at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' fourth trek north of the border to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP), Timothy Peters had transmission issues just past the halfway point, which foiled a top-five run, and handed Peters and his Red Horse Racing team an 18th-place finish in the 64-lap event. After taking the green flag in 12th place, the Virginian maintained position inside the top-12 until the race's first yellow on lap 9. Peters stayed on track and restarted sixth on lap 12. Crew chief Shane Huffman would not call Peters to pit road until lap 24, when Peters would come in for four Goodyear tires and Sunoco fuel. Huffman's strategy would have Peters visit pit road once more for fuel only under green on lap 34. That fuel strategy netted Peters the fourth position by lap 40, but he fell victim to transmission woes shortly thereafter on lap 43, losing third gear completely. The veteran driver nursed his No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra home in 18th. With one race before the Chase, the 18th-place result keeps Peters in the eighth position on the Chase grid, 32 points ahead of the cutoff.
Start - 12
Finish - 18
Driver Points Position - 5
Owner Points Position - 5
Laps Led - 0
Timothy Peters Quote:
"Today wasn't the afternoon we were looking for with our Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra. Shane (Huffman, crew chief) and the guys had a great strategy that put us towards the front past halfway, and we were looking to be in good shape for the last run and lost third gear. We've been really good on mile-and-a-half tracks this season, so I'm ready to head to Chicagoland (Speedway) and take advantage of some of the momentum we've built as a team."
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