Peters poised for trucks visit to Iowa

12 Jul 2012 NASCAR Wire Service
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Timothy Peters finds himself in a coveted position heading to Iowa Speedway this weekend -- atop the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. However, the one place he hasn't found himself so far this season is Victory Lane.

Peters hopes to change that in Saturday's American Ethanol 200 (8:30 p.m. ET, SPEED) at the popular .875-mile track. He's come close this year with runner-up finishes at Daytona and Kansas, and the truck tour has had a penchant for parity this season; James Buescher's win at Kentucky last month made him the series' first repeat winner in 2012.

The story of Peters' season to date has been hallmark consistency. He leads the truck series with an average finish of 6.0 and is one of only four drivers to complete all 1,324 laps.

"All the guys work hard and I try to not mess up where they are making gains," Peters said of his Red Horse Racing team. "Our pit crew has also done a great job on pit road. I've always been the type of racer not to jeopardize the equipment. We really want to get those wins and I think we will start soon."

Not surprisingly, the other three drivers with perfect records in laps completed this season occupy the next three spots in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points. Justin Lofton and rookie Ty Dillon are tied for second, just four points behind Peters. Buescher, who outran Peters for the win in Kansas in April, is just nine points back in a four-way logjam atop the standings.


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