Peters poised for Iowa sweep

14 Sep 2012 Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service
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Timothy Peters has performed well on all types of circuits in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year, but he doesn't disguise his affinity for short-track racing.

Peters, the points leader with eight races left this year, returns to Iowa Speedway for Saturday night's American Ethanol 200 Presented by Hy-Vee (8:30 p.m. ET, SPEED) in search of a season sweep at the .875-mile track.

Dating back to last season, his No. 17 Red Horse Racing team had been 20 races without visiting Victory Lane until Peters surged to a breakthrough win at Iowa in July.

"The bar is set pretty high after our performance last time," Peters said. "When we go back, it seems like we need a win or nothing else."

Since then, Peters has added a dominant triumph at Bristol but his points lead is a scant six points over James Buescher and just nine points ahead of top rookie Ty Dillon, who scored his first win in the series' most recent race, at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Ron Hornaday Jr., who has won at least one race in each of the last eight years, will be returning to the site of his best finish in a so-far winless 2012. The four-time champion and 51-time winner in the series finished second at Iowa in July after Peters pulled away on the final restart.


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