Timothy Peters came to Martinsville Speedway, which is just a chip shot away from his hometown of Danville, Virginia with high hopes having captured the pole in last year’s race. He qualified the No. 17 Parts Plus Toyota Tundra in 10th place. Peters let the dust settle at the front of the field when the green flag waved, but soon started to move through the pack and by lap 20 was in sixth. It was looking to be a good race as he had a fast Tundra and all the necessary skills but then the ‘Martinsville Mayhem’ reared its ugly head.
At the lap 77 restart the field checked up, leaving Peters to make contact with the truck in front of him. This caused the hood to release and flop on top of the windshield requiring him to drive blind back to the pit where the Parts Plus team pulled out all the equipment to get the truck back out on the track. When they returned to the track, the Tundra was several laps down. The loss of track position trapped the No. 17 five laps down with no way to recover and a disappointing 26th place finish at race’s end.
Timothy Peters talks about this race at Martinsville Speedway:
“Just a disappointing day for our Parts Plus Tundra team. We’ve got three to go.”
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