On-Track Incident Damages No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota; Timothy Peters Finishes 26th at Bristol

Timothy Peters and the No. 17 team have had Bristol Motor Speedway circled on the calendar all year. With a win in 2012 and a close second-place finish in 2013, the team was anxious to return to the 0.533-mile short track. Rain shortened the practice time on Wednesday, and limited the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams to a single session, where Peters turned in the seventh-fastest lap. However, following a 20th-place qualifying effort the No. 17 Red Horse Racing team opted to work on the impounded Toyota Tundra and start the UNOH from the rear of the 36-truck field. Rain delayed the start of the 200-lap race to the following morning. Under sunny skies the green flag was displayed and Peters climbed to 25th in the running order, but had nowhere to go when two trucks spun in front of him on lap 15. The red and white machine received front-end damage, requiring multiple visits to pit road for repairs. The Marcus Richmond-led team kept the veteran driver on the lead lap during the first caution period of the day. The damage created an extreme tight-handling condition, and Peters fought to maintain track position. The team worked throughout the morning to make additional repairs to offer reprieve during routine pit stops, but the tightness persisted, relegating the No. 17 team to a 26th-place finish.


Start – 20

Finish – 26

Driver Points Position – 8

Laps Led – 0


Timothy Peters Quote:

“This was not what we expected from ourselves here at Bristol (Motor Speedway). We’ve had such success here that this finish is a big disappointment to all of us. We just need to learn from it, not beat ourselves up or get down, and move forward.”