Timothy Peters Earns 17th-Place Finish at Chicagoland

Timothy Peters and the No. 17 The Duke of Oil/Valvoline Toyota Tundra team were one of the fastest trucks around Chicagoland Speedway in the rain-delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday night, but an unscheduled green-flag pit stop resulted in a 17th-place finish for the Red Horse Racing team. Peters posted the ninth-fastest practice speed in the final practice session; however, inclement weather resulted in the cancellation of qualifying and the postponement of the 15th race of the 2014 Camping World Truck Series season, setting up a double header for Saturday, Sept. 13. Per the NASCAR rule book, Peters took the green flag from the 10th position. Despite battling a loose-handling condition early in a run, he remained in the top 10 throughout the first half of the race. Crew chief Marcus Richmond called for air pressure and wedge adjustments during the first two pit stops in an effort to improve the red and white machine's balance. On lap 77, Peters was forced to make an unscheduled, green-flag pit stop for four fresh tires. This cost the team valuable track position, dropping the Providence, North Carolina native to the 21st position. Trapped two laps down to the leader, Peters still turned the fastest laps on the track, outpacing even the race winner in the final circuits. Despite the impressive speed, he was unable to make up the lost ground and was relegated to a 17th-place result.

 

Start - 10

Finish - 17

Driver Points Position - 8

Laps Led - 0

 

Timothy Peters Quote:

"We had a really, really fast The Duke of Oil/Valvoline Toyota Tundra tonight. It was a rocket. We just had an unfortunate pit stop and the cautions didn't fall to get us back to the lead lap. This Tundra was just fantastic. The guys did a great job, and this No. 17 team never gave up. Thank you to The Duke of Oil and Valvoline for being on board with us tonight."

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