Friday, Sep 22

Top-Five Finish for Timothy Peters at Las Vegas

Timothy Peters and the No. 17 USAF Red Horse Squadron Toyota Tundra team started from the 17th position under the lights of Las Vegas Motor Speedway and quickly drove to the front of the field, taking the lead for the first time on lap 19. During the competition caution period on lap 30 he reported to crew chief Marcus Richmond that the red and white machine was a little tight in the center and exit of Turns 3 and 4. Scored in the second position, Peters brought the truck to pit road where the No. 17 team serviced him with four tires, fuel and air pressure and wedge adjustments. Their quick action returned him to the lead position where he remained for 17 laps. The Danville, Virginia resident was a mainstay in the top five for the remainder of the 146-lap event, taking the checkered flag in the fourth position. The top-five finish was his fifth of the 2014 season and advanced him to seventh in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship point standings.


Start - 17

Finish - 4

Driver Points Position - 7

Laps Led - 26 


Timothy Peters Quote:

"It was an honor to carry "Charging Charlie," the mascot for the United States Air Force Red Horse Squadron, on our hood tonight. We had a really fast Toyota Tundra all weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I was hoping we'd be the first to win back-to-back races here, but that long green-flag run just didn't help us at the end of the race. After our last pit stop, the truck got really tight, and then the field was spread way out. This No. 17 team and the guys back at the shop have given me great trucks, and we are gaining momentum every week."




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