Timothy Peters Finishes Third to Secure Place in Chase Round of Six
Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing team finished third at Talladega Superspeedway to secure a berth in the second round of the Chase for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. The weekend began with two practice sessions scheduled for Friday, but Peters and crew chief Shane Huffman decided the No. 17 Tundra was dialed in after posting the 10th fastest lap in the first session and sat the second session out. In two rounds of single-truck, knockout qualifying on Saturday morning, Peters transferred to the final round and secured the sixth starting spot for the fred's 250 with a lap of 53.982 seconds. Peters charge to the front of the field right off the bat, jumping to second place on the first lap. The Danville, Virginia native took the lead on lap 32 and led several laps until the caution flag flew. Huffman brought Peters to pit road for fuel only and the No. 17 returned to the track in the second position. He would pick up the lead again on lap 40 for several more laps, but a series of cautions and a slow pit stop would set him back in traffic. The series veteran made his way back to the top five, but a lack of drafting partner and a caution in the closing laps limited him to a third-place finish. Peters will enter the Chase Round of 6 as the third seed.
Start - 6
Finish - 3
Driver Points Position - 3
Owner Points Position - 9
Laps Led - 14
Timothy Peters Quote:
"Martinsville, bring it on. Red Horse Racing is an awesome team and we superspeedway race really well and we race good all year long. All the races we're strong, but this is for the guys and women back at the shop that prepare these Tundras that makes my job a lot easier to come here and perform the way we do. Shane (Huffman, crew chief) did a great job and the pit crew did a great job. I don't know how much more exciting you want to get plus this is Toyota's 1000th start on Sunday so they're going to have to make it a little more exciting than we just did. All in all, great effort. Triad horsepower is great and I'm ready for the next three."
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