Timothy Peters Regains Championship Point Lead; Finishes 10th at Dover

Timothy Peters Regains Championship Point Lead; Finishes 10th at Dover Getty Images

With Friday's qualifying cancelled and changed to a practice session due to Thursday's showers and the field set by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner's championship point standings, Timothy Peters and the No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra team took the green flag at Dover International Speedway in the third position. Peters reported to crew chief Marcus Richmond that he was battling a tight-handling Tundra. Sacrificing a top-10 track position, Richmond called his driver to pit road during the second caution period on lap 23 for service and adjustments. The Red Horse Racing driver continued to wrestle with the red and white machine around the "Monster Mile" as he tried to work his way through the field. As the race reached halfway, Peters reported that the balance on the No. 17 was now loose and that he needed more security while driving through the corners. On lap 164 he earned the Lucky Dog award and was returned to the lead lap. The Providence, North Carolina native was focused on entering the top five in the running order, but with 20 laps remaining, he suddenly fell off the pace. Still able to remain on track but at reduced power, he took the checkered flag in the 10th position. Peters regained the lead in the Camping World Truck Series championship point standings and sits one point ahead of Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter, who are tied for second.


Start - 3

Finish - 10                  

Driver Points Position - 1       

Laps Led - 0


Timothy Peters Quote: 

"We had a fast Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra and it handled great during practice, but unfortunately when the sun came out and we got in traffic, we were just off. Marcus (Richmond, crew chief) and the No. 17 guys worked hard to make adjustments during pit stops, and we fought to stay in the top 10. We will head to Texas (Motor Speedway) with the points lead. It's a tight battle already, and we have a lot of racing ahead of us. It's going to be an exciting season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series."


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