Peters wins the NCWTS AAA Insurance 200 at LOR

Timothy Peters passed James Buescher for the lead with six laps to go and went on to win Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) AAA Insurance 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway.

“I can’t say enough about the guys on this Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra in victory lane tonight. We had a tire coming apart. I spun out over here in turns one and two and came down pit road. Butch Hylton (crew chief) made a great call to put four tires on. But the guys do a phenomenal job. We had a little hiccup last week, but they made up for it this week. Like I said last week, I love my guys.  They get me on and off pit road well.” Peters said.

[media-credit name=”Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR” align=”alignright” width=”225″][/media-credit]Peters started 16th and spun just before the halfway point when a tire went down. “I went down in the corner and I had good grip, and all of a sudden, I lost it.” Peters said.


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But Peters battled back to second place with 20-laps remaining. He slowly closed the gap on Buescher and made the pass to win what might be the final truck series race at the speedway. “I was trying to be patient, trying to be patient with the throttle, and it paid off.” Peters said. “I hope that they bring the trucks back here, and I hope that I’m not the last winner here. But if they do take it away, I can sit back home in my La-Z-Boy one day, retired, and say I won the last race there. That’s pretty cool.”

Buescher led 97 laps and finished second, David Starr third, rookie Miguel Paludo tied his best-career finished, fourth (Daytona in February) and Ron Hornaday finished fifth.

“We were running good sometimes and something happens. I’m really proud of my guys. We’re a little bit off in practice, like three-tenths and they made changes. It was better for qualifying and race trim was a tick better. Our first pit, Rick (Gay, crew chief) did an awesome call and we were good — we were really consistent. Congrats to Timothy (Peters) for the win and our two (Red Horse Racing) trucks in the top-four is pretty good.” Paludo said.

Johnny Sauter leads the series standings by 4-points over Austin Dillon.

The series heads to Pocono Raceway on August 6th for the Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125.

 

Unofficial Race Results
AAA Insurance 200, Lucas Oil Raceway
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/truckseries/race.php?race=13
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 16 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 47
2 7 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 44
3 12 81 David Starr Toyota 41
4 17 7 Miguel Paludo * Toyota 40
5 5 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 39
6 8 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet 38
7 3 22 Joey Coulter * Chevrolet 37
8 9 60 Cole Whitt * Chevrolet 36
9 1 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 36
10 15 66 Ross Chastain Chevrolet 34
11 6 29 Parker Kligerman * Dodge 34
12 18 5 Todd Bodine Toyota 33
13 19 32 Steve Arpin Chevrolet 31
14 11 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. * Chevrolet 30
15 22 92 Clay Rogers Chevrolet 29
16 10 62 Brendan Gaughan Toyota 28
17 13 20 Johanna Long * Toyota 27
18 29 9 Max Papis Toyota 26
19 27 4 Ricky Carmichael Chevrolet 25
20 24 6 Justin Lofton Toyota 24
21 21 98 Dakoda Armstrong Chevrolet 23
22 25 18 Josh Richards Toyota 22
23 4 13 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet 22
24 2 2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 0
25 28 101 Jake Crum Chevrolet 19
26 14 23 Jason White Chevrolet 18
27 32 296 Todd Peck Chevrolet 0
28 26 63 Jack Smith Ford 16
29 20 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 15
30 34 7 Ricky Moxley Chevrolet 14
31 33 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 13
32 36 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ford 0
33 30 142 Tommy Joe Martins Dodge 11
34 35 100 Brad Queen Chevrolet 10
35 23 93 Shane Sieg Chevrolet 9
36 31 138 Mike Garvey Chevrolet 8

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