• Peters wins AAA Insurance 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race

    July 30, 2011 No comments

    Timothy Peters secured his third win of his career during the running of the AAA Insurance NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race on Friday night on the second night of the Kroger SpeedFest at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

    This improbable win for Peters came even though he had to overcome two major obstacles during the night. Peters started deep in the field at a track that is notorious for having the winner start near the top of the grid. In fact, his 16th place starting position was the furthest back a driver has ever started the event and gone on to win the race. He also fought back from a tire coming apart and bringing out a caution on lap 93 which allowed the team to make needed changes for the remainder of the race and win on this tough track.

    “I grew up on short track racing and I love all 25 races that are on the schedule but when I come to short tracks I just feel like I’m a little more in my element and it showed tonight,” he said following the race. “I don’t want to be labeled a short track driver, I want to win anywhere but I will take them anyway I can get them or where it is at.”

    The Kroger SpeedFest weekend will conclude at Lucas Oil Raceway with the running of the 30th annual Kroger 200 benefitting Riley Hospital for Children on Saturday night. Gate open at 10 a.m. which coincides with the first practice of the morning, qualifying starts at 4:40 and the race, which could be the final time NASCAR is at the track for the near future is set to start at 7:30. Tickets are still on sale for the race and can be purchased at the gate on Saturday.

     

     

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