Peters looking to win another truck race at Iowa
Newton, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Camping World Truck Series returns to action on Friday night at Iowa Speedway.
Iowa hosts only one truck race this season after holding two events here during the 2012 and '13 seasons -- first race in July and the second in September.
Timothy Peters is the only driver with multiple truck victories at this track, having won the July race the past two years.
In last year's race, Peters overtook Ty Dillon for the lead following a restart with 27 laps to go. He capitalized on pit strategy late in the race when he changed just two tires during his last stop. Peters held off Erik Jones in the closing laps, beating him to the finish line by only 0.225 seconds.
Peters started on the pole and led a total of 87 laps to win here two years ago.
"I love going to Iowa," said Peters, who drives the No. 17 Toyota for Red Horse Racing. "We were able to win the July race there last year, and our goal is to go back and do that again. It's a fun track to visit. The trophy sure is cool, and the fans are great."
Two weeks ago, Peters finished fourth at Kentucky and moved to within 11 points of leader Johnny Sauter.
"Finishing fourth at Kentucky was great for our team, and every weekend we are learning a little more," he said. "We gained some ground in points, and we're heading to Iowa with some great momentum."
Matt Crafton, the defending series champion and July 2011 race winner at Iowa, is currently eight points behind Sauter, his ThorSport Racing teammate.
Thirty-eight teams are on the preliminary entry list for the American Ethanol 200.
Series: NASCAR Camping World. Date: Friday, July 11. Race: American Ethanol 200. Site: Iowa Speedway. Track: 0.875-mile oval. Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET. Laps: 200. Miles: 175. 2013 Winner: Timothy Peters. Television: FOX Sports 1. Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
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