Peters Cashes In At Iowa Speedway
NEWTON, Iowa – Timothy Peters became the first repeat winner in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition at Iowa Speedway Saturday night, holding off a late charge from Erik Jones to win the American Ethanol 200.
Peters ran near the front most of the day, but a late pit call by crew chief Butch Hylton put Peters in position to win. Ty Dillon was the race leader when Darrell Wallace Jr. went for a spin to bring out the caution flag with 34 laps left.
The entire field came down pit road, with the top five drivers all taking two tires. Dillon got off pit road first, with Peters, Jones, Miguel Paludo and Joey Coulter right behind him. James Buescher came off pit road sixth and was the first driver with four fresh tires.
During the restart with 27 laps left Dillon was unable to hold the lead as Peters used a good run on the outside to overtake Dillon coming out of turn two. He put a small gap on Dillon, but with 20 to go Dillon caught Peters and began to challenge him for the race lead.
Dillon was still trying to find a way around Peters when German Quiroga made contact with Ryan Blaney. Blaney ended up backing into the turn four wall, forcing NASCAR to wave the final caution flag of the evening.
Peters opted to take the low line during the restart with six laps left. He ran side-by-side with Dillon momentarily before clearing him at the exit of turn two. Peters put a small gap on Dillon, who fell into a battle with Jones for second.