Peters Cashes In At Iowa Speedway
Jones and Dillon continued to battle, with Jones getting the upper hand when Dillon bounced off the wall on lap 198. Jones, a 17-year-old rookie driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, closed rapidly on Peters but ran out of time as Peters held on to win by .225 of a second.
“I was kind of fussy all night because I really couldn’t drive the truck like I wanted to in the corner. It would get really, really loose,” said Peters after his sixth career Truck Series victory. “Butch made a good call at the end there to put two (tires) on and it tightened it up to where I could get that great restart and hustle it into one like I need to.”
The second-place finish for Jones was his best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish in three series starts this year.
“We had a great ToyotaCare Toyota Tundra all night long,” Jones said. “At the end there we had to be a little aggressive on the restart and that is what we did. Got up into the second position and actually started running Timothy down there at the end. Thought we could have a shot at it him but couldn’t quite get there.”
Defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher finished third, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr. and Chase Elliott. Matt Crafton, Paludo, Wallace, Coulter and Dakoda Armstrong completed the top 10.
Dillon, who led 65 laps, ended up 16th after bouncing off the wall on lap 198. Quiroga, who earlier in the day became the first Mexican driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, finished 14th after leading 56 laps.