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Peters Wins Iowa Trucks Race

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 15 2012

Timothy Peters capitalized on a late restart to win in Newton. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Gregg Ellman)


Timothy Peters took the lead on a restart with 10 laps remaining and held on to get the victory in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series American Ethanol 200 Saturday night at Iowa Speedway.

A late wreck forced a seventh caution with less than 20 laps remaining to set up the final restart between Peters and veteran Ron Hornaday Jr.

When Hornaday spun his tires slightly in the double-file restart, Peters moved ahead and never looked back, pulling away for his first win this season and fourth career victory.

The win increased Peters points lead to 12 over Justin Lofton.

Hornaday finished second for his best performance of the season. Matt Crafton, who won the Coca-Cola 200 last year at Iowa Speedway, was third, giving him four top-four finishes at the 0.875-mile oval.

Leaving the Newton, Iowa track most disappointed had to be James Buescher.

Buescher led a race-best 91 laps and was out front of the pack with 64 remaining when his right front tire went down and his truck took a hard right turn into the fence on turn two. It was the fourth time this season Buescher was running near the front and ran into hard luck.

Buescher finished 30th and fell 26 points behind Peters.

| , RacinToday.com Sunday, July 15 2012
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