Peters Comes Out On Top At Iowa Speedway
Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17
July 15, 2012
Timothy Peters outran Ron Hornaday on the final restart to win the Ethanol 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night. The win marked the first victory of the season for Peters and the fourth of his career.
Peters, the pole sitter for the race, had given up the lead to Hornaday with just over 30 laps remaining and now in pursuit to regain the lead. A late caution gave Peters one last shot to grab the lead from Hornaday and that was all the No. 17 needed. Peters took to the inside on Hornaday and was able to successfully make the pass with 10 laps remaining and did not look back.
In victory lane, “Perseverence, determination, man,” a jubilant Peters responded when asked what made the difference. “You should have seen this shop. Last year, this race was a reset button for Butch Hylton and myself. And we just made a notebook and got on a roll over the offseason. He implemented a lot of good stuff and our Toyota Tundras are fast.” Peters also praised crew chief, Hylton and his No. 17 crew for giving him such a competitive truck.
Hornaday would take home second, followed by last year’s race winner Matt Crafton. Johnny Sauter finished in fourth while Justin Lofton rounded out the top-five.
“I spun ‘em pretty bad,” Hornaday said in reference to his tires on the final restart. “So he got me on that last one. We had fun. At least they knew we were here.”
After starting on the pole, Peters led the opening laps before James Buescher snagged the lead on a restart just 10 laps into the race. A spin by Brennan Newberry brought out the first caution allowing Buescher the opportunity to take the lead.
Once Buescher grabbed the lead he was able to separate himself from the field by as much as two seconds. However, by Lap 40, Peters had made up ground and closing on Buescher and challenging for the lead. The two battled side-by-side for several laps before Peters prevailed and took the lead on Lap 42.
It was not until Lap 49, when Paulie Harraka blew a right-front tire bringing out the caution, that the leaders would make their first trip down pit road.
Buescher regained the lead after a restart on Lap 76 and clearly had the better of the trucks on the short runs. But like before, Peters slowly began to “reel in” Buescher on the long run and again challenging for the lead.
After leading 91 of the first 134 laps, Buescher’s chance for victory ended when he blew a right-front tire and smacked hard into the wall in Turn 2 on Lap 135.
On Lap 143, the green flag waved with Peters in the lead followed by Sauter and Hornaday.
David Starr’s truck brought out the caution with 37 laps remaining. This time Hornaday got a terrific restart and made quick work of Peters to take the lead.
Hornaday maintained the lead on another restart just 10 laps later when Ryan Sieg spun to bring out the yellow flag.
Battling for position, Dakoda Armstrong and Cale Gale made contact several times before Gale lost the battle, sending him into the Turn 4 wall. The shootout for the victory was about to begin.
When the race went back to green with 10 laps to go, this time Peters got the jump on Hornaday to take the lead and set sail for the checkered flag.
With the victory, Peters continues atop the point standings over Lofton by 12 points and Ty Dillon just 14 behind the leader. Buescher sits fourth but fell off the pace and now 40 points behind Peters.
Results of American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway:
|1||1||17||Timothy Peters||Toyota Toyota||200||47||4||RUNNING||4||87|
|2||8||9||Ron Hornaday Jr.||Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet||200||43||1||RUNNING||1||22|
|3||7||88||Matt Crafton||Menards/Ideal Door Toyota||200||41||RUNNING|
|4||5||13||Johnny Sauter||Hot Honeys/Curb Records Toyota||200||40||RUNNING|
|5||3||6||Justin Lofton||J.D. Heiskell & Co. Chevrolet||200||39||RUNNING|
|6||9||18||Jason Leffler||Shore Lodge Toyota||200||38||RUNNING|
|7||15||3||Ty Dillon #||Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet||200||37||RUNNING|
|8||12||22||Joey Coulter||American Ethanol Chevrolet||200||36||RUNNING|
|9||2||30||Nelson Piquet Jr.||Autotrac Chevrolet||200||35||RUNNING|
|10||14||29||Parker Kligerman||Reese Towpower RAM||200||34||RUNNING|
|11||17||97||Jeff Choquette||Liz Girl Logistics/Adrian Carriers Inc. Chevrolet||200||33||RUNNING|
|12||11||11||Todd Bodine||Toyota Care Toyota||200||32||RUNNING|
|13||10||32||Miguel Paludo||Duroline Chevrolet||200||31||RUNNING|
|14||22||23||Jason White||Gunbroker.com Ford||200||30||RUNNING|
|15||18||2||Tim George Jr.||Applebee’s Chevrolet||200||29||RUNNING|
|16||20||08||Ross Chastain #||South Carolina Watermelon Association Toyota||200||28||RUNNING|
|17||25||39||Ryan Sieg||RSS Racing Chevrolet||199||27||RUNNING|
|18||23||75||Caleb Holman #||Food Country USA Chevrolet||199||26||RUNNING|
|19||30||93||Dennis Setzer||RSS Racing Chevrolet||199||25||RUNNING|
|20||29||09||John Wes Townley #||Toyota Toyota||197||24||RUNNING|
|21||21||07||Jeff Agnew||Team 7 Chevrolet||197||23||RUNNING|
|22||28||99||Bryan Silas #||Rockingham Speedway Ford||197||22||RUNNING|
|23||31||65||Justin Jennings||LG Seeds Ford||196||21||RUNNING|
|24||33||57||Norm Benning||Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet||192||20||RUNNING|
|25||32||84||Chris Fontaine||Glenden Enterprises Chevrolet||189||19||RUNNING|
|26||6||33||Cale Gale #||Rheem Chevrolet||181||18||Accident|
|27||16||98||Dakoda Armstrong #||EverFi.com Toyota||181||17||Accident|
|28||19||81||David Starr||Zachry Toyota||165||16||Oil Leak|
|29||36||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Driven2Honor.org RAM||155||15||RUNNING|
|30||4||31||James Buescher||Accudoc Chevrolet||135||16||2||Accident||2||91|
|31||26||27||Travis Miller||HotTorque.com Chevrolet||132||13||RUNNING|
|32||35||15||Todd Shafer||thunderexhaust.com Toyota||71||12||Accident|
|33||13||5||Paulie Harraka #||Wauters Motorsports Ford||49||11||Accident|
|34||34||0||Chris Lafferty||Driven2Honor.org RAM||11||10||Power Steering|
|35||27||38||Chris Jones||RSS Racing Chevrolet||9||9||Brakes|
|36||24||14||Brennan Newberry||NTS/IronClad Performance Chevrolet||5||8||Accident|
Posted: July 15th, 2012
Categories: Featured, Nascar Camping World Truck Series, Results.
Tags: American Ethanol 200, Iowa Speedway, James Buescher, Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday Jr., Timothy Peters