NASCAR: Timothy Peters Finds Right Time To For His First Win Of 2013 Season

By Christy Valdez
Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into the race weekend at Iowa Speedway, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was ready to have the spotlight on them. By the end of the night, though, Timothy Peters had gotten all the attention.

Peters found the right opportunity to take the lead on the final restart to head back into familiar territory at Iowa, making his way back to victory lane and win his first race of the 2013 season. The win at Iowa on Saturday night gave Peter’s his second Iowa win and the sixth of his career.

Erik Jones finished in second followed by James Buescher, Ron Hornaday Jr., Chase Elliott, Matt Crafton, Miguel Paludo, Darrell Wallace Jr., Joey Coulter and Dakoda Armstrong to close out the top 10.

Heading into the final laps of the American Ethanol 200, Peters was heading towards the win with three laps to go when Ty Dillon hit the wall and race continued without the caution. Dillon had been racing within the top three before the contact with the wall, and ended his night in 16th.

Defending Truck Series champion Buescher was another driver who had a good night at Iowa along with race-winner Peters. Buescher captured his second top-five finish of the year and moved up within the point standings. Iowa was also a great race for young drivers Jones, Elliott and Wallace, with top 10 finishes in their first visits to the track.

German Quiroga also had a good night despite a 14th-place finish. Quiroga began the night as the pole-sitter and led for 56 laps, continuing some of his improvement throughout the season.

Heading out of Iowa, Crafton still remains with the points lead but Buescher, Peters and Paludo were some of the big winners of the night as they moved up in the standings.

Christy Valdez is a NASCAR writer for Rant Sports. Follow her on Twitter @Knowursports and on Facebook at On The Sidelines With Christy 

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