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Timothy Peters Wins At Las Vegas

Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series had its standalone race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but Timothy Peters was the one to stand out by the end of the night.

After racing his way up to the front, Peters captured the win at the Smith’s 350 for his second win of the year. Upon taking the lead in the night’s final restart after a caution for Jennifer Jo Cobb, Peters managed to keep himself in position for the win and keep distance between his competitors. The win at Las Vegas gave Peters his first win at a 1.5-mile track.

Johnny Sauter finished in second, followed by Miguel Paludo, Ty Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. to close out the top five. Point leader Matt Crafton finished in 11th, finishing outside the top 10 for the first time this season. Heading out of Las Vegas, Crafton still remains in the points lead with 41 points over second place James Buescher. Crafton still holds a comfortable points lead with five races left until the 2013 champion is crowned.

Crafton may be on top of the points now, but some drivers are still trying to make up ground just as Paludo and Peters moved up a spot in the points to fifth and sixth respectively.

Crafton has been the most consistent driver this season, but it’s not all over until the checkered flag waves at Homestead. Moving forward, there’s still plenty of action left to see if Crafton can still remain on top, or if someone else will catch up.

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