August 29, 1980 |
Danville, Virginia, U.S.
|NASCAR Nationwide Series career|
|8 race(s) run over 2 year(s)|
|Best finish||62nd (2007)|
|First race||2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)|
|Last race||2007 Meijer 300 (Kentucky)|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|171 race(s) run over 10 year(s)|
|Truck no., team||No. 17 (Red Horse Racing)|
|Best finish||2nd (2012)|
|First race||2005 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)|
|Last race||2014 American Ethanol 200 (Iowa)|
|First win||2009 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)|
|Last win||2013 Smith's 350 (Las Vegas)|
|Statistics current as of July 11, 2014.|
Timothy Peters (born August 29, 1980) is an American stock car racing driver. He currently competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 17 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing. He is a former member of the Bobby Hamilton Racing and Richard Childress Racing driver development programs.
He began his NASCAR career in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2005. He had two Top 10 finishes in 16 events in the #4 Bailey's Cigarettes Dodge for Bobby Hamilton. In 2006 he drove the #4 Dodge Motorsports truck for Hamilton during most of the year, earning one top-ten at Milwaukee. However, Peters left the team in early September and joined Richard Childress Racing, where he was to share their #21 Autozone Chevy with Kevin Harvick in the Busch Series in 2007, before he was released after making six starts. He made two starts that season in the Craftsman Truck Series, driving the #46 for Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, and had a ninth-place finish at Martinsville.
After making another start at Martinsville for Morgan-Dollar in 2008, he began driving the #17 for Premier Racing, a team that he co-owned. He and Premier ran a limited schedule in 2008 with a tenth-place run at Martinsville and was scheduled to run full-time in 2009. Peters scored two consecutive top-tens at Daytona and California, putting his team fourth in owners points. After Texas, Peters took both his sponsor and crew chief and joined Red Horse Racing for the remainder of the 2009 season. Timothy Peters won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on October 24, 2009, for Red Horse Racing at Martinsville Speedway, after pitting on lap 34 and making the distance. He came close of winning the last race at Homestead, but lost the lead with two laps to go, as Kevin Harvick won the race. In 2010, Peters passed Todd Bodine on the last lap to win the season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
For 2011, Peters returned to RHR, and scored 12 top-10 finishes, as well as his third career win at the final race at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Peters would finish 2011 5th in points.
For 2012 Peters won his first race of the season at Iowa and would later follow that up with a flag to flag victory at Bristol.
For 2013 Peters won his first race of the season at Iowa while Erik Jones finished 2nd and would later follow that up with a victory at Las Vegas while Johnny Sauter finished 2nd.
In 2014 Timothy Peters passed Kyle Busch with 5 laps to go in the Daytona 250. However Busch in a final move beat Peters by 0.0002 to win the race matching the 2010 Mtn Dew 250 at Talladega as the closest truck finish.
Timothy Peters ran in the top five early at Iowa in July 2014, but got into an accident with Ron Hornaday Jr. In reply to Hornaday shoving Peters into the outside wall, Peters retaliated and spun Hornaday 2 laps after the previous collision. For his actions NASCAR parked him for the rest of the race, though Peters was too damaged to continue so his parking made no difference in Peters' final result. Peters finished 31st.
Peters married his longtime girlfriend, Sara Haskins Peters, on May 19, 2007. They have one child, a son named Brantley, born in 2012.
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- "Truck driver Peters partners in ownership of new team – Craftsman Truck Series". Scenedaily.com. 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- "Timothy Peters brings crew chief and sponsor to Red Horse Racing | NASCAR News Now". SceneDaily.com. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- "Timothy Peters: A Hollywood ending at Lucas Oil Raceway ~ Skirts and Scuffs". Skirtsandscuffs.com. 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- Hainsfurther, Adam (April 4, 2013). "All Fired Up: Timothy Peters has special motivation to get into victory lane at Martinsville". Danville Register & Bee. Danville, VA. Retrieved 2013-04-21.