Timothy Peters

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Timothy Peters
Born (1980-08-29) August 29, 1980 (age 37)
Danville, Virginia
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
8 races run over 2 years
2007 position 62nd
Best finish 62nd (2007)
First race 2006 Sam's Town 250 (Memphis)
Last race 2007 Meijer 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
237 races run over 13 years
Truck no., team No. 99 (MDM Motorsports)
No. 02 (Young's Motorsports)
2017 position 21st
Best finish 2nd (2012)
First race 2005 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2017 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
First win 2009 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Last win 2015 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
10 130 8
Statistics current as of November 17, 2017.

Timothy Peters (born August 29, 1980) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 02 Truck for Young's Motorsports. He was a former member of the Bobby Hamilton Racing and Richard Childress Racing driver development programs.

Racing career[edit]

Peters' 2013 truck at Rockingham Speedway

He began his NASCAR career in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2005. He had two Top 10 finishes in 16 events in the No. 4 Bailey's Cigarettes Dodge for Bobby Hamilton. In 2006 he drove the No. 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 No. 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 No. 46 for Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, and had a ninth-place finish at Martinsville.[1]

After making another start at Martinsville for Morgan-Dollar in 2008, he began driving the No. 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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 Peters passed Kyle Busch with 5 laps to go in the NextEra Energy Resources 250. However, Busch would beat Peters dramatically by 0.0017 to win the race leading the 2010 Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega as the closest truck finish.

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.

For 2015, Peters got 2 wins, he won from the pole at Talladega for the Fred's 250 and got back to back victories, because he also won the previous year, and would follow up with another win at a wreck filled Phoenix race, the Lucas Oil 150, getting his 10th Truck career win, after Championship contenders Matt Crafton and Erik Jones wrecked while battling for the lead.

2016 saw the first winless season of Peter's full-time truck career, but nonetheless he qualified for the final round of the inaugural Truck chase and finished fourth in the standings.

In 2017 after a normal start to the year, on May 22 after the Charlotte race, race team owner Tom DeLoach suspended operations of Red Horse Racing effective immediately unless finding of a sponsor. This left Peters and teammate Brett Moffitt without rides; at the time of the team's shutdown, Peters was sixth in points.[6]. He drove a single race for MDM Motorsports at Texas Motor Speedway in his last start to date. In that race, he flipped on the final lap, causing him to stay upside down for quite a while. He was okay after the crash. [7] Peters drove two races for Young’s Motorsports, Las Vegas with a 11th place finish, and Homestead with a 10th place finish.

Personal life[edit]

Peters married his longtime girlfriend, Sara Haskins Peters, on May 19, 2007. They have two children, a son named Brantley, born in 2012 and Macie, born in 2015.[8]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led. ** – All laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts
2006 Richard Childress Racing 29 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM
13
TEX PHO HOM 105th 124
2007 21 DAY CAL
17
MXC LVS ATL BRI
25
NSH
32
TEX
41
PHO
13
TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH
20
KEN
17
MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 62nd 646

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2005 Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR
18
GTY
16
MFD CLT
32
DOV
6
TEX
32
MCH
25
MLW KAN KEN
28
MEM
18
IRP
28
NSH
33
BRI
19
RCH
29
NHA LVS
26
MAR
8
ATL
18
TEX PHO HOM
15
28th 1568
2006 DAY
12
CAL
24
ATL
33
MAR
35
GTY
32
CLT
23
MFD
11
DOV
14
TEX
20
MLW
6
KAN
19
KEN
25
MEM
12
IRP
15
NSH
19
BRI
33
NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 27th 1762
04 MCH
35
2007 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 46 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR
9
KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI
36
GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 74th 193
2008 47 DAY CAL ATL MAR
19
KAN 74th 193
Premier Racing 17 Dodge CLT
25
MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN
19
IRP NSH
15
BRI
30
GTW NHA
23
LVS TAL MAR
10
ATL TEX PHO HOM
15
2009 Toyota DAY
6
CAL
9
ATL
15
MAR
22
KAN
24
CLT
31
DOV
17
TEX
12
8th 3289
Red Horse Racing MCH
8
MLW
18
MEM
7
KEN
4
IRP
17
NSH
4
BRI
10
CHI
9
IOW
8
GTW
7
NHA
19
LVS
5
TAL
11
TEX
19
PHO
16
HOM
4
1 MAR
1*
2010 17 DAY
1
ATL
7
MAR
4
NSH
4
KAN
23
DOV
25
CLT
10
TEX
7
MCH
6
IOW
27
GTY
6
IRP
10
POC
8
NSH
4
DAR
2
BRI
8
CHI
21
KEN
6
NHA
6
LVS
26
MAR
34
TAL
7
TEX
12
PHO
13
HOM
17
6th 3343
2011 DAY
11
PHO
12
DAR
6
MAR
5
NSH
3
DOV
17
CLT
32
KAN
14
TEX
20
KEN
16
IOW
11
NSH
3
IRP
1
POC
10
MCH
2
BRI
5
ATL
16
CHI
17
NHA
9
KEN
17
LVS
3
TAL
23
MAR
8
TEX
11
HOM
8
5th 832
2012 DAY
2
MAR
5
CAR
5
KAN
2
CLT
9
DOV
9
TEX
11
KEN
5
IOW
1*
CHI
3
POC
22
MCH
13
BRI
1**
ATL
13
IOW
19
KEN
21
LVS
8
TAL
5
MAR
7
TEX
10
PHO
4
HOM
8
2nd 802
2013 DAY
27
MAR
4
CAR
26
KAN
10
CLT
26
DOV
6
TEX
14
KEN
6
IOW
1
ELD
6
POC
14
MCH
6
BRI
2*
MSP
8
IOW
12
CHI
27
LVS
1
TAL
29
MAR
26
TEX
16
PHO
16
HOM
9
10th 683
2014 DAY
2
MAR
6
KAN
14
CLT
5
DOV
10
TEX
24
GTW
3
KEN
4
IOW
31
ELD
16
POC
12
MCH
7
BRI
26
MSP
10
CHI
17
NHA
11
LVS
4
TAL
1*
MAR
2
TEX
3
PHO
19
HOM
3
5th 746
2015 DAY
24
ATL
9
MAR
18
KAN
4
CLT
7
DOV
20
TEX
21
GTW
6
IOW
6
KEN
5
ELD
23
POC
7
MCH
8
BRI
12
MSP
22
CHI
3
NHA
4
LVS
2
TAL
1
MAR
6
TEX
6
PHO
1
HOM
5
5th 804
2016 DAY
15
ATL
3
MAR
5
KAN
8
DOV
14
CLT
7
TEX
6
IOW
11
GTW
10
KEN
9
ELD
27
POC
4
BRI
13
MCH
2*
MSP
18
CHI
8
NHA
5
LVS
9
TAL
3
MAR
5
TEX
14
PHO
5
HOM
9
4th 4024
2017 DAY
17
ATL
9
MAR
8
KAN
13
CLT
5
DOV 21st 252
MDM Motorsports 99 Chevy TEX
13
GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH BRI MSP CHI NHA
Young's Motorsports 02 Chevy LVS
11
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
10

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARSC Pts
2006 Richard Childress Racing 31 Chevy DAY NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW NSH MCH ISF MIL TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
17
IOW 121st 145
2007 DAY
6
USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW POC MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL GTW DSF CHI SLM TAL TOL 107th 200

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timothy Peters Career Statistics". Racing-reference.info. 1980-08-29. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Truck driver Peters partners in ownership of new team – Craftsman Truck Series". Scenedaily.com. 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Timothy Peters brings crew chief and sponsor to Red Horse Racing | NASCAR News Now". SceneDaily.com. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Timothy Peters: A Hollywood ending at Lucas Oil Raceway ~ Skirts and Scuffs". Skirtsandscuffs.com. 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  5. ^ NASCAR Wire Service (August 23, 2013). "Peters leads every lap for Truck triumph at Bristol". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Report: Red Horse NASCAR Truck Series team to immediately close". Autoweek. May 22, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ Spencer, Lee (June 6, 2017). "Timothy Peters secures new Truck ride after Red Horse shuts down". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ 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. 

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