Timothy Peters wins Truck Series race at Talladega

Oct 18, 2014 11:38 PM

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.

Peters ended a 22-race winless drought with the win for Red Horse Racing.

It was his eighth career victory, but first at Talladega and first since last season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Peters led a race-high 31 laps.

A spin by Norm Benning brought out a caution with six laps remaining, and set up the final two-lap dash.

Tayler Malsam finished a career-best second and Spencer Gallagher was a career-best third.

Tyler Reddick was fourth, followed by Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones and Chris Fontaine.

Matt Crafton remained the points leader with four races remaining. He has a 16-point lead over Blaney.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Most Popular