Friday, July 29, 2011

Timothy Peters wins the AAA Insurance 200 at LORP

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Racing at Lucas Oil Raceway Park is always exciting, tonight was no different. After a brief rain shower and a looming threat, the race was raced in completion and saw Timothy Peters claim the checkered flag.


Problems came early; a caution on lap 2 for a wreck between the No. 20 of Johanna Long, the No. 23 of Jason White and the No. 39 of Ryan Sieg. All drivers had damage but were able to continue racing.


A caution flew at lap 41 for a brief rain shower but the jet dryers came to the rescue and racing resumed 17 laps later.


Problems came for the current points leader Johnny Sauter after he cut down a front tire. He pitted, the pit crew changed tires but then broke a sway bar and was showering sparks as he tried to remain on track. Crew chief Joe Shear Jr. was advising Sauter to remain on track due to rain in the area. The rain never came, but Sauter held out and managed a 23rd place finish. Sauter maintains the points lead by a slim points.


In the end, the race came down to a great and often nail-biting battle between James Buescher, Timothy Peters and Austin Dillon. Dillon and Buescher were dominant throughout the race but Peters snuck in at the end, when it counted.

Peters savors the moment in victory lane.
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Timothy Peters claimed his third career NCWTS win and fifth top-10 finish in 2011.


Race results:
  1. Timothy Peters
  2. James Buescher
  3. David Starr
  4. Miguel Paludo
  5. Ron Hornaday Jr.
  6. Matt Crafton
  7. Joey Coulter
  8. Cole Whitt
  9. Austin Dillon
  10. Ross Chastain
  11. Parker Kligerman
  12. Todd Bodine
  13. Steve Arpin
  14. Nelson Piquet Jr.
  15. Clay Rogers
  16. Brendan Gaughan
  17. Johanna Long
  18. Max Papis
  19. Ricky Carmichael
  20. Justin Lofton
  21. Dakoda Armstrong
  22. Josh Richards
  23. Johnny Sauter
  24. Elliott Sadler
  25. Jake Crum
  26. Jason White
  27. Todd Peck
  28. Jack Smith
  29. Ryan Sieg
  30. Ricky Moxley
  31. Norm Benning
  32. Jennifer Jo Cobb
  33. Tommy Joe Martins
  34. Brad Queen
  35. Shane Sieg
  36. Mike Garvey

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