Timothy Peters got by Ron Hornaday on a restart following a caution that came out with 19 laps to go to claim his fourth career win in the American Ethanol 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton on Saturday night. It was his first win of 2012.
“We’ve been really working hard, trying to get a win,” crew chief Butch Hylton said.
According to Peters, it was at Iowa last year that his No. 17 Red Horse Racing team turned the corner.
“Last year, this race was a reset button for Butch Hylton and myself,” Peters said in victory lane.
Hornaday finished second. After his team had an issue getting his No. 9 Chevrolet full of fuel, Hornaday went into fuel conservation mode in the final laps.
“I didn’t get a chance to clean my tires,” Hornaday said as the reason for spinning his tires on the final restart.
James Buescher and Timothy Peters dominated the first half of the race. Buescher led 91 laps of the 200-lap event and Peters 87. The duo ran first and second much of the way until Buescher made hard contact with the wall because of a tire problem while leading on lap 135.
Peters inherited the lead and stayed out front until Hornaday got by him on a restart following a caution with 37 laps to go. Peters got back by, though, on the final restart of the race that followed a yellow flag with 19 laps remaining.
Matt Crafton finished third, Johnny Sauter fourth, and Justin Lofton was fifth.
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