Fresh of his big Late Model win at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Timothy Peters is returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Peters began the season with Red Horse Racing but his Truck season essentially came to an end when the team shut its doors after the season’s fifth race. He did one race for team owner Matthew Miller at Texas in June.
Peters will compete in Saturday night’s race at Las Vegas with Young’s Motorsports in its No. 02 Chevrolet.
Peters, the defending Las Vegas pole winner will be reunited with former Red Horse Racing crew chief Chad Kendrick, where the two hope they can rekindle their potent driver-crew chief combination.
Peters, 36, Truck race comes on the heels of his victory in last weekend’s ValleyStar Credit Union 300, his second victory in the crown jewel Late Model race.
“I can’t thank Young’s Motorsports enough for the chance to drive their truck this weekend at Las Vegas,” Peters said. “I’ve known Tyler (Young) a long time and I know he works hard to keep his team going at every race. Hopefully, we can go to Las Vegas this weekend and have a strong showing and some fun, too.”
In nine previous starts at Las Vegas, Peters owns one pole, one win (2013), five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. In 236 Truck starts, has eight poles, 10 wins, 57 top-five and 121 top-10 finishes.
“I’ve always had a lot of respect for Timothy not only as a competitor but as a pure talent behind the wheel,” said team owner Tyler Young. “I’m excited to see him behind the wheel of one of our trucks and hope that it can bring one of our best finishes of the year.”