HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Young’s Motorsports officials have announced that Timothy Peters will return to the team and compete in Friday night’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, driving the team’s No. 02 Chevrolet.
Peters, 37, most recently competed in the Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in late Sept, where he delivered an 11th place finish after starting 20th in the Las Vegas 350k.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Timothy back behind the wheel for us this week,” said Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young. “Timothy took a chance on driving for us at Las Vegas and really helped strengthen our program with new and fresh ideas while also reuniting with his former crew chief Chad Kendrick. We’re trying to utilize some of those ideas in Friday night’s race and hopefully, we can close out the season with another strong finish.”
The Danville, Va., native will make his 11th start at the 1.5-mile track on Nov. 17. In his previous 10 starts, Peters has mounted three top-five and seven top-10 finishes, including six consecutive top-10 finishes at Homestead dating back to 2011.
“I’m very thankful again for the opportunity to represent Young’s Motorsports this weekend at Homestead,” offered Peters. “The team is working hard to get better with every race and I hope I can bring some more experience and ideas to the table that they can take into the offseason and prepare for a healthy and competitive 2018 Truck Series season.”
Peters credits his success at Homestead to a track that suits his driving style, plus good equipment. Set for his eighth Truck Series run of the year, he is optimistic he can tally an eighth consecutive top-10 run in Miami.
“Homestead has been very good to me,” added Peters. “May not have had the best starting spot, but always found myself at the front at the end of the race. Chad and I will do everything we can to stretch the streak to eight.”
Longtime Peters supporters Autos by Nelson will adorn the No. 02 Chevrolet for Friday night’s season finale.
CREDIT: Young’s Motorsports