Peters, Red Horse Racing Continue Championship Form
It was the one thing Timothy Peters was still searching for this season and statistics showed it would most likely not happen at Iowa Speedway. Think again. Peters started from the pole, led 87 laps en route to Victory Lane and increased his series championship points lead to 12 over Justin Lofton. It’s the largest points margin this season.
Red Horse Racing now has won three of the first nine races with one victory per team, Peters, John King (Daytona) and Todd Bodine (Dover). Peters’ next challenge awaits him this weekend at Chicagoland, a track in which is average finish is 16th. Peters has won at least one NCWTS race per season since 2009.
Momentum Continues For Crafton
Don’t count Matt Crafton out of the championship hunt just yet. A crash at Daytona followed by a part failure in Martinsville resulted in back-to-back finishes outside the top 20 to start the season and created a deep climb for Crafton in the championship standings. Now things are headed in the right direction with 13 races remaining in the 2012 season. Three consecutive top-five finishes at Texas, Kentucky and Iowa provided much needed momentum for the Ohio-based team. Crafton sits sixth in the championship standings just one point outside the top five - an impressive accomplishment considering he was in 23rd following the second race of the season.
The California-native has one pole this season, at Kentucky Speedway.
Bodine Hits 200
Todd Bodine’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series resume is full of impressive numbers:
· 2 championships
· 22 victories
· 7 poles
· 90 top-five finishes
· 121 top-10 finishes
And this weekend at Chicagoland he will add 200 series starts to an already stout career. Bodine is the only driver to hold 200 starts in all three of NASCAR’s national series, NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.