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  • MOTORSPORTS

    Peters claims first victory in Trucks race

  • NEWTON, Iowa — Timothy Peters won the NASCAR trucks series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night, notching his first victory of the season.
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  • NEWTON, Iowa — Timothy Peters won the NASCAR trucks series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night, notching his first victory of the season.
    It's the fourth career win for Peters, who overtook Ron Hornaday Jr. with 10 laps left to become the third pole-sitter to win a trucks race in four events in Iowa.
    Peters gave his lead up to Hornaday on a restart with just over 30 laps left. But the series points leader got another shot at Hornaday on a later restart and used the low inside line to take the lead for good.
    Hornaday was second, followed by Matt Crafton, the winner in Iowa in 2011.
    James Buescher led for 91 of the 200 laps on Iowa's .875-mile oval before blowing his right front tire two-thirds of the way through the race.
    Peters won the pole for the first time in 2012. Nelson Piquet Jr. also started on the front row, followed by Lofton and Buescher.
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