Timothy Peters scored his third Talladega Superspeedway win in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fr8Auctions 250.
Peters made contact with leader Noah Gragson on the final lap. It sent Gragson spinning into the wall and triggered a multi-truck accident that brought out the caution flag. That officially ended the race and Peters was declared the winner as he was ahead when the field was frozen.
“You kind of can’t let up on that last lap. I hope everyone’s OK,” Peters said. “I hate to cause that but I was going for the win, it’s my last ride.
“I don’t know what to say, man. A lot of people have helped me get to this point.”
It was Peters 11th career win and first since his was victorious at ISM Raceway in November of 2015.
Myatt Snider, David Gilliland, Justin Haley and Wendell Chavous rounded out the top five.
Stewart Friesen, Jordan Anderson, Bryan Dauzat, Max Tullman and Austin Hill completed the first ten finishers.
Talladega was the elimination race for the opening round of the Truck Series Playoffs. Justin Haley, Grant Enfinger, Johnny Sauter, Noah Gragson, Brett Moffitt, and Matt Crafton will advance.
Friesen and Ben Rhodes failed to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
A huge 10-truck accident broke out on lap 59 that necessitated a red flag for clean-up. Crafton, Rhodes and Sauter were the playoff drivers that were swept up in the accident. The red flag last 11 minutes and 42 seconds.
“That’s Talladega for you,” Crafton said. “It’s all out of your hands from when we drop the green. I mean, when you’re racing and people are side-by-side bouncing off each other like that. We did everything we could do the first two segments and let her fly from there.”
Enfinger and Todd Gilliland won the first two stages.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series does not return to action until Saturday, October 27th for the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway.