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NASCAR: Peters wins trucks race

on July 14, 2013 2:50 AM

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Timothy Peters claimed the lead after a restart on lap 195 to win the NASCAR Trucks Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday.

The win is Peters’ first of the 2013 Trucks season and sixth of his career. He also became the first Trucks driver to win twic at Iowa.

Peters edged out 17-year-old Erik Jones for the victory by .225 seconds. Behind Jones was James Buescher in third, Ron Hornaday Jr. in fourth and Chase Elliot, another 17-year-old, in fifth.

Pole-sitter German Quiroga Jr. — the first Mexican-born driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Trucks Series — led the first 56 laps of the race before finishing 14th. Ty Dillon, who led a race-high 57 laps, finished 16th.

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