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A former series regular is making his return to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Timothy Peters will wheel the No. 92 truck at Charlotte for Ricky Benton Racing Friday night (May 17) in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.
RBR last raced in the series at Martinsville on March 23. Austin Theriault drove the No. 92 then, running 22nd after failing to qualify for the season-opening race at Daytona. Theriault’s future plans with the team were not announced.
Peters drove the No. 44 truck in the first three Truck Series races earlier this season for Niece Motorsports. But Angela Ruch, among other drivers, brought funding to the team and they weren’t able to keep Peters on board.
So now Peters returns to a familiar opportunity. He drove this same No. 92 truck last year at Martinsville, finishing seventh as part of a larger deal with the RBR program. He debuted in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with RBR that year at Talladega, where he ended the race 23rd.
“We had a lot of fun with Timothy working with the team last year and had success in the few races we attempted,” team owner Ricky Benton told Motorsport. “The guys at the shop are looking forward to having him back behind the wheel at Charlotte this weekend and hopefully we can replicate some of that success.”
Timothy Peters has 246 career Truck Series starts, including 11 wins. He ran every Truck Series race from 2009-2016 before sponsorship money dried up with now-defunct Red Horse Racing.
The North Carolina Lottery Education 200 airs Friday, May 17 at 8:30pm ET on Fox Sports 1.