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NASCAR Cup: Timothy Peters makes debut at Talladega

KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 11: Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Red Horse Racing Toyota , walks through the garage during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 11, 2017 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

By AMANDA VINCENT

Timothy Peters is slated to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut April 29 at Talladega (Ala.)Superspeedway as driver of the No. 92 fielded by Ricky Benton Racing.

“This is just a dream come true for me,” Peters said in a press release from Ricky Benton Racing. “I am humbled and so appreciative for the opportunity that Ricky, Advance Auto Parts, the entire Black’s Tire family, BB&T and Highland Construction have given me to make my first Cup start.”

Peters drove the No. 92 truck for Ricky Benton Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway earlier this season, his lone Truck Series start of the season. He finished seventh.

“Timothy is an incredibly talented driver and proved to be a great fit with our guys at Martinsville,” Benton said. “He and (crew chief) Mike (Hester) worked great together, communicated well and made some great adjustments as that race progressed. I have no doubt that it will carry over to Talladega in the Cup car.”

Peters is a veteran of the Truck Series, but lost his ride with Red Horse Racing when that team shuttered operations after the fifth race of the 2017 season. In the time since, he made three other Truck Series starts last season, along with the Martinsville start earlier this year. He raced full-time in the series from 2009 until the RHR closure. Peters has 10-career wins in the Truck Series, including back-to-back wins at Talladega in 2014 and 2015.

Ricky Benton Racing, which competes regularly in the Camping World Truck Series, also entered the Daytona 500 Cup Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February with David Gilliland in its No. 92 car. Gilliland, though, is unavailable to drive the car at Talladega as a result of obligations to race teams he owns in other series.

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