Updated 12:06 AM EDT, Mon, Oct 18, 2021

NASCAR News: Timothy Peters Bags Victory at Phoenix Truck Series

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American professional racer Timothy Peters claimed victory at the wreck-marred World Truck Series on Friday night at the Phoenix International Raceway.

Fox News reported that Peters' win came with the devastating loss of two-time defending champion Matt Crafton.

Before aiming to win the race, Peter was faced with the challenge of overcoming a wreck which involved Brandon Jones, William Byron and Cole Custer, as per Auto Week.

"When I saw it happen, and (the wrecking trucks) coming back across the race track, I can't tell you what I was thinking, but it was 'Here we go again. The last two years, we've had great trucks (at Phoenix), but we've been in the right place at the wrong time," Peters said.

He added in the same report that he was thankful that he was not hurt during the race.

"The Lord works in great ways, and tonight was our night. Even though we missed it by our chinny, chin, chin, I was able to miss it. The only damage on the truck is from me getting crazy burning it out (in the post-race celebration). I'm sure that won't be a problem if we keep continuing to go down this path," he added in the Auto Week report.

The race winner took the lead with just 25 laps remaining after the defending champion wrecked following a clash with Erik Jones, who finished ninth in the race.

It was added in the Fox News report Crafton admitted his mistake in the accident.

"I made a mistake. I hate it for everybody involved," he told Fox News.

The defending champ also mentioned in an Examiner report that he was not able to control the turn of events during the race.

"We were close, and it was tight racing. When you get somebody side-by-side with you, I just got loose and made a mistake. Things happen. We're all human, and we'll go on to Homestead. I hate it for the guys; we had such a good truck. We'll just hold our heads up and go to Homestead," Crafton explained.

On the other hand, Jones will be heading to the season finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, as per the Charlotte Observer.

"Crafton, the 2013 and '14 champion, dropped to 32 points behind Jones. That essentially eliminates Crafton from winning his third consecutive title," added the same report.

Other top racers during the event included John Hunter Nemechek, John Wes Townley, Daniel Suarez, Tyler Reddick and Spencer Gallagher.

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