CERRO GORDO, N.C. – Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises has confirmed Timothy Peters will drive the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Carquest Auto Parts/Valvoline Ford F-150 at Martinsville Speedway for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 on March 24.
“It’s awesome to be going to Martinsville with Ricky and this group of guys,” said Peters. “I’ve known Ricky for a long time; I’ve raced with them in late models and then trucks and they are true racers. (Crew chief) Mike Hester knows Martinsville, as their finishes have proven, and it is one of my favorite places to race and a track where I have a lot of experience.
“We have a shot at a top-five finish if we can stay out of the usual Martinsville mayhem. You definitely can’t win if you end up behind the wall on lap one, so the driver has to run a smart race.”
Peters is a 10-time winner in Truck Series competition, including one win at Martinsville in 2009.
“Timothy has a great track record in the truck series and is one of those guys who has a chance to win every time he gets on track,” said RBR owner Ricky Benton. “In addition to that, he is a great fit with our team. Like us, he cut his teeth in late models on short tracks. He has been in our shop since we decided to work together at Martinsville and has really hit it off with our guys.”