Timothy Peters walked away from a crash that sent his Camping World Truck airborne before landing upside down at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night.
Peters crash came as the leaders took the white flag. The race ended under caution with Christopher Bell winning and rookie Chase Briscoe second.
Peters was in his first race with MDM Motorsports after losing his ride with Red Horse Racing when that team announced it would suspend operations last month because of lack of sponsorship. Peters was sixth in the points at the time.
Coming to the white flag Friday, Austin Wayne Self was racing Johnny Sauter for fifth when Self’s truck got loose and he slid up the track in Turn 4. He bounced off the outside wall and came back across the track and slammed into Peters’ truck, forcing it into the infield grass. Peters’ truck bounced over the grass. The front end got airborne, came back down as the truck spun and then dug into the grass with the left side, sending the truck airborne. It landed upside down.
“I’m fine, sucks really,” Peters told Motor Racing Network after exiting the infield care center.
“It looked like when (Self) got loose and came back down the race track, I anticipated him kind of going back up the track and kind of let off and went back to the throttle and he came back in front of us.
“I’m fine. It’s just a testament to NASCAR and everyone at MDM for building me a safe race truck. The safety crew did a great job getting the truck turned over. They were there Johnny on the spot.”
Peters finished 13th.