It’s never too late to be a rookie.
Timothy Peters, 37, will make his Cup debut next weekend in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Peters will race with rookie stripes in the No. 92 Ford owned by Ricky Benton Racing. It will be the second Cup race for the team after the Daytona 500 in February. David Gilliland finished 14th in the race.
Before this year, both Peters’ and Benton’s NASCAR fortunes were mostly confined to the Truck Series.
Peters has 239 starts and 10 wins in the series since 2005. He also has eight starts in the Xfinity Series. Peters has been without a full-time ride since Red Horse Racing shut down after five races in 2017.
Benton has fielded the No. 92 in 80 Truck races since 2010.
The two teamed up for the March Truck race at Martinsville Speedway. Peters, who won at the track in 2009, started 16th and finished seventh. It was the 12th top 10 for the team.