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Timothy Peters Replacing Stewart Friesen at Kansas

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After a long absence, Timothy Peters is returning to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.

The 40-year-old Peters will climb aboard the No. 52 Toyota for Halmar Friesen Racing at Kansas Speedway for the Clean Harbors 200 (Oct. 17), the team announced today, Oct. 9.

Peters replaces the normal full-time driver and co-owner of HFR’s No. 52, Stewart Friesen, who had a scheduling conflict.

“Since we are not in the playoffs this year we decided to bring in Timothy Peters to drive the truck for us at Kansas,” Friesen said in a team release. “We are really excited to see what Timothy can do with the HFR No. 52 Toyota Tundra. With his successful history in the Truck Series, we are confident in his ability to drive our truck to a strong finish.”

Although Peters is a veteran of the series with nearly 250 NGROTS starts and 11 wins under his belt, the Kansas contest will be the Virginian’s first NASCAR start of any kind since October 2019, when he made a start for NEMCO Motorsports at Talladega Superspeedway.

Although he’s no longer competing full time on the NASCAR circuit, Peters has stayed busy racing late models across the Southeast.

Peters hops into a truck that has struggled to pick up speed in 2020 after a very competitive 2019 campaign. So far, Friesen has notched just three top fives and 10 top 10s this season.

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