He’s not 100% sure, but the 2022 ValleyStar Credit Union 300 is likely the end of the line for two-time Martinsville winner Timothy Peters…and it’s a complete circumstance for the veteran short tracker and Truck contender. Series.
The No11 is hyped to return to the Baileys’ car which saw Peters rise to prominence with his father, Tony, and team boss Marcus Richmond. So for Peters to do what he believes is his last green flag with his best friend in a car that represents their entire 22-year history together.
“At the end of the day when I look at this car, we started this journey years ago and it started here,” Peters said ahead of qualifying. “I think that’s gonna be it. I made a change in November to spend more time with my family, so I have to thank Kirk Ipock of Solid Rock Carriers, Misty and Marty Melo, Smith Davis Tire, Lawrence Heating and Hair , fire extinguisher system and everyone who helped me get back here for one last start with R&S Race Cars.”
It’s so hard to tell from practice as there are so many different agendas, with some teams scoffing and others focusing entirely on racing, but it looks like Peters will have a chance of winning a fifth Ridgeway grandfather clock. ‘
But Peters does not allow himself to dream of a home run during his last at bat.
“That would be cool but look at this place, 92 cars, it’s awesome,” Peters said. “There are 91 other competitors who might have something to say about it. Our aim is to lock ourselves in solidly in the show and be there on lap 200 because that is the main objective of this race.
Regardless of Saturday’s results, Peters has racked up a career that includes just one Cup start, two Busch Series seasons with Richard Childress Racing and numerous Truck Series championship seasons that included 11 wins.