Peters wins at Phoenix after title contenders crash
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Timothy Peters won the Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway after championship contenders Erik Jones and Matt Crafton wrecked while racing for the lead.
Jones entered the race with a 17-point lead in the standings over the two-time defending series champion. But as they raced for position with 31 laps remaining, Crafton lost control of his truck and bumped into Jones.
Crafton then careened into teammate Johnny Sauter to end the race for both drivers.
Jones was able to continue but was no longer a threat for his third consecutive win at Phoenix.
Headed into the season finale next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jones has a 19-point lead in the standings over Tyler Reddick. Crafton fell 32 points behind Jones.
Peters' victory gave Toyota its eighth manufacturers' championship.