Rackley W.A.R., a newly formed team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, announced Monday that it will make its first voyage with a familiar face behind the wheel as Timothy Peters returns for the 2021 campaign.
Peters is scheduled to drive the organization’s No. 25 Chevrolet on a full-time basis this year, starting with the season-opening NextEra Energy 250 on Feb. 12 (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM). The 40-year-old veteran has 11 victories during a 16-year career that’s spanned 248 Truck Series starts, but he has been only a part-time competitor the last four seasons.
Willie Allen and Curtis Sutton are the team owners, and the organization’s name is a blend of their two companies. Sutton’s Rackley Roofing will be the primary backer; the company was a lead sponsor for Clay Greenfield’s racing efforts in the series the last two seasons. Willie Allen Racing (W.A.R.) Shocks is the other component to the team’s name and partnership.
Team officials indicated that Rackley W.A.R. will share “an integrated technical and operational partnership” with GMS Racing, which won the 2020 series title with Sheldon Creed. The organization is based in Centerville, Tennessee, roughly 45 miles southwest of Nashville.
Chad Kendrick will serve as crew chief of the No. 25 Chevrolet, moving over from the same role with Young’s Motorsports last season. Kendrick paired with Peters during the 2009 season at the former Red Horse Racing team, a campaign that produced the first Truck Series win for both driver and crew chief at Martinsville Speedway. He has been a crew chief for six Truck Series victories, including wins by Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano.