NextEra Energy Resources 250 Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a race that produced seven cautions for 35 laps and left 21 trucks running at the finish, Johnny Sauter held off Justin Haley by .098 seconds at Daytona International Speedway to win Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250, the season-opener for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Sauter grabbed the lead from pole winner David Gilliland on Lap 92 of 100 and stayed out front the rest of the way. The victory was Sauter’s third at Daytona and 18thRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Restrictor plate races at Daytona and Talladega always seem to be the great equalizer, with teams big and small all having a shot at taking home the win. In Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, that was indeed the case as Joe Nemechek delivered at top-five finish to his team, NEMCO Motorsports, for the second year in a row with a third-place result. His finish marks his best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since Texas inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the first time in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, Jordan Anderson has scored a top-10 finish at Daytona International Speedway. Anderson, who was in his debut race as a driver-owner, avoided multiple incidents on his way to finish ninth in the NextEra Energy Resources 250. Anderson’s No. 3 Jacob Companies Toyota Tundra was one of nine trucks that made up the lead pack in the final laps of the race. On the final lap, he was running inside the top-five, in positionRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — While he may just be in a fill-in role until his son Todd turns 18, David Gilliland is making good use of the Kyle Busch Motorsports horsepower at his disposal by winning the pole for Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona. Gilliland, the 2007 Daytona 500 polesitter, was the fastest in the first round of qualifying and backed it up in the second round with a lap of 49.017 seconds, 183.610 mph, to score his first career pole inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Since joining the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014, GMS Racing has become a powerhouse within the Series. Heading into the season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, GMS is in line to possibly earn their third consecutive win. In 247 Truck Series starts, GMS Racing’s trucks have earned 13 victories among seven drivers. The organization’s trucks have also earned 59 top-fives, 126 top-10s, and nine pole positions including three consecutive Daytona poles. Series veteran Johnny Sauter won the Driver’s ChampionshipRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer One of NASCAR’s most exciting series is set to hit the track once more. After a long and tumultuous offseason, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have its’ first race of the 2018 season at Daytona International Speedway. Driver swaps, new teams, a Spec Engine, and manufacturer swaps are just some of the storylines heading into the season opener. Coverage for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 is scheduled to start Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. The ‘World Center of Racing’ has held theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor ThorSport Racing has completed their four-truck lineup in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as they announced the addition of Myatt Snider to drive their No. 13 entry, joining teammates Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes, and Grant Enfinger for the 2018 campaign. Snider, who raced part-time for Kyle Busch Motorsports last season, scored one top-five finish, three top-10 finishes, and led 26 laps in his eight starts, with his best finish of third coming at Talladega last October. He also ran one Truck Series race forRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Prior to the start of the 2017 season, NASCAR instituted many changes throughout its’ top three series. Most notable of these changes were the race formats now including stages. In both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, 36th through 40th now only pay one Championship point. Another change that NASCAR instituted was the five-minute repair clock. Should a car or truck be involved in an accident, if the driver was able to return to pit road, the team is put onRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor For many in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field on Friday night, the season-opening race was met with optimism and hopes of kicking the year off on the right foot as they all had their eyes on the championship prize at the end of the road. But after the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona turned into a wreckfest from beginning to end, drivers throughout the garage leave the World Center of Racing with mangled sheet metal and a hole to dig themselves outRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the space of 100 laps, Kaz Grala went from youngest NASCAR national series pole winner at Daytona International Speedway to youngest NASCAR national series race winner at Daytona. What happened between the first green flag and the checkers, however, could fill volumes. Miraculously, Grala slipped through a wild wreck on the backstretch on the final lap of Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 to win the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race contested in stages under NASCAR’s newRead More