NextEra Energy Resources 250 Tag

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
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After ending the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 flipping end over end, Christopher Bell was hoping to keep all four tires of his No. 4 JBL Toyota Tundra on the ground. Bell started his Kyle Busch Motorsports entry fourth on the grid. The race barely got underway when a 17-truck melee broke out on the second lap. The wreck left nine trucks out of the race, and six other wounded. Luckily for Bell, he was ahead of carnage. Bell restartedRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Daytona International Speedway, Johnny Sauter took home the victory in the . The race ended under caution after a multi-truck accident that saw Christopher Bell flip multiple times. Sauter is the only former winner in the Truck Series at Daytona in the field this weekend. There are no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars entered in Friday night’s race. J.J. Yeley, Scott Lagasse Jr., and Todd Peck are the only NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars enteredRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After a return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last season, Regan Smith found himself without a ride for the 2017 season, but on Thursday, the 33-year old New York native was able to land a part-time entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Ricky Benton Racing. Starting with the season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, Smith and RBR will have a 12 race schedule for the 2017 season. The team will run the first six races of the season,Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor In the scariest moment of the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, Christopher Bell went for a wild and dangerous ride. As the field restarted the race in overtime, Bell had rebounded from early misfortune to have a shot at victory. When the field reached the white flag, Bell’s focus went from winning to just being healthy. A wild pack of trucks weaving in and out triggered a massive melee, which sent Bell tumbling. Bell’s truck flipped anywhere from eight to 10 times in aRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor A few years ago, Ryan Truex’s future seemed destined for greatness. Then the reality of stock car racing slapped the young driver’s hopes down, and heading into the 2016 season, Truex had no idea where — or if — he’d drive this season. Then came an unexpected call from Shigeaki Hattori, a former IndyCar driver turned Truck Series driver, turned car owner from Japan. Hattori had a place for Truex in his newly formed No. 81 Toyota Tundra with sponsorship from Goodyear. Truex said, sure and a few weeksRead More