NASCAR - Camping World Truck - NextEra Energy Resources 250 Preview

The Sports NetworkFebruary 18, 2014 

Date: Friday, Feb. 21

Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Site: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.

Track: 2.5-mile tri-oval

Laps: 100

Miles: 250

Capacity: 146,000 (Grandstand Seating)

Total purse:


Year: 15th

On TV: FOX Sports 1


On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio

Race record: Mark Martin, 2006, (146.622 mph)

Qualifying record: Joe Ruttman, 2000, (187.563 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Johnny Sauter

Runner up: Kyle Busch

Pole winner: Brennan Newberry (177.176 mph)

Top 10:

1. Johnny Sauter (Start: 25)

2. Kyle Busch (6)

3. Ron Hornaday Jr (4)

4. Justin Lofton (2)

5. Jeb Burton (7)

6. Ty Dillon (5)

7. Miguel Paludo (8)

8. Ryan Blaney (11)

9. Matt Crafton (17)

10. Ryan Sieg (31)

Average speed: 141.598 mph

Time of race: 1 hr., 45 mins., 56 secs.

Margin of victory: Caution

Caution flags: 6 for 20 laps

Lead changes: 11 among 6 drivers

Past winners

2013 Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 141.598 mph

2012 John King, Toyota, 119.169 mph

2011 Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 130.025 mph

2010 Timothy Peters, Toyota, 115.296 mph

2009 Todd Bodine, Toyota, 122.766 mph

2008 Todd Bodine, Toyota, 127.551 mph

2007 Jack Sprague, Toyota, 117.739 mph

2006 Mark Martin, Ford, 146.622 mph

2005 Bobby Hamilton, Dodge, 124.931 mph

2004 Carl Edwards, Ford, 112.570 mph

2003 Rick Crawford, Ford, 127.642 mph

2002 Robert Pressley, Dodge, 140.121 mph

2001 Joe Ruttman, Dodge, 129.407 mph

2000 Mike Wallace, Ford, 130.152 mph

Last race

Race: Ford EcoBoost 200 (Nov. 15, 2013)

Site: Homestead-Miami Speedway -- Homestead, Fla.

Miles: 222

Laps: 148

Finish line order: Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Jeb Burton, Brendan Gaughan, Ron Hornaday Jr.

Time of Race: 2 hrs., 1 min., 57 secs.

Average speed: 109.225 mph

Margin of victory: 0.081 secs.

Caution flags: 8 for 37 laps

Lead changes: 13 among 6 drivers

Lap leaders: Blaney 1-8, Sauter 9-10, Blaney 11-49, Crafton 50-61, Blaney Blaney 1-8, Sauter 9-10, Blaney 11-49, Crafton 50-61, Blaney 62-65, K. Busch 66-77, Blaney 78-93, K. Busch 94-96, Chastain 97-98, K. Busch 99-112, Dillon 113-114, K. Busch 115, Dillon 116, K. Busch 117-148.

Entry list

#02 Tyler Young (Midland, TX) Chevrolet/RandCo

#5 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's

#07 Michel Disdier (Nice, France) Chevrolet/Lafayette Racing

#7 Brian Ickler (San Diego, CA) Toyota/Bullet Liner

#08 Jimmy Weller III (Hubbard, OH) Chevrolet/Geneva Liberty Steel

#8 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/

#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) Chevrolet/Arlington Anniversary

#13 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Toyota/Vamp/Vapor Brands Int'l

#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Valvoline

#19 Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) Ford/Reese Towpower

#20 John King (Kingsport, TN) Chevrolet/

#21 Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL) Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel

#24 Brennan Newberry (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/

#28 Ryan Ellis (Torrance, CA) Chevrolet/FDNY Racing

#29 Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/Cooper Standard

#30 Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA) Chevrolet/Rheem

#31 Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL) Chevrolet/Florida Lottery/Whelen

#32 Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ) Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops

#35 Mason Mingus (Brentwood, TN) Toyota/Madvapes/811 Call Before You

#39 Ryan Sieg (Tucker, GA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing

#40 Todd Peck (Glenville, PA) Chevrolet/

#50 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Chevrolet/MAKE Motorsports

#51 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/ToyotaCare

#54 Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL) Toyota/ToyotaCare`

#57 Norm Benning (Level Green, PA) Chevrolet/Watt's Mack Truck Centers

#58 Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT) Toyota/BRG Motorsports

#60 Charles Lewandoski (Stafford Spr, CT Chevrolet/RandCo

#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/Mittler Bros.

#74 Chris Cockrum (Conyers, GA) Chevrolet/Accu-Tech

#75 Caleb Holman (Abingdon, VA) Chevrolet/Food Country USA

#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/OtterBox

#82 Sean Corr (Goshen, NY) Ford/

#84 Chris Fontaine (Lakeland, FL) Chevrolet/Glenden Enterprises

#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menard's/Fisher Nuts

#92 Ross Chastain (Alva, FL) Chevrolet/BTS Tire and Wheel

#93 Jason White (Richmond, VA) Chevrolet/RSS Racing

#98 * Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI) Toyota/Nextant Aerospace

#99 Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL) Chevrolet/Bell Trucks America Inc.

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Johnny Sauter 27 35 17 24 Won
Kyle Busch 2 2 22 5 2
Ron Hornaday Jr. 26 23 7 25 4 27 28 14 3
Jeb Burton 5
Ryan Blaney 8
Matt Crafton 11 26 8 24 8 5 10 23 9
Darrell Wallace Jr. 12
John King Won 18
John Wes Townley 21
German Quiroga 25
Timothy Peters 12 6 Won 11 2 27
Ryan Truex 28
Ben Kennedy
Brian Ickler


The 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season begins with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This will be the 20th season in the series' history.

The series has competed at Daytona once each season since 2000. Todd Bodine is the only driver who has multiple truck victories at Daytona. Bodine, a two- time series champion, won at this 2.5-mile racetrack in 2008 and '09. He is not entered in this year's race.

Other truck race winners at Daytona include: Mike Wallace (2000), Joe Ruttman (2001), Robert Pressley (2002), Rick Crawford (2003), Carl Edwards (2004), Bobby Hamilton (2005), Mark Martin (2006), Jack Sprague (2007), Timothy Peters (2010), Michael Waltrip (2011), John King (2012) and Johnny Sauter (2013).

Peters, King and Sauter are on the entry list for this event.

Pressley, Waltrip and King are those drivers who scored their first career truck wins at Daytona.

A Toyota driver has won the truck race at Daytona the past seven years. The last time a Ford went to Daytona's Victory Lane for a truck event was in 2006 with Martin. Chevrolet has yet to win a race in the series at this track.

The truck event at Daytona has been won from the pole three times: Ruttman (2001), Martin (2006) and Sprague (2007). Hamilton won the 2005 race from the 36th starting position, which is the furthest back a driver has started and won a truck event there.

This race has featured a green-white-checkered finish five times (2001, '03, '06, '11 and '12).

The closest margin of victory for a truck race at Daytona occurred in 2003 when Crawford edged Travis Kvapil by only 0.027 seconds. The greatest margin of victory for this event happened in 2001 when Ruttman beat Ricky Hendrick by just 0.318 seconds.

David Starr is the only driver who has competed in all of the 14 previous truck races at Daytona. Starr is not entered in this year's event.

Those drivers entered in this race that made their first career starts in the Truck Series at Daytona include: Travis Kvapil (2001), Joey Coulter (2011) and Darrell Wallace Jr. (2013).

Brennan Newberry is the only driver on the entry list that claimed his maiden pole in the series at Daytona. Newberry won the pole there last year.

This race marks the first one in the series where NASCAR is using its new qualifying format. Qualifying will consist of three rounds at Daytona, since this is a 2.5-mile racetrack.

The first round is 25 minutes in duration and includes all entries. The 24 cars that post the fastest single lap from this segment advance to the second round, which lasts 10 minutes. The remaining cars are sorted from their times in descending order posted during the opening round.

The 12 cars that record the quickest single lap during the second round move on the final segment, which is five minutes in length. Positions 13 through 24 are based on lap times during the second round.

Positions 1 through 12 are determined during the last segment, with the driver posting the fastest lap winning the pole position.

There will be a five-minute break between each of the three rounds.

The Camping World Truck Series is off for the next four weeks before returning to action with the March 29 Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. Johnny Sauter is the defending race winner.

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