Tuesday, February 15th
3:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (UNLOAD)
5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
Wednesday, February 16th
7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS MANDATORY, SPOTTER MEETINGS (MEDIA CENTER, FRONT)
3:00 PM 4:30 PM NNS PRACTICE
3:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETINGS & DRAWING FOR QUALIFYING ORDER
4:40 PM - 8:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATIONS CLOSES
9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Thursday, February 171h
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
12:10 PM 1:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:05 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
8:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, February 18th
3:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
4:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
5:00 PM NCWTS MANDATORY SPOTTER MEETING-(DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
5:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING-(DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)
Note: All times are listed in Eastern Time Zone and subject to change.
Waltrip wins at Daytona: Ten years after his first Cup victory at Daytona, Michael Waltrip picks up his first truck series win in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway driving VAR's #15-NASCAR Race View/Wounded Warrior Project Toyota. On a green-white-checker restart, Waltrip let Sadler pull down to the inside to take the lead. On the final lap, Waltrip laid all over the back of Sadler and coming off four was able to get to the outside to take the checkered flag. #2-Elliott Sadler finished second. Rounding out the top ten were; #92-Clay Rogers, #7-Miguel Paludo, #18-Kyle Busch, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #1-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #31-James Buescher, #88-Matt Crafton. There were about five trucks left with no damage following two major accidents with less than 25 laps remaining. The first occurred when #5-Travis Kvapil had a tire go down, got up into the wall, causing several trucks to get caught up in the wreck. The second "big one" happened with just 4 laps remaining. The #32 in the center lane was loose and turned, with many of the remaining trucks sustaining major damage. There were 8 lead changes among 7 drivers, with 6 caution flags for 24 laps. Note: At the end of the race, half of the rear spoiler had fallen down on Waltrip's #15 truck. NASCAR has taken the spoiler and will continue to review possibly through early next week. Complete race results are posted on the Daytona Race Results Page.(Unofficial)(2-18-2011)
Post-Race Fast Facts:
Daytona International Speedway
12th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250
Race Winner: Michael Waltrip
Team: No. 15 - NASCAR Race View/Wounded Warrior Project Toyota
Owner: Billy Ballew
Crew Chief: Doug Howe
*Michael Waltrip won the 12th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250, his first victory in nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*Waltrip becomes the 22nd driver to win a race in all three of NASCAR's national series.
*Today is the 10-year anniversary of Michael Waltrip's victory in the 2001 Daytona 500.
*Elliott Sadler (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
*Clay Rogers (third) posted his second career top-five finish. He is now the series points leader.
*Miguel Paludo (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
*(i) Ineligible for points in this series
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, February 18, 2011 @ 10:23 PM Eastern)
Exide Start Positive, Stay Positive Award: Ricky Carmichael, #4
Featherlite Most Improved Driver: Jeffrey Earnhardt, #1 19 Places
Keystone Light Pole Award: Austin Dillon, #3 179.047 mph
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: James Buescher, #31
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Michael Waltrip, #15
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award: Jennifer Jo Cobb, #10 25 places
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Miguel Paludo, #7
Lucky Dog Awards - Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona: (and finish)
Caution 1: #93-Cole Whitt, 14th
Caution 2: #77-Justin Loftin, 18th
Caution 3: #20-Johanna Long, 32nd
Caution 4: #9-Max Papis,12th
Caution 5: #30-Todd Bodine, 25th
Caution 6: #81-David Starr, 13th
Driver Point Standings: following the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway:
1) #92-Clay Rogers, 42
2) #7-Miguel Paludo, 40
3) #1-Jeffrey Earnhardt, 37
4) #4-Ricky Carmichael, 37
5) #31-James Buescher, 37
6) #88-Matt Crafton, 34
7) #17-Timothy Peters, 34
8) #9-Max Papis, 32
9) #81-David Starr, 31
10) #93-Cole Whitt, 30(Unofficial)(2-8-2011)
Complete driver point standings are posted on the Daytona Point Standings Page.(Unofficial)(2-18-2011)
Dillon wins pole at Daytona: Austin Dillon driving RCR's #3-Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 179.047 mph to win the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. This is Dillon's 8th career pole in the Camping World Truck Series. Rounding out the top ten were; #31-James Buescher, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #4-Ricky Carmichael, #20-Johanna Long, #2-Elliott Sadler, #88-Matt Crafton, #22-Joey Coulter, #13-Johnny Sauter, #32-Brad Sweet. DNQ; #73-Rick Crawford, #60-Cole Whitt, #25-Tayler Malsam, #27-Chris Eggleston, #76-Alli Owens, #45-Mike Skinner, #02-Jamie Dick, #85-Brent Raymer, #28-Grant Enfinger, #68-Clay Greenfield. The qualifying times of Nelson Piquet Jr. and Aric Almirola were disqualified when their trucks failed to meet height requirements in postqualifying inspection. Piquet, who qualified fourth, and Almirola, who qualified 26th, will both start at the rear of the grid.Complete starting lineup is posted on the Daytona Lineup Page.(2-17-2011)
UPDATE: Explanation why Skinner didn't make race -- The most shocking aspect of Truck qualifying came when Mike Skinner, champion of the inaugural Truck Series season in 1995, failed to make the field. He was unable to use a past champion's provisional because Eddie Sharp Racing entered his truck after the entry deadline.(NASCAR.com)(2-18-2011)
Post Qualifying Fast Facts:
Daytona International Speedway
12th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250
Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Winner: Austin Dillon
Team: No. 3 - Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet
Owner: Richard Childress
Crew Chief: Danny Stockman Jr.
*Austin Dillon won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 12th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250 with a lap of 502660 seconds, 179.047 mph.
*This is his eighth pole in 28 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
*This is his first pole in two races at Daytona International Speedway
. *James Buescher (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2011 and his first in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
*Ron Hornaday Jr. (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first in one races this season.
*Johanna Long (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Thu, February 17, 2011 @ 08:36 PM Eastern)
Whitt leads final practice: #60-Cole Whitt led the final practice session for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a top speed of xxx mph. Rounding out the top ten were; #5-Travis Kvapil, #51-Aric Almirola, #81-David Starr, #13-Johnny Sauter, #17-Timothy Peters, #7-Miguel Paludo, #88-Matt Crafton, #25-Tayler Malsam, #3-Austin Dillon. With less than five minutes remaining, #33-Ron Hornaday Jr.'s KHI Steak-umm Chevrolet started smoking. It was reported on Twitter that the #33 broke an oil line fitting; nothing too major and no engine change planned. There were 46 trucks on track for the final session. Final practice speeds are posted on the Daytona Practice Speeds Page.(2-17-2011)
Bodine leads opening practice at Daytona: #30-Todd Bodine was the fastest on track with a top speed of 193.175 mph, to lead the opening practice session for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Rounding out the top ten were; #8-Nelson Piquet Jr., #13-Johnny Sauter, #81-David Starr, #3-Austin Dillon, #84-Chris Fontaine, #7-Miguel Paludo, #4-Ricky Carmichael, #9-Max Papis, #18-Kyle Busch. One incident early in the session sent #51-Aric Almirola to a backup truck. Kyle Busch and Almirola were attempting to hook up drafting; as they went up the track, Busch just caught the back of Almirola causing the #51-VAR Toyota to spin and back up into the wall resulting in significant damage. There were no other incidents on track during the first session. Complete practice speeds are posted on the Daytona Practice Speeds Page.(2-16-2011)
Official Entry List: There are 46 trucks listed on the final entry list for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Final entry list is posted on the Daytona Entry List Page.(2-16-2011)
#60 Cole Whitt will have to qualify on speed
#66 Justin Marks will use the 2010 owner's points for the #60 [Turn One Racing]
#99-Chad McCumbee, driver for the CollegeComplete.com Ford for Chase Mattioli Racing [additional entry](2-16-2011)
Preliminary Entry List: There are 45 trucks listed on the Preliminary Entry List for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Complete entry list is posted on the Daytona Entry List Page.(2-14-2011)
Some Notes -- "locked in" changes [ what is known so far]
#8 Nelson Piquet Jr. - using 2010 owner's points from the #33 [Ron Hornaday Jr.]
#20 Johanna Long - using 2010 owner's points from the #12 [DGM/Mario Gosselin]
#22 Joey Coulter - using 2010 owner's points from the #85 [Brent Raymer Racing]
#23 Jason White - using 2010 owner's points from the #23 [SS Green Light Racing] with new team
#33 Ron Hornaday Jr. - eligible for past champions provisional
#62 Brendan Gaughan - using 2010 owner's points from the #6 [Rick Ware Racing] (2-14-2011)
UPDATE: Although not listed on the initial entry list, Jeffrey Earnhardt is expected to enter driving the #1-Fuel Doctor Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing. Earnhardt will be using 2010 owner's points from the #47 truck.(2-15-2011)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Race No. 1 Nextera Energy Resources 250
Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) – Daytona Beach, Fla.
Fast Facts for February 11-20, 2010
Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Left-side -- 600
Right-side -- 600
Left-side -- D-4138
Right-side -- D-4412
Left-side -- 87.9 in.
Right-side -- 88.4 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi
Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 27 psi; Left Rear -- 27 psi
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 48 psi
Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire codes at Daytona throughout Speedweeks, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this tire set-up has been tested extensively on the Sprint Cup cars throughout the off-season . . . Goodyear conducted a 17-car tire test at the Speedway on December 15-16, and then returned for NASCAR's open test on January 20-22 . . . this is a "hybrid" tire set-up, utilizing the left-side (D-4138) that has run by teams in all three series at Talladega since 2009, with the right-side (D-4412) that will be run at Las Vegas in a couple weeks . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Daytona . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.(Goodyear PR)(2-11-2011)
Camping World Truck Series News & Notes - Daytona International Speedway
Ties That Bind, On Anniversary Night
There will be a black No. 3 on the track this week at Daytona International Speedway as the 10th anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's passing -- Feb. 18, 2001 -- is observed and his memory celebrated. The grandsons of one of NASCAR's most famous owner-driver combinations will be part of the field in the opening race of the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, as well as a number of other angles to watch on this anniversary.
Austin Dillon, Richard Childress' grandson, has the honor of driving a truck with RCR's iconic paint scheme for the second time in Friday's NextEra Energy Resources 250. Dillon, last year's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year with a pair of victories and a freshman record seven poles, qualified the truck third for last year's race but finished 26th after being swept up in an accident on the first lap. "You want to go win with that number,"; said Dillon. "It gives me an advantage. You want to win even more. The number is just a special part of my family. (And) it seems to find Victory Lane somehow."; (Click here for an interview with Austin Dillon from NASCAR Media Day.)
Jeffrey Earnhardt is the grandson of the seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, whose father, Kerry Earnhardt, previously competed in the race. The 21-year-old Earnhardt has five NCWTS starts but will be making his Daytona debut.
The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing truck returned to competition in 2010 after a decade's absence. Mike Skinner, who will drive the No. 45 Toyota on Friday, won the inaugural series championship for the team. Later the truck was driven by Jay Sauter. RCR counts 22 victories -- 16 by Skinner, four by Sauter and two by Dillon.
Another key connection: Ron Hornaday Jr. Earnhardt "discovered"; Hornaday, who was competing in a televised, off-season race in Tucson. He hired Hornaday, who won the NASCAR Camping World Series'first pole and second race in 1995. Hornaday won a pair of championships â€“ the first for Dale Earnhardt Inc.; in 1996 and 1998.
Born on Date: November 1, 2010
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