NASCAR Camping World Truck Series -- Daytona Race Info, Links and News

THE RACE: NextEra Energy Resources 250

TRACK: Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #1 of 22 for the 2013 season

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Race / Track Info

  • Race Date: Friday - February, 22, 2013

  • Title Sponsor: Next Era Energy Resources
  • Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • 2012 Winner: John King
  • 2012 Pole: Miguel Paludo
  • Length: 100 Laps, 250 Miles
  • Track Layout: 2.5-mile tri-oval
  • Degree of Banking in Corners: 31 degrees
  • Degree of Banking on Straights: 3 degrees; 18 degrees on tri-oval
  • Length of Frontstretch: 3,800 feet
  • Length of Backstretch: 3,000 feet


Television Coverage/TV Team

  • TV: SPEEDtv

    Thursday, February 21st
    Practice: 12:00 - 1:00 pm/et
    Final practice: 6 - 7:30 PM ET

    Friday, February 22nd
    Qualifying: 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET
    NCWTS Setup / pre-race: 7:00 PM ET
    Race: 7:30 PM ET

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip
  • Pit Reporters: Ray Dunlap, Hermie Sadler
  • Pre-race Host: Krista Voda


Radio Coverage


Event Schedule

    Wednesday, February 20th
    9:00 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
    11:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
    12:00 PM NCWTS CREW CHIEF MEETING- (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
    1:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
    5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATIONS CLOSES
    6:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Thursday, February 21st
    7:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    8:00 AM NCWTS MANDATORY, SPOTTER MEETINGS (MEDIA CENTER,MEETING ROOM)
    11:10 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
    12:10 PM 1:00 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
    4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    6:00 PM 7:20 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
    9:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

    Friday, February 22nd
    8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
    1:00 PM 4:00 PM NCWTS MINORS ADMITTED IN THE NASCAR GARAGE AREA*
    1:40 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
    5:45 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING-(DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
    7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
    7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)
    8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
    ALL TIMES ARE LISTED IN LOCAL / EASTERN TIME ZONE


RACE INFORMATION....news and links

  • Official Daytona Race Results (pdf)

  • Sauter wins at Daytona: #98-Johnny Sauter won the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. #51-Kyle Busch finished second followed by #9-Ron Hornaday, #6-Justin Lofton, #4-Jeb Burton, #3-Ty Dillon, #32-Miguel Paludo, #29-Ryan Blaney, #88-Matt Crafton, and #39-Ryan Sieg.
    There were 6 cautions for 20 laps and 11 lead changes among 6 leaders. Complete results are on the Daytona race results page (pdf).(2-22-2013)

  • Daytona Race Fast Facts:
    Johnny Sauter won the 14th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250, his seventh victory in 109 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in five races at Daytona International Speedway.
    This was Toyota's 100th win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
    This was Toyota's seventh-consecutive win at Daytona in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Kyle Busch (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Ron Hornaday Jr. (third) posted his third top-10 finish in ten races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Jeb Burton (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie. (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-22-2013)

  • Driver standings following Daytona:
    1) #98-Johnny Sauter, 47
    2) #9-Ron Hornaday, 41, -6
    3) #6 Justin Lofton, 41, -6
    4) #3- Ty Dillon, 40, -7
    5) #4-JebBurton, 39, -8
    6) #32-Miguel Paludo, 37, -10
    7) #29-Ryan Blaney, 36, -11
    8) #88 Matt Crafton, 35, -12
    9) #39-Ran Sieg, 34, -13
    10) #13-Todd Bodine, 34, -13
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(2-22-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Daytona are posted (pdf).(2-22-2012)


QUALIFYING RESULTS, PRACTICE SPEEDS, ENTRY LIST....news and links

     

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Newberry on the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250: #14-Brennan Newberry won the pole for Friday night's race at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 177.176 mph. #6-Justin Lofton will start on the outside of row one in the second position. #31-James Buescher, #9-Ron Hornaday, #3-Ty Dillon, #51-Kyle Busch, #4-Jeb Burton, #32-Miguel Paludo, #30-Ryan Truex, #18-Joey Coulter complete the top 10. #82-Sean Corr, #63-Scott Stenzel, and #50-Rick Crawford failed to qualify for the race. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(2-22-2013)

  • Daytona Qualifying Notes:
    Keystone Light Pole Winner: Brennan Newberry
    Age: 23
    Team : No. 14 - Fight For Life Chevrolet
    Owner: Bob Newberry
    Crew Chief: Eddie Pardue
    Brennan Newberry won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 14th Annual NextEra Energy
    Resources 250 with a lap of 50.797 seconds, 177.176 mph.
    This is his first pole in 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole at Daytona International Speedway.
    Justin Lofton (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2013 and his first in four races at Daytona International Speedway.
    James Buescher (third) posted his third top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway.
    Brennan Newberry (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(2-22-2013)

  • Qualifying order (pdf)

  • Greenfield fastest in final practice: #62 Clay Greenfield was fastest in final practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 189.645 mph. #4 Jeb Burton was second, followed by: #32 Miguel Paludo, #30 Ryan Truex, #14 Brennan Newberry, #98 Johnny Sauter, #17 Timothy Peters, #50 Rick Crawford, #27 Jeff Agnew, and #88 Matt Crafton. 39 drivers practiced during the session. #81 David Starr blew a right front tire and hit the wall. He will need a back-up. The #50 of Rick Crawford blew an engine. See complete results on the Daytona practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(2-21-2013)

  • Burton fastest in first practice: Rookie Jeb Burton was fastest during opening practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 180.065 mph. #54 Darrell Wallace was second, followed by: #31 James Buescher, #84 Chris Fontaine, #68 Clay Greenfield, #39 Ryan Sieg, #93 Jason White, #32 Miguel Paludo, #6 Justin Lofton and #33 John King. 34 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Daytona practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-21-2013)

  • Entry List: There are 39 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. A few notes:
    German Quiroga is confirmed in the #77 for Red Horse Racing;
    Ryan Truex is in the #30 for Turner Scott Motorsports;
    Rick Crawford is in the #50 for Make Motorsports;
    Darrell Wallace Jr. debuts in the #54;
    ESR's #8 will be using the #33's points from 2012;
    NTS will be using the #9 points from 2012 for Brennan Newberry in the #14;
    RCR's #22's points are now on the #62 with Brendan Gaughan;
    Dakoda Armstrong in the #60 is using the #2's points from 2012;
    See the complete list on the Daytona entry list page.


Goodyear Tire Notes

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 1 NextEra Energy Resources 250
    Daytona International Speedway (2.50-mile oval) Daytona Beach, Fla.
    Fast Facts for February 15-24, 2013

    Tire:
    Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Number of Tires:
    Camping World Truck: Left-side -- 300 Right-side -- 300

    Set limits:
    Camping World Truck: 4 sets for the event

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4138
    Right-side -- D-4412

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.9 in. (2,233 mm)
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,247 mm)

    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

    Notes:
    Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire codes at Daytona, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in all three of these series ran at both Daytona and Talladega the last two seasons . . . this left-side code (D-4138) has been run by Sprint Cup teams at Talladega since 2009 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in 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.


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News & Notes

    Darrell Wallace Jr. Leads Truck Series Youth Movement
    For much of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' first 16 years of existence, the division was viewed as the property of seasoned veterans  many with significant NASCAR Sprint Cup experience.
    No longer.
    Generation Y has arrived with a vengeance. Austin Dillon became the series' youngest champion at age 21 in 2010, followed by 22-year-old James Buescher a year ago. Millennials comprised seven of last season's top 10 and were winners of 14 of 22 races. That trend figures to continue in 2013.
    Young drivers to watch this year include Darrell Wallace Jr., 19, a graduate of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program and a six-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East winner; Ryan Blaney, 19, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' youngest winner (18) last summer at Iowa Speedway; and Jeb Burton, 20, son of Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton.

    Four Previous Winners Among NextEra Energy Resources 250 Entries
    No one was more surprised by John King's 2012 Daytona victory than King himself. The Kingsport, Tenn., native's season pretty much went downhill from there just one additional top-10 finish in a seven-race, abbreviated campaign.
    King returns Friday to defend his NextEra Energy Resources 250 victory and become just the second repeat winner of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' season-opening event. Todd Bodine captured the 250-mile, 150-lap race in 2008-09.
    King is one of four former Daytona winners expected to compete. The others are Bodine, Timothy Peters (2010) and Rick Crawford (2003). King will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for Eddie Sharp Racing.
    "They have great equipment and more importantly a great team, which I believe are the keys to success in this sport," said the 24-year-old King, who had competed in just seven NCWTS events prior to winning the year's biggest race.
    Peters is the only one of the four to return to Daytona with the same team Red Horse Racing with which he won on the 2.5-mile speedway and finished second in 2012. King also won in a truck fielded by the Tom DeLoach/Jeff Hammond-owned organization.
    "We have a win and a second at Daytona so I know we have a good speedway program and it gives you confidence heading into the first race of the season," said Peters, who finished runner-up in last year's championship to James Buescher. "It's always cool to go to Daytona and kick off the new year, especially after the season we had last year. I feel like that's a ton of motivation for our team to improve one spot in the championship standings."

    Back-To-Back Titles Remain Elusive Goal
    James Buescher's 2013 goal is to defend last year's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title. The odds, however, are against that happening.
    Since Mike Skinner won the inaugural championship in 1995, no driver has been able to fashion back-to-back titles. Two have come close: Jack Sprague won the championship in 1997 and finished second to Ron Hornaday Jr. by just three points the following season. In 2008, Hornaday's defense fell seven points short to Johnny Benson.
    Buescher, who'll return in the No. 31 Turner Scott Chevrolet, will face many of last year's rivals. At least seven of last year's top 10 will be back, including numbers two through four Timothy Peters, Joey Coulter and Ty Dillon. Veterans Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter, teammates at ThorSport Racing, also are in the mix  each having finished second in points in past seasons.
    Hornaday continues to seek a fifth championship, putting behind him a season in which he failed to win as a fulltime driver for the first time in 13 campaigns. The 51-time NCWTS winner will drive the No. 9 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet, jointly owned by Bob Newberry and Joe Denette.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Etc.
    Only one driver, David Starr, has competed in all 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck races held at Daytona International Speedway. Starr, driving the No. 60 Chevrolet, bids to extend his record to 14. The Texan's best finish is fourth in 2008. & John Wes Townley goes for the Speedweeks "double" on Friday having won the Feb. 16 ARCA Lucas Oil 150. & One of the series' most potent driver/crew chief combinations  Brendan Gaughan and Shane Wilson  reunites in 2013 at Richard Childress Racing. The tandem won eight times in 2002-03, including a series-leading six times in the latter season. & Toyota's Tundra has won six consecutive Daytona races. & Chad Little this year becomes the third NCWTS series director, succeeding Wayne Auton, who assumes the same position with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Little, a NASCAR K&N Pro Series champion, previously was series director for NASCAR's Whelen Modified Tour and Mexico Series.

  • Additional Daytona Camping World Truck Series Race Info:
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    ESPN.com
    SPEEDtv.com

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