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THE RACE: NextEra Energy Resources 250

TRACK: Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #1 of 22 for the 2014 season

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Race / Track Info


  • Race Date: Friday - February 21, 2014

  • Title Sponsor: Next Era Energy Resources
  • Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • 2013 Winner: Johnny Sauter
  • 2013 Pole: Brennan Newberry
  • 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: Fox Sports 1

    Wednesday, February 19
    Practice: 2:30 pm/et

    Thursday, February 20
    Practice: 1:30 pm/et
    Final practice: 4:40 pm/et

    Friday, February 21
    Qualifying: 4:05 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


Monday, February 17

12:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
4:00 PM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (PARKING ONLY)
5:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES

Tuesday, February 18
7:00 AM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
8:15 AM NCWTS CREW CHIEF MEETING - (DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
5:00 PM NNS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE CLOSES

Wednesday, February 19

9:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
1:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
2:30 PM 3:50 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
6:00 PM NNS & NCWTS GARAGES CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS, NSCS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES

Thursday, February 20

10:00 AM NNS,NSCS & NCWTS MANDATORY SPOTTER MEETING (MEDIA CENTER, MEETING ROOM)
11:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
1:30 PM 2:50 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
4:40 PM 6:00 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
7:00 PM NSCS & NCWTS REGISTRATION CLOSES
8:00 PM NCWTS & NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, February 21

9:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:00 AM 4:00 PM NCWTS MINORS ADMITTED IN THE NASCAR GARAGE AREA
2:30 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
4:10 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING
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


  • Busch wins at Daytona: #51-Kyle Busch edged out #17-Timothy Peters at the finish line to win the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. #98-Johnny Sauter was third. #32-Ryan Truex, #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., #29-Ryan Blaney, #13-Jeb Burton, #8-Joe Nemeheck, #08-Jimmy Weller, and #77-German Quiroga close out the top-10 finishers. There were 4 cautions for 19 laps and 8 lead changes among 4 drivers. Complete results are on the Daytona race results page (pdf).(2-21-2014)

    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Daytona Race & Points Report (pdf).(2-24-2014)

  • Daytona Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch(i) won the 15th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250, his 36th victory in 116 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in six races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Timothy Peters (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2014.
    Johnny Sauter (third) posted his second top-10 finish in six races at Daytona International Speedway. Tyler Reddick (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Timothy Peters leads the point standings by 2 points over Johnny Sauter.
    The margin of victory (0.017) in tonight's race is the eighth closest finish all-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the closet in series history at Daytona International Speedway
    (NASCAR Statistics)(2-21-2014)

  • Driver standings following Daytona:
    1) #17-Timothy Peters, 43
    2) #98-Johnny Sauter, 41, -2
    3) #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr., 39, -4
    4) #29-Ryan Blaney, 38, -5
    5) #13-JebBurton, 37, -6
    6) #08-Jimmy Weller III, 35, -8
    7) #77-German Quiroga, 34, -9
    8) #39-Ryan Sieg, 33, -10
    9) #19-Tyler Reddick 32, -11
    10) #88-Matt Crafton, 31, -12
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(2-21-2014)

  • Owner Standings following Daytona are posted (pdf).(2-21-2014)


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


    • Pit stall selections(pdf)

    • Kennedy on pole at Daytona: #31-Ben Kennedy won the pole for Friday night's NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway after rain forced qualifying to be canceled. The field was set based on combined practice times. #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr. will start second, followed by: #29-Ryan Blaney, #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Joey Coulter, #5-John Wes Townley, #51-Kyle Busch, #92-Ross Chastain, #98-Johnny Sauter, and #19-Tyler Reddick. 38 trucks entered the event but the #60 withdrew, leaving #40-Todd Peck the only driver to miss the field. See complete results on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(2-21-2014)

    • Qualifying Rules
    • Qualifying Order (pdf)
    • Reminder for the new qualifying format: In a move aimed toward enhancing the fan experience watching at the track and at home, NASCAR has announced a new group qualifying format for its three national series that is more compelling, more closely emulates actual on-track competition and underlines the sport's on-going commitment to innovation.

      At tracks measuring 1.25 miles in length or larger, qualifying for the Coors Light Pole Award will consist of three rounds:
      • The first qualifying elimination round will be 25 minutes in duration and includes all cars/trucks. The 24 cars/trucks that post the fastest single lap from the first qualifying round will advance to the second round.
      • The remaining cars/trucks will be sorted based on their times posted in the first round of qualifying in descending order.
      • The second qualifying elimination round will be 10 minutes in duration and the 12 cars/trucks that post the fastest single lap time will advance to the third and final round. The fastest remaining cars/trucks earn positions 13th through 24th based on their times posted in qualifying in descending order.
      • The third and final qualifying round will be five minutes in duration and the fastest single lap time will determine positions 1st through 12th in descending order.
      • There will be a five-minute break between each qualifying round.

      At tracks measuring less than 1.25 miles, qualifying for the Coors Light Pole Award will consist of two rounds:
      • The first qualifying elimination round will be 30 minutes in duration and includes all cars/trucks. The 12 cars/trucks that post the fastest single lap time from the first qualifying round will advance to the second and final round.
      • The remaining cars/trucks will be sorted based on their times posted in the first round of qualifying in descending order.
      • There will be a 10-minute break between the two qualifying rounds.
      • The second and final qualifying round will be 10 minutes in duration and the fastest single lap time posted will determine positions 1st through 12th in descending order.

      The new qualifying format does not apply to the Daytona 500, which will preserve its historic and unique qualifying format. Additionally, it does not apply to non-points NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events or the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway. NASCAR previewed the concept of group qualifying with its national series teams late last fall and expects the new format will be a well-received improvement by its fans, competitors, tracks, sponsors and media partners. "We believe the timing is right for a new qualifying format across our three national series," said Robin Pemberton, vice president for competition and racing development. "This style of group qualifying has all the makings of being highly competitive and more engaging to our fans in the stands and those watching on television and online. For the drivers and teams, we believe this new qualifying will fuel even greater competition leading into the events. Additionally, it provides our tracks, broadcasters and other key partners with a greater opportunity to develop more entertaining content for our race weekends."(NASCAR)
      NASCAR has also furnished a Fact Sheet & FAQ document to explain the process.(1-22-2014)



    • Blaney fastest in final practice: #29-Ryan Blaney was fastest during final practice at Daytona International Speedway on with a speed of 190.775 mph. #51-Kyle Busch was second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton. #92-Ross Chastain, #13-Jeb Burton, #8-Joe Nemechek, #5-John Wes Townley, #17-Timothy Peters, #35-Mason Mingus, and #74-Chris Cockrum. 31 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Daytona practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(2-20-2014)

    • Reddick fastest in second practice: #19-Tyler Reddick was fastest during second practice at Daytona International Speedway on with a speed of 190.090 mph. #29-Ryan Blaney. was second, followed by #32-Ryan Truex, Jr., #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #88-Matt Crafton, #5-John Wes Townley, #02-Tyler Young, #13-Jeb Burton, #17-Timothy Peters, and #20-John King. 35 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Daytona practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(2-20-2014)

    • Kennedy fastest in first practice: #31-Ben Kennedy was fastest during opening practice at Daytona International Speedway on Wednesday with a speed of 192.806 mph. #30-Ron Hornaday, Jr. was second, followed by #88-Matt Crafton, #21-Joey Coulter, #5-John Wes Townley, #98-Johnny Sauter, #39-Ryan Sieg, #8-Joe Nemechek, #58-Parker Kligerman, and #13-Jeb Burton. 37 drivers practiced during the session. #07- Michel Disdier changed engines. #24-Brennan Newberry will move to a back-up truck after his truck suffered damage caused by his hood. See complete results on the Daytona practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-19-2014)

    • Entry list: There are 38 trucks on the preliminary entry list for this Friday's season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Some notes include;
      Jeb Burton in the #13 (was listed TBA, but team has announced plans);
      Travis Kvapil in the #50;
      Parker Kligerman in the #58;
      The #74 is TBA;
      The #83 is TBA;
      (2-17-2014)
      UPDATE: Charles Lewandoski has been added in the #60 Stacy Compton-owned entry, bringing total entries to 39.
      UPDATE 2: The 83 entry has withdrawn, bringing the entry total back to 38.
      LOCKED IN TRUCKS: The following drivers are locked into the field based on points transfers from 2013;
      #08-Jimmy Weller, using the #81 points;
      #8-Joe Nemechek, using the #8 points;
      #20-John King, using the #9 points;
      #21-Joey Coulter, using the #3 points;
      #30-Ron Hornaday, using the #32 points;
      #32-Ryan Truex, using the #4 points;
      #35-Mason Mingus, using the #18 points;
      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 (2.5-mile oval) - Daytona Beach, Fla. Fast Facts for February 18-23, 2014

        Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

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

        Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4596; Right-side -- D-4600

        Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.99 in. (2,235 mm); Right-side -- 88.50 in. (2,248 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 . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams ran at Daytona last July and Talladega last October . . . 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


          Sauter Looks To Make History This Weekend At Daytona

          No one was better on the high banks in 2013 than Johnny Sauter. Sauter became the first driver since Todd Bodine in 2008 to sweep the Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway races in the same season. Sauter will try to make more history Friday night in the NextEra Energy Resources 250.

          If Sauter can win again at DIS he will match one of Bodine's series records. Bodine is the only driver to ever win back-to-back NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Daytona, which he did in 2008-09.

          Sauter won three times in 2013, also taking a win at Martinsville in the spring. He and his teammate, Matt Crafton, kept ThorSport Racing at the top of the driver standings all season. This year, Sauter will try and avoid a midseason slump that cost him a chance at the 2013 title

          The Wisconsin native rebounded after the challenging summer stretch in the schedule to finish the season with seven top-10 finishes over the final eight races, ending the year fourth in points. Sauter has nine career series wins and enters the season having won at least one race over the past five seasons - most among current drivers.

          Sauter will also have new colors this year on his No. 98 Toyota Tundra with nextant aerospace stepping up to sponsor 12 races as primary sponsor and associate sponsor for the remaining 10 events on the 2014 schedule.

          Crafton's Shot At Record Begins Friday At Daytona

          There have been 13 drivers crowned as champion in the NASCAR Camping World Series. Three drivers have multiple titles, but no one has been able to win back-to-back crowns.

          Matt Crafton will begin his attempt at being the first on Friday night. If he can match the consistency he used last year en route to his championship, two in a row could happen.

          Crafton notched 16 consecutive top-10 finishes to start the 2013 season, highlighted by a win at Kansas Speedway. The win at Kansas propelled the California native into the points lead for good. Crafton scored his lone win of 2013 at Kansas Speedway and will be one of the contenders in the season opener at Daytona. Despite a crash that ended his day early in 2012 at DIS, the California native has finished in the top 10 in four of the last five season-openers with a career-best finish of fifth in 2010.

          Kennedy Embellishing Family Legacy At Daytona International Speedway

          Most fans and competitors alike know the storied history of Daytona International Speedway and the France Family that built both the speedway and NASCAR. Most people also know that Bill France Sr. climbed behind the wheel to race himself for years before he founded NASCAR.

          There is one thing, however that a family member has never done at the storied 2.5-mile facility - compete in a NASCAR national series event.

          That will change Friday, when Ben Kennedy, great grandson of Bill France Sr., grandson of Bill France Jr. and son of International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy, competes in the NextEra Energy Resources 250.

          Kennedy, who will graduate in May from the University of Florida, is driving fulltime for Turner Scott Motorsports and contending for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors this season.





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