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Next Era Energy Resources 250

TRACK: Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #1 of 23 for the 2015 season

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Race: Friday, February 20, 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL

Title Sponsor: Next Era Energy Resources

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:46pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Wednesday, February 18
10:00 AM 4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER
12:00 PM 5:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
12:15 PM NCWTS CREW CHIEF MEETING (FRONT MEETING ROOM, MEDIA CENTER)

Thursday, February 19
8:00 AM 4:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
8:00 AM 7:00 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
10:45 AM NSCS,NXS & NCWTS MANDATORY SPOTTER MEETING (MEDIA CENTER, FRONT MEETING ROOM)
12:30 PM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM 2:25 PM NCWTS PRACTICE
3:30 PM 4:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE

Friday, February 20
9:00 AM 8:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
9:00 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM 6:15 PM NCWTS MINORS ADMITTED IN THE NASCAR GARAGE AREA*
2:30 PM 3:30 PM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
4:45 PM NCWTS QUALIFYING
6:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING-(DRIVERS MEETING ROOM)
7:00 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NCWTS RACE (100 LAPS, 250 MILES)

NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Reddick wins at Daytona: #19-Tyler Reddick won the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway on Friday. #4-Erik Jones finished second followed by #20-Scott Lagasse, #29-Austin Theriault, #07-Ray Black, Jr., #92-David Gilliland, #99-Bryan Silas, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Daniel Suarez, and #98-Johnny Sauter. There were 6 caution flags for 28 laps and 14 lead changes among 7 leaders.
    #33-Ty Dillon started the race from the pole and finished 11th after leading for 37 laps.
    Complete results are on the Daytona race results page (pdf).(2-20-2015)

  • Daytona Race Fast Facts:
    Tyler Reddick won the 16th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250, his first victory in 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Erik Jones (second) posted his first top-10 finish at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2015.
    Scott Lagasse Jr.(i) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Erik Jones (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Tyler Reddick leads the point standings by 6 points over Erik Jones #.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(2-20-2015)

  • Driver standings following Daytona:
    1) #19-Tyler Reddick, 48
    2) #51-Erik Jones, 42, -6
    3) #29-Austin Theriault, 41, -7
    4) #07-Ray Black, Jr., 39, -9
    5) #99-Bryan Silas, 37, -11
    6) #88-Matt Crafton, 37, -11
    7) #98-Johnny Sauter, 34, -14
    8) #08-Korbin Forrister, 32, -16
    9) #02-Tyler Young, 32, -16
    10) #6-Norm Benning, 30, -18
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(2-20-2015)

  • Owner Standings following Daytona are posted (pdf).(2-20-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Daytona: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: #94-Travis Kvapil, 15th
    Caution 3: #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb,
    Caution 4: #98-Johnny Sauter, 10th
    Caution 5: #99-Bryan Silas, 7th
    Caution 6: #99-Bryan Silas, 7th
    (2-20-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit stall selections(pdf)

  • Dillon on pole at Daytona: #33-Ty Dillon won the pole for the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night with a speed of 188.774mph. #94-Travis Kvapil will start second, followed by: #19-Tyler Reddick, #29-Austin Theriault, #31-James Buescher, #11-Ben Kennedy, #4-Erik Jones, #84-Chris Fontaine, #20-Scott Lagasse, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
    Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #23-Spencer Gallagher with a speed of 190.146mph.
    #13-Cameron Hayley was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 186.656mph..
    See complete lineup on the Starting lineup (pdf) page.(2-20-2015)

  • Daytona Qualifying Notes:
    Ty Dillon(i) won the Keystone Light Pole Award for the 16th Annual NextEra Energy Resources 250 with a lap of 47.676 seconds, 188.774 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 50 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in three races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Travis Kvapil (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2015 and his sixth in nine races at Daytona International Speedway.
    Tyler Reddick (third) posted his second top-10 start at Daytona International Speedway. It is his first this season.
    Austin Theriault (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(2-20-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)

  • Qualifying Rules

  • Sauter fastest in final practice: #98-Johnny Sauter was fastest in final practice for the Next Era Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 190.617 mph. He was followed by #13-Cameron Hayley, #29-Austin Theriault, #33-Ty Dillon, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #50-Cody Ware, #99-Bryan Silas, #02-Tyler Young, #8-Joe Nemechek, and #51-Daniel Suarez. 35 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Daytona practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(2-19-2015)

  • Hill fastest in first practice: #82-Austin Hill was fastest during opening practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 188.509 mph. #94-Travis Kvapil was second, followed by #05-John Wes Townley, #88-Matt Crafton, #33-Ty Dillon, #20-Scott Lagasse, #14-Daniel Hemric, #17-Timothy Peters, #31-James Buescher, and #45-Matt Tifft. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Daytona practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(2-19-2015)

  • Entry list: There are 34 trucks on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Next Era Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. A few notes:
    Donnie Neuenberger is in the #1;
    Norm Benning will drive his #6 Chevy;
    The #08 is TBA;
    Scott Lagasse is driving the #20;
    Ty Dillon will drive the #33;
    The #50 for MAKE Motorsports is listed as TBA, but was announced as Cody Ware;
    Daniel Suarez will drive the #51 for Kyle Busch;
    Jordan Anderson will drive the #74 for Mike Harmon.(2-16-205)
    UPDATE: Korbin Forrister WILL BE IN THE #08;(2-18-205)
    UPDATE 2: Clay Greenfield added in the #68; Austin Hill added in the #82; Chris Fontaine added in the #84;
    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 13-22, 2015

    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)

    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 Goodyear tire codes at Daytona throughout Speedweeks . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams have run at Daytona since July 2013 . . . Xfinity and Camping World Truck teams have also run this tire set-up at Talladega over that same span . . . Sprint Cup teams ran this set-up at Talladega for two races -- October 2013 and May 2014 -- before changing the right-side tire at that track 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.

    Goodyear Blimp: Goodyear's "Spirit of Innovation" airship, based out of Pompano Beach. Fla., will be in the air over Daytona International Speedway throughout Speedweeks . . . the ship will be a part of television coverage for the Sprint Unlimited and Sprint Cup qualifying during the first week, and the Budweiser Duels and the Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Sprint Cup races during the second week.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Crafton Begins Quest For Three-Peat

    Matt Crafton ran away with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship last season to become the first driver to win consecutive titles in its 20-year history. The No. 88 ThorSport Racing driver visits Daytona on Friday for the first stop on his quest for a three-peat - the NextEra Energy Resources 250 (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). He will look to improve on his 13th-place finish at Daytona last year.

    Superspeedways the likes of Daytona and Talladega are not Crafton's forte, though. He claims eight top-10 finishes in 23 starts at superspeedways (34.8%) compared to his 184 top-10 finishes in 312 starts at all other tracks (59.0%).

    Notable three-peats across sports include: Jimmie Johnson (2006-10), Los Angeles Lakers (2000-02), New York Yankees (1998-00), Chicago Bulls (1996-98, 1991-93), UCLA Basketball (1967-73), Green Bay Packers (1965-67).

    Erik Jones Ready To Roll

    Erik Jones, 18, has burst onto the NASCAR national series scene, racing part time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series the last two seasons. The Byron, Michigan native became the youngest NASCAR national series winner after his victory at Phoenix in 2013 (a record since broken by Cole Custer). He didn't slow down in 2014, compiling three wins in just 12 starts and ranking third in laps led with 1,789. Jones plans on competing in all 23 NCWTS races for KBM this year and is arguably the front-runner for Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Despite his youth, don't be surprised if he vies with Crafton for the series crown.

    "My goal this year is to go out and win races and bring home a driver's championship to KBM," Jones said. "I feel like running a part-time schedule the last few years has helped prepare me for the chance to run full-time this year, especially last year racing at a couple of mile-and-half tracks.

    "Matt (Crafton) has won the championship the last two years by being very consistent and we know that if we are going to beat him, we need to make sure on the days where we don't have a winning truck we don't try to make something happen and have it bite us."

    Superspeedway Studs

    Superspeedway racing can be tricky for even the best drivers in the world. But it hasn't been for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veterans Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters. The two drivers are the only current full-time competitors to boast victories at both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Sauter swept the superspeedways in 2013, while Peters won at Talladaga in 2014 (the last NCWTS race at a 2.5-mile track) and Daytona in 2010. The pair started off last season strong with Peters taking second and Sauter placing third, behind race-winner Kyle Bush, in the Daytona opener.

    Tyler Reddick Leads Brad Keselowski Racing

    Erik Jones is not the only teenage driver with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series title aspirations.

    Tyler Reddick, 19, eyes the series' top spot after flashing his potential in 2014. The Corning, California resident, racked up two poles, four top-six and one top-10 finish in his final five starts last season and placed runner-up for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award despite only running 16 races. Reddick, the last NCWTS driver to win a pole at a superspeedway (10/18/14, Talladega) will attempt to repeat the feat in his No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford and improve on his fourth-place finish in Friday's NextEra Energy Resources 250.

    Reddick will head to Daytona early, meeting with the National Guard Youth Foundation in St. Augustine, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 18 prior to on-track activity.

    Daytona Do-Over For Kennedy

    Ben Kennedy began his rookie NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season the best way he possibly could in 2014 - by starting from the pole at Daytona. The 23-year-old led the first 52 laps of the race, but was hampered by a pit road issue on lap 53 and ultimately finished 15th. Kennedy built on the experience, and his consistent driving in the season's final 21 races earned him the series' Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award.

    After competing for Turner Scott Motorsports in a Chevrolet last year, Kennedy joined Red Horse Racing in the offseason and will pilot its No. 11 Toyota Tundra on a full schedule. His first goal with his new team - take the checkered in his hometown of Daytona Beach.

    Sunshine State Of Mind

    A flurry of Floridians will be competing in their home state in Friday's NextEra Energy Resources 250. Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Ray Black Jr. (Palm Coast, Fla.) and Brian Silas (Stuart, Fla.) all hail from the Sunshine State where they began their careers on Florida racing circuits. Silas and Kennedy finished ninth and 10th, respectively in the 2014 NCWTS final point standings, while Black ran seven races on a part-time schedule. All three drivers are in search of their first NASCAR national series wins. In addition to racing a full-time Truck Series schedule and operating his own NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team (Ben Kennedy Racing), Kennedy completed his sport management degree at the University of Florida in 2014.

Next Race: NextEra Energy Resources 250

Countdown to the race: 02/24/2017 ~ 7:30 PM ET

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

Fox Sports 1
Sirius Channel 90
MRN Radio

Qualifying:
4:30 pm/et, Friday, February 24 - TV: Fox Sports 1
Practices:
2:00 pm/et, Thursday, February 23 - TV: Fox Sports 1
4:00 pm/et, Thursday, February 23 - TV: Fox Sports 1

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